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Sulastic Shackles > Info & User Feedback

Discussion in 'Steering, Suspension and Wheels' started by Nor-Cal Nick, May 13, 2008.

  1. Nor-Cal Nick

    Nor-Cal Nick Suspension Consultant

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    We are now offering Sulastic Rubber Springs at Nor Cal Truck. I might not have them on my site for a while but till then you can call your order in or PM me. Here is a little about the product if you don't know about already.



    Making Vehicles safer and high performance enjoyable !

    What is Sulastic ?

    SULASTIC is an elastic (rubber spring) suspension that reduces and in many cases totally removes the vibration and shock caused by the leaf spring suspension, improving safety and overall handling of the vehicle.


    Key benefits

    -Increase in vehicle stability by 20% to 30% increasing the angle for turn-over by 4 to 6 degrees

    -Reduction in vehicle vibrations by 60% to 80% while significantly reducing excessive tire temperature caused by excessive vibrations

    -Reduction in braking distances by 10% to 20% keeping all 4 tires on the road during braking

    -Increase in driver control by stabilizing vehicle weight over all 4 tires





    Sulastic Shackles in my words:
    Sulastic shackles basically are rubber isolators that takes the top heavy spring rate off these 3/4 & 1 ton trucks when driving down the highway or city streets. In a way making your factory spring into a "progressive" style ride and at the same time not reducing your spring weight capacity.

    On my personal truck:

    2008 3500HD Dually Crew Cab Long bed

    I run the Sulastic Shackles and my personal spec'd Bilstein (Zinc) 5100's for daily driving and when I pull my fifth wheel trailer (about 18k) I have AirLift helper bags to accommodate the heavy fifth wheel pin weight. Great ride to the point that my family and I really do enjoy driving the truck for short or long trips.





    Nor-Cal Nick
     
  2. BigDogYJ

    BigDogYJ Recruit

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    Sounds like i need to get a set of these.

    EDIT: PM Sent.
     
  3. Muddindirty

    Muddindirty Coonass

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    I have the same rear setup as Nick as he spec'd it out for me when I did the 4-6" Cognito in front. Like he said, it makes the long trips more enjoyable for the family because it really takes out all the :boxing_smiley:"kidney shots" that were a killer with the stock suspension espacially in the back seat. Everybody that rides with me comments on how nice this 1 ton rides.

    To put it a nutshell,

    X2
     
  4. RYDNHI4X4

    RYDNHI4X4 Halt Halt Or I'll Release My Dog

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    May 3, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    Took a trip from NY to CA with Mom and without the Shackles. While in CA I had Nick's guys put a set on. Leaving CA to NY my Mom said what did you do to the truck it feels smoother and I didn't tell her I was having something done.

    Very, very smooth ride. I would highly recommend a set for anyones truck.
     
  5. got-h2o

    got-h2o HillBilly Pimp

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    Do these lower the rear height like the Velvet Rides used to? What's the cost? Please pm me if prices aren't allowed in threads. I need them desperately.
     
  6. DunesRunner08

    DunesRunner08 Banned

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    Hey nick...even though I am selling the dodge, would these give it a little lift in the rear to try and even it out? It rides Cali style a little bit, I need to get the ass end up in the air a little bit.
     
  7. Gruber

    Gruber Tin Can Rider

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    May 4, 2008
    1000 Oaks, California
    I think what I'm reading is that these eliminate the "long bed dually" hop that you get on the freeway with no load. Is that correct? Please PM me the price and availability also. My truck will bounce you to d eath on these LA Freeways.........especially the stretch on 101 in Camarillo! OMG it's the worst of all! Also I'm assumming my rear Frederico Stabilizers won't be affected..correct?

    Duh.......I checked the link. I see there price. They look nice.
     
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  8. RYDNHI4X4

    RYDNHI4X4 Halt Halt Or I'll Release My Dog

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    You are correct. They do eliminate the "hop". I could tell right away driving out of Nick's shop and going over the speed bumps.


     
  9. tomrex

    tomrex Professional Idiot

    That's the only thing that I dislike about my rig. I came out of a Tahoe, so I'm a little spoiled, but it rides like a damn gravel train. Better than my dodge, much better than the F350, but still NO DAMN GOOD. Anyone around me got these springs? I'd love to see them in action. If it helps, I'd be more than game for buying a set. How bad are they to install?
     
  10. whitetrash21

    whitetrash21 Put on the damn helmet day........

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    can these be built for lowering purposes??
     
  11. Gruber

    Gruber Tin Can Rider

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    Thanks for the feedback. They sound great! I haul a 4000 lb Lance slide in camper with my truck. It's actually on the truck a lot more than it's off the truck. With the boat tongue weight I'm about 300 lbs over GVW which is 11,400lbs IIRC. I am wondering how they will handle that kind of weight on a daily basis and if there have been many failures. They look pretty stout from the pics but it's hard to tell until you get one in your hand.

    The install looks pretty simple according to the link provided by Nick.
     
  12. Nor-Cal Nick

    Nor-Cal Nick Suspension Consultant

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    May 5, 2008
    Livermore Ca.
    We saw them add about 5/8's but then settled down to only add over all about 1/4" if that.

    Answer above...

    Yes they do. A dually owner really needs to use these. No issue's with his sway bars.


    About 2 hours ... need a floor jack and stands to speed you up and be safe.

    Yes they have a 2" drop kit also.




    So if I put up a special price shipped would people want them?


    Nor-Cal Nick
     
  13. Gruber

    Gruber Tin Can Rider

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    I just posted another question Nick about failure rate since I haul my 4000lb Lance 90% of the time. If these things aren't failing and you think they will last hauling around this Camper of mine ...........You can count me in!
     
  14. DunesRunner08

    DunesRunner08 Banned

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    if the price is right, I'll be in
     
  15. rdean

    rdean Recruit

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    Yeah! Put the price up and I'll see if it is in the budget.
     
  16. got-h2o

    got-h2o HillBilly Pimp

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    Me too if the price is right.
     
  17. RYDNHI4X4

    RYDNHI4X4 Halt Halt Or I'll Release My Dog

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    Here is what they look like mounted for those that don't know what they look like.
     

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  18. whitetrash21

    whitetrash21 Put on the damn helmet day........

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    anything more... say up to 4-5" .... i'd be interested if so. or any other option that will get me tha low. thx
     
  19. Gruber

    Gruber Tin Can Rider

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    Thanks for the picture..........those look job rated! There is a link in Nick's origional post. It's in blue. Complete with picture, their price, and installation instructions. RydnHI's pic really does it justice though!

    Every guy I know with a Long bed crew cab complains about the hop. I going to tell a few people I know.....I'll put a link in the Dually Club Thread
     
  20. mattydmax

    mattydmax Recruit


    'm in for special pricing
     

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