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Ive heard acouple of people having problems with them, like them breaking and shit, is this something pretty common...let me know, im thinking about getting some this week....


oh yea....on 2wd NBS...
 

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i had gotten the daystar 1.25" spacers and had them split on me after 2 weeks. maybe cause i already have a lift but.. i took them back to 4wheel parts in my area and they swapped me out to a 2.5" spacer from another chevy vehicle. i dunno which one though cause they just gave me the spacers by themselves. no box so no part number. came home installed them and got about 1.75" out of the new ones and havent had a problem yet.
 

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my buddy has them on his truck and they haven't broken yet. but his truck looks an inch or two lower than when he first got it so the spacers may have compressed a lot
 

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I ran mine for 6 months with no problems. I had the 2" daystars and had zero problems.
 

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so if they split, what happens to the truck? like if your driving down the road and one splits on you your not gonna loose control and flip of the road into a gully full of water and drown are you?
 

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But, why do you prefer the daystar's? Aren't they plastic or rubber or something?
I'm sure you can find some steel ones some where, and that'd be much better, IMO.
 

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nothing will happen if they split except for the side of your truck will drop the inch or two.. as far as using steel that wouldnt provide any kind of damping so that would be a horible idea.
 

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Why would the spacer need to help "dampen" the suspension?
 

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the coil spacer will usually only give you about half of what the advertised lift is honestly. the spring sits in a pocket molded into the spacer so its alot safer and more logical. a peice of solid steel would change the ride quality, front coil properties and wouldnt be safe since there isnt a coil groove in it. its impractical.
 

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so if they split, what happens to the truck? like if your driving down the road and one splits on you your not gonna loose control and flip of the road into a gully full of water and drown are you?
its FLIP-Scream-Gully-Fire-Jump into Pond to stop burning- Realize the pond is filled with acid- eats your skin- death
 

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I have never sold the metal spacers because they scare the shit out of me...plus the daystars make the truck ride a little better on some trucks.
 

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the coil spacer will usually only give you about half of what the advertised lift is honestly. the spring sits in a pocket molded into the spacer so its alot safer and more logical. a peice of solid steel would change the ride quality, front coil properties and wouldnt be safe since there isnt a coil groove in it. its impractical.
I still don't see how it would change the "coil properties"...The coil is supposed to absorb the impact, not the spacer. Spacer pushes the coil down an inch or however big it is...Do you also think that blocks change the "leaf springs properties?"

edit : btw, coil spring pockets are METAL. theres a rubber INSULATOR on top of them...to insulate the spring from rattling. if the spacer was machined correctly, i don't see one single issue using metal spacers, except you might want/need 2 insulators per side...The biggest reason they don't use metal is cost...metal costs more and its easier/cheaper to machine/form plastic/rubber.
 

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Thanks man. Thats what I thought too.
 

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I bought randomheros shit, and have been running them (daystars) since Oct. 2005, so total they have been used for prolly 2 yrs. w/o any problems.

SKG makes a damn nice set of metal ones but last time I checked they were only available for Fords.
 

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well i obviously dont know what the fuck im talking about.. misrepresented information to me then onto you guys. sorry.
 

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Don't get pissed man.

I was just pointing out that metal spacers are an option too.

I ran 3" steel bolt on spacers on the front of my old 4wd Dodge with no problems at all.
Didn't know if 2wd FSC were different though.
 
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