Stiffining the suspension for less body wobble

Stiffining the suspension for less body wobble

Postby 03GMCSAF [OP] » May 7th 2020, 5:29am

I recently lifted my safari and it is veey wobbly and when I hit bumps or aany difference in elevation on the ground the tries normally rub really bad for maybe a second. Does anyone know where I can buy stiffer springs?? or any ideas to help it out, just got new shocks too.
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Re: Stiffining the suspension for less body wobble

Postby augidog » May 7th 2020, 3:04pm

My 4-leaf "OE" replacement springs, 3 leaves plus a 4th helper leaf, are definitely stiffer than stock.

I chose Husky brand, through rockauto...1) because it looks like Husky Spring also makes the other higher priced brands and 2) RA had a very reasonable shipping charge compared to direct leaf spring suppliers.

With that said, "very wobbly" can also be a front sway bar issue, and you may need to add a rear stabilizer as well.

The best advise I can personally give is...the experienced members here are going to want more details w/pics in order to better help you through this.
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Re: Stiffining the suspension for less body wobble

Postby SportsBoy » May 7th 2020, 3:20pm

Check out the lift threads or any of the many spring threads to get part numbers and suppliers for new springs - they have stiffer Astro/Safari springs and S-10 springs work too
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Re: Stiffining the suspension for less body wobble

Postby Mmusicman » May 7th 2020, 3:51pm

03GMCSAF wrote:..the tries normally rub really bad for maybe a second..

Personally, sounds like a tire fitment issue to me.
Where are the tires rubbing?
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Re: Stiffining the suspension for less body wobble

Postby Manny ManVan » May 9th 2020, 10:30am

I want to increase my load capacity by using Sonoma/S10 leaf springs. How do I know that they are compatible with my 2002 AWD Safari with 3” lift? Short and long length measurements?
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