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    Great info! thanks for the write-up.
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    I took a couple more pictures on level ground so you can see how it looks. The front is still stock...for now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CarpenterGuy View Post
    Get some of those air bag things, or you could add a leaf. It raises up the back 2 inches though.
    Air bags are out of the question, it has autoride from the factory with air shocks. Can't add a leaf either, it has coil springs in the rear brother.

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    any issues in replacing them with H2 springs? did it seat very well? any modifications? thanks for the write up.

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    No issues at all. Springs even used the stock isolaters (rubber anti-squeak pieces at the ends of the spring).
    No modifications required, just undid the lower shock mounts and the upper sway bar mounts and let the axle droop. Then istalled springs and re-installed shocks and sway bar link bolts. I've had them on for a couple of weeks now and have about 300 miles on them. The ride is a little stiffer, but there are no negative effects on my auot ride and no codes have been thrown (SES light). Over all I am happy with it and best of all I have had no conplaints out of the wife (it is her daily driver). She loaded it up with six people to go to a funeral the other day and she did no have to readjust her rearview mirror.

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    How is the vehicle running now? Were the springs easy to replace?

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    that sound pretty cool. glad its workin for ya
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    It is running and towing just fine. No issues what so ever. Easy to replace, remove lower shock bolts and upper sway bar links, let axle droop remove and replace springs, reassemble. Probably took less than an hour.

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    Great info!

    I want to lift my autoride just a little and have wondered how the autoride would react to front key replacement. Anybody with an idea?

    How much do the H2 springs run? Did they settle in at all? Are you still at about 2" of lift in the rear?

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    Anyone else have any thoughts?
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