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2wd vs 4wd springs
« on: January 11, 2016, 01:39:57 AM »
I know this is a dumb question and ive looked everywhere. Does anyone know if the sprigs for a 2wd are different that springs for a 4wd 2nd gen?

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Re: 2wd vs 4wd springs
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2016, 07:42:29 AM »
Well they sell oem replacements and they have 2wd and 4wd versions and from what i remember the 4wd are taller ( thinking you're talking about the front ones right?)

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Re: 2wd vs 4wd springs
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2016, 10:15:29 AM »
Correct. I get a set of bilstien 5100s and got a extra set of springs and top plates and now my truck sits lower than it did before but I realized the springs came out of a 07 2wd. Gonna have to take my stock 4wd ones an replace

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Re: 2wd vs 4wd springs
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2016, 10:35:24 AM »
Springs do settle and may wear out and compress more but you should measure your stock 4wd one and just remove 1 2wd to make sure. maybe confirm what i have read.

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Re: 2wd vs 4wd springs
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2016, 11:24:01 AM »
Well after I posted the OP I did some more research and they are different p/n fo 2wd and 4wd and found a post were Greg from prg states they have different spring rates. I'll be getting  spring compressor Friday and swapping them out. I also noticed before my ball joints went out the front end felt like there was too much weight up front. Kinda like a boat going over wake at low speed

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Re: 2wd vs 4wd springs
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2016, 12:05:11 PM »
are you planning on keeping the 5100s?
If so you could just run a stiffer spring and upper control arms and you could get more lift

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Re: 2wd vs 4wd springs
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2016, 12:26:46 PM »
Yes I'm going to keep them I already have SPC arms.  And I'm gong to run the OME HD springs when I put a bumper on. Just waiting on Nisstec to send me the replacement ball joints.. its been 2 weeks going on 3

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Re: 2wd vs 4wd springs
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2016, 01:17:02 PM »
Thats a good setup

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Re: 2wd vs 4wd springs
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2016, 02:47:08 AM »
Thanks! I want more travel though

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Re: 2wd vs 4wd springs
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2016, 06:23:09 AM »
More travel you will need coil overs and a long arm kit or boring titan swap

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Re: 2wd vs 4wd springs
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2016, 10:46:31 AM »
I know I've been saving! Was gonna tswap a while ago but didnt

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Re: 2wd vs 4wd springs
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2016, 01:06:08 PM »
I might sell my 4" setup if you're interested i have to buy theonepathfinder's so i wont need mine but havnt fully decided.

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Re: 2wd vs 4wd springs
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2016, 03:55:03 PM »
I might sell my 4" setup if you're interested i have to buy theonepathfinder's so i wont need mine but havnt fully decided.

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