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Old 06-28-2011, 04:47 PM   #1
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Witch way dose my bottom leafspring go?

I purchased a set of doorman springs and a friend of mine said the bottom leaf was upsidedown. It is the thicker one on the bottom rear. The leaf is bending towards the ground. I understand that there are many typs of leaf packs but my friend thinks ALL leafsprings bend the same way. Please clear this up!
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the bottom spring is the overload spring. it usually looks flat if not a little bent downwards (due to it being old and worn out)
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the bottom spring is the overload spring. it usually looks flat if not a little bent downwards

What he said.

You can see my frowning overload leaf in this photo:

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Old 06-28-2011, 04:55 PM   #4
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If the pack has an overload leaf, then the bottom leaf sounds like it is correct. The overload leaf is not a supporting leaf in the pack. Otherwise your truck would ride like a buckboard wagon.
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Thanks. Real quick, my new leafsprings are sagging after only a monty. Any particular reason for this (they are almost riding the overload).
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bad springs? call dan (two posts up)..he'll hook you up.
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