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Old 01-29-2003, 08:43 PM   #1
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ZQ8 vs. stock

lets say you were buying used zq8 parts from somebody you dont really know and who doesn't live near you...
if you laid them side by side, is there any way to tell the difference between a zq8 coil and a stock coil ? what about zq8 leafs vs stock leafs? they're off a 99 V6 xcab.
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Old 01-29-2003, 09:15 PM   #2
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the leafs for a ZQ8 should have one less leaf in them, im not sure but the ZQ8 coils might be a wee bit shorter, but they were alot taller than my belltech 2in springs
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Old 01-30-2003, 12:19 AM   #3
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yea, thats what i thought about the leafs; nobody knows fo sho about the coil springs?
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Old 01-30-2003, 05:46 PM   #4
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the ZQ8 coils were actually almost the same height side by side as my stock coils but the ZQ8 coils themselves were actually thinner than the stock coils

my ZQ8 springs came from a 2000 reg cab step side v6 truck and my truck is a 96 ex cab fleetside v6

my ZQ8 coils actually dropped me 2" up front instead of the 1.5" that I was expecting
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Old 01-31-2003, 12:38 AM   #5
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i put some ZQ8 leafs and coils on my first gen, and it ended up giving me a substantial rake... i think ill need blocks for the back to level out the drop in the front!!
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I measured the fender heights on my buddy's stock height 01 ex cab 4.3 auto and compared them to my 96 ZQ8 + 2/3 and my truck is 5"lower up front and 5.5" lower in the back
thats with a 26" tall tire up front and 27" tall tire in the back so that equalls out to 1/2" lower in the front and the same height tire in the back

that still comes out to a static drop of 4.5" up front and 5.5" in the rear
thats pretty good for 1.5" ZQ8 spring and 2" spindle in the front and 1.5" ZQ8 leaf pack and 3" block in the rear ( for those bad at math like me that should equall out 3.5/4.5)


dont ask me where the extra inch came from ( I wish that logic applied in other areas )
right now my fender heights are at 24 3/4" in the front and 27" in the rear and it does have a noticeable rake
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