Heavy Springs And Lift Upgrade

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    Video is uploaded! Check it out!




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    Out of Stock already lol... awesome kit
     
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    I put off ordering a set, but I'll be getting one on standby in the next week or so. I talked to the "boss" about it, and we think it's a good investment.
     
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    You won’t regret it. It’s a quality product, super easy to install and it makes such a difference.


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    Can you tell us more about these "Valley Spring Works in California" springs you mentioned? Is it all 4 replacement springs?
     
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    Interested as well. Maybe it’s better than the CSS helpers I was looking at on amazon.


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    New Prius Gen 2 owner here.

    Has anyone had success doing both the PriusOffroad spacers with the addition of the Vibe AWD springs in back and the Matrix springs up front?

    Would seem like this would work. I am ordering the spacers from PriusOffroad, but would also like to do the springs & struts while I am doing the work if it will actually work well.

    I want the stiffer springs to provide more cargo capacity for passengers, small trailer and roof rack.

    Thanks for your thoughts in advance.
     
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    what’s the difference in spring rate compared to stock?


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    I love my gen2 kit. I’m installing another kit on my families gen 2 next week. You can watch my install video on YouTube under Whiteknuckle6.2


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    OP here.

    My thread about heavy springs has been hijacked to talk about spacers. :mad:

    Spacers are great for ground clearance but will not increase the weight capacity. The heavy springs will increase the weight handling and add height clearance.

    I don't think spacers and the heavy springs will work together. I have tried both and either pushes the limits of the suspension travel.

    My heavy springs have been in for a year and work great.

    I have another project planned with a spring swap that should fall between the stock and AWD Matrix springs.
     
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    I've got new KYB shocks and springs waiting to be installed with the lift spacer kit. Could you share a little more on your project in case I need to change direction?
     
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    Doesn't this thread do this?
     
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    Re-read his post . The last sentence.
     
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    You say the springs don’t fit and you have to add the spring perch from the matrix strut in the Prius strut. How did you get the perch off???


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    Post #10 above : Heavy Springs And Lift Upgrade | PriusChat
     
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    Post #20 has pictures showing the doubled perches.

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    I saw the two just didn’t know how to remove one. I figured it was welded on.


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    I just bought a set of tears to try this out off an 09 Vibe. Will be posting the process on my YouTube channel.


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