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Rear loft with 2500 springs, gonna be a harsh ride?

Rear loft with 2500 springs, gonna be a harsh ride?

Postby xraypro1 [OP] » Sep 09 2020, 12:30am

So my 2000 Silverado 1500 needs a boost in the back, plus the old springs are saggy and the bushings are shot. But for not much more than the stock Original Springs I can get the OEM spring for the 2500 truck which is said to lift the rear of the 1500 by 2 to 3 in. That sounds great to me but I just wonder since I am unloaded most of the time is that going to give me a much harsher ride from the rear? By the way, I'll also be using Bilstein 5100 shocks.

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Re: Rear loft with 2500 springs, gonna be a harsh ride?

Postby roorancher » Sep 09 2020, 12:36am

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Re: Rear loft with 2500 springs, gonna be a harsh ride?

Postby 19trax95 » Sep 09 2020, 12:37am

Yes you will have a harsher ride for sure.
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Re: Rear loft with 2500 springs, gonna be a harsh ride?

Postby ferraiolo1 » Sep 09 2020, 1:31am

Install a add a leaf.


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Re: Rear loft with 2500 springs, gonna be a harsh ride?

Postby xraypro1 [OP] » Sep 09 2020, 2:21am

19trax95 wrote:Yes you will have a harsher ride for sure.


So, what's my better option to get the rear end up to 2-3 in? Would I be better off to put the OEM 1500 Springs back in with a 2 inch lift block underneath it?
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Re: Rear loft with 2500 springs, gonna be a harsh ride?

Postby Walkers » Sep 09 2020, 3:05am

I put air bags in the rear to help my sagging springs. It gives me an adjustability that I did not have prior.
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Re: Rear loft with 2500 springs, gonna be a harsh ride?

Postby Roadkill2011 » Sep 16 2020, 5:08am

My 2011 1500 with 2500 springs rides just fine. Currently on 37s but it actually rides nicer since I put the 2500 leafs on.
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Re: Rear loft with 2500 springs, gonna be a harsh ride?

Postby Rambodog » Sep 16 2020, 6:43am

Roadkill2011 wrote:My 2011 1500 with 2500 springs rides just fine. Currently on 37s but it actually rides nicer since I put the 2500 leafs on.

Being on 37's is why the heavier leafs ride better than stock. That is a lot of weight being tossed around. Not gonna be the case on stock or 33's.
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Re: Rear loft with 2500 springs, gonna be a harsh ride?

Postby Rambodog » Sep 16 2020, 6:56am

The Bilstein 5100 application for your truck has 1 option for rear shock. It's for non torsion and it's for a 4-5" rear lift. This might be an issue for only a 2-3" lift. Correct me if I am wrong, but that is what I came up with when I looked out of curiosity.
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Re: Rear loft with 2500 springs, gonna be a harsh ride?

Postby xraypro1 [OP] » Sep 16 2020, 3:31pm

Rambodog wrote:The Bilstein 5100 application for your truck has 1 option for rear shock. It's for non torsion and it's for a 4-5" rear lift. This might be an issue for only a 2-3" lift. Correct me if I am wrong, but that is what I came up with when I looked out of curiosity.


Ain't curiosity great? You're not wrong, and yeah I went back and forth on this but the 4600 series is for stock to only 1" lift, so I wrote to Bilstein and told them exactly what I wanted to do and they said it would work, so I'm trusting them. After all, 1" is barely lifted at all, but 5" is quite a lot. I think the majority of trucks wind up somewhere in the middle at around 3-3.5" of lift.
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