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How much suspension performance increase did y'all notice when changing from stock Tockicos to Bilstei HD's while retaining the stock springs? I'm wondering beause I upgraded to Bilstein HD's and there's a difference but it's not *huge*. If I wanted to change the springs, which springs should I go to to make the truck ride like a champ on-road? Also, if money is a factor, do I do front or rear springs first? Thanks. :welder:
 

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That is a real problem. To quote Jerry at Camburg, when I posed this same question to him...:" No sweat. A longer spring, with more windings and travel, with proper preload will give the softer ride, without bottoming or feeling harsh." It is all sooo.... EXPENSIVE. Most guys use coilovers or heavier springs to reduce body roll, or bottoming out. We simply adjust to the slightly stiffer ride from our front ends. Your travel is pretty short to hope for a valving job on your shocks to give a cadillac ride with the spring needed to do the job.
 

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bilstein HD's will make the ride more harsh
 

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YoTRacer158 said:
bilstein HD's will make the ride more harsh
When I switched to the HD's, it was stiffer at first but has smoothed way out. They are even softer that the Tokicos. The only difference now is I don't bottom out as much. I freaking love the way they ride.
 

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The biggest difference I notice with the Billy's is that the truck doesn't nose dive under braking, and it doesn't sway as much on the corners. They are better than the Tokicos but not a ton better.
 
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