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post #251 of 255 Old 03-05-2019, 12:42 PM
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Why did you go with Sumo springs instead of the Timbren setup mentioned earlier in this thread?
No reason really, just looked like both were an option, and there was some discussion about how to get the right parts on the Timbren after removing the spring. Seemed like some other positive videos on youtube about the Sumo's so we will see.

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Also, how many miles have you driven on this setup and what are your thoughts on ride & handling compared to stock?
Zero miles... Just did the change this weekend and have not had it out yet. Give me a month or so to report back.

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Zero miles... Just did the change this weekend and have not had it out yet. Give me a month or so to report back.
Ok, took the van out today for a shake down run. The combination of a single leaf and the Sumo springs works great! It's so much softer on the hard bumps, handles very nicely. Drove on windy mountain roads, freeway and city streets. I'm very happy thus far with the change.

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The job is made much easier if you have a secondary floor jack to raise and lower the axle while the van body is secured with the factory jack on the body mount.


Thank you for the excellent pictures. I looked at this post a few times and I have to point out that it sounds like you worked under the truck without stands.

Please, please, please, everybody, do not ever, ever, ever work under a vehicle supported by a jack.
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[I]Please, please, please, everybody, do not ever, ever, ever work under a vehicle supported by a jack.
YES I fully agree. I had 2 jack stands in place at the back as triple backup. If you do this job with the wheels still on that also gives you some peace of mind...

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