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Old 08-28-2017, 04:25 PM   #21
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What coilover and spring did you get
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Old 08-29-2017, 11:34 AM   #22
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According to my paypal invoice:

Viking C217 shocks (Qty 2)
Viking 10" 850lb Springs (Qty 2)

I just gave Atomic the ride height and whatnot, and they took care of the rest. I'm eager to get the springs and shocks and see how it rides!!!!
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Old 08-29-2017, 11:39 AM   #23
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I did too. I also contacted Viking. Just for a second opinion. I have 2 options and I don't know what to do haha. I was told 205 by one and 207 by the other both said 850lb spring thougj
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It depends on what height you are and what other lowering mods you have (spindle, etc.). This is the general guideline I made that gives you an idea based on what you want, but its just a guide and not necessary the best for your particular situation. The 217 is only about 0.6" longer than the 205 so its not a huge difference, but I would go with whichever one I recommended for you
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Old 08-29-2017, 12:10 PM   #25
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It depends on what height you are and what other lowering mods you have (spindle, etc.). This is the general guideline I made that gives you an idea based on what you want, but its just a guide and not necessary the best for your particular situation. The 217 is only about 0.6" longer than the 205 so its not a huge difference, but I would go with whichever one I recommended for you
This is also what I found.

He used the c210 with a 12" 600lb spring for 2" of drop

https://www.performancetrucks.net/forums/projects-gallery-189/2014-silverado-4-7-drop-cal-tracs-coil-overs-more-come-529544/

I'm not saying you're wring. I'm just one to research the hell out of everything
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Old 08-29-2017, 12:22 PM   #26
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There are a few differences with his setup. I would say he should have used a bearing for the eyelets and not the poly as the poly will deform under that much weight. He also used a Tbar mount instead of a typical bearing mount, which is fine on a 2wd, but will not work with a 4wd because of the CV axle. Because of that, he used a slightly longer shock, and because he had a longer shock he used a softer spring. I personally think 600lb is too soft though, I prefer to be in the 700-900 range.
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Old 08-29-2017, 12:42 PM   #27
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So if be ok With the 217 then? I went under the truck and measures and the 205 extended length is a hair under 14. Which I have about 14" of length maybe a little more so when it compresses it might drop more then I want?

I'm still we to the coilover thing
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Old 08-29-2017, 01:37 PM   #28
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My brackets take up some of that distance. You measured 17.5" and have a 2" spindle, so you will need the 205 that will have 78% of compression remaining. This is a little high but means you can adjust down easily if you want it lower. The C217 will be 62% which is about perfect also.

Either one will be 100% fine. You can adjust height via the spring preload.
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Old 08-29-2017, 01:39 PM   #29
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Ok as long as I can lift it half an inch or so and be fine then the 205 it is. I'm getting smaller tires and my front valance already hates me
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Haha, well, if you are looking to go a little higher 217 it is!
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