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    New Shoes & Springs

    Despite the fact that the Telluride is already great, I decided to make a few really minor changes... While these are mostly cosmetic improvements I have noticed a more of a difference in the handling as well, which I will get to in a second.



    Can never have enough orange, and these wheels are a PERFECT match both in color and compatibility. I also threw in a new set of springs just for the heck of it. I'm really diggin' the improved look and I think most would agree that it looks pretty slick.

    Now on to the better stuff... seems the rear springs I bought were a bit too long, but I used them anyway. Using a thinner spacer or whatever those are called I got the springs to work without adding too much of a rake to the stance. The rear end is jacked up a little bit but not much. It's a bit firmer now in the corners and I feel like it is easier to correct and the oversteer isn't quite as bad.

    On top of that, these tires seem to have a little more bite as well, so that means tighter cornering and better acceleration to boot. I didn't get to do a ton of testing yet, but I have driven it a little and I felt more confident when cornering hard. Also seems to want to roll over less which is good. When the snow starts flying, I will definitely be sticking with these tires!

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    Looking good with color coordinated tires.
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    Nice! My green Telluride will have green wheels too (like the ones on the Kawasaki edition trucks), they are on the mail now...
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    Yea the pictures don't really do it justice... the color is dead on to the body. I imagine the green ones are as well. Definitely an improvment over the original set.

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    Nice! What's the difference with those spring, except for the color? I'm looking for a new set of spring/shock for my telluride. Something stiffer in the rear and something more progressive in the front. I want a semi-crawler but that can handle well on the trail.

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    yea i outlined the differences I noticed in my OP. basically the springs were a tad longer than the stock ones so I just used a thinner spacer to compensate (otherwise the springs warped and rubbed the shocks). definitely stiffened up the rear a bit but there's still some play which helped a good deal with traction and oversteer.

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    Shame that the springs are green and not orange :P

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    Nice! Agree on the orange springs!

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