In researching for the Wheelers group buy i just can not leave a stone unturned.
I have noticed a few comments in the many leaf pack threads about rebuilding the leaf pack instead of replacing. (Talking stock OEM, no lifts or major of road packs) I found a few post saying they were thinking about it but no-one who actually posted they did it.
Since my money tree refuses to produce bills with zero's at the end i have to ask is this viable?
I have spoken to a few of the big name shops about axle wrap. Eventually the conversation came around to re-arching/rebuilding. they said they could ra-arc and add another leaf and yield somehting better then but similar to a OEM replacement leaf pack. Mind you that these shops also sell the stock OEM packs and i did NOT mention i was trying to save a buck. Just told them i want to eliminate axle wrap w/o a major lift and that i was not going off-roading or anything like that.
So... To round out the discussion...
Has anyone had their leaf pack rebuilt?
Had them re-arched?
Had another leaf added to old pack? (Not AAL's)
Pro's i can think of:
- save some money
Con's i can think of:
- working with already sagging springs.
- unsure if re-arching really does not weaken the spring.
Thanks for the input.