Originally Posted by cobb.bd
And...time! Just got the last one in, went pretty quick after I actually knew what I was doing. I finished the front last night, so all I need to do now is torque everything down and get an alignment.
I appreciate all of the help and recommendations in my time of desperation.
When I tackle something like this again, I think I may ask for some assisstance; it's a tough job for one person. Also, I might look for a larger workspace as my tandem garage felt like it kept getting smaller and smaller.
- Total time for the front: 3 hours
- Total time for the rear: 7 hours
Thanks again and here are some of my install pictures.
I never actually offered any solutions up, but when I R&R any rear leafpack, I hang which ever one is co-operating, but generally the front will be a little more fight sometimes because it doesn't move & since you'll have to flip a half shackle to pull in the rear, just hang the rear eyelett on the half thats on the frame, line up the other half, throw a nut on it (but don't torque anything yet, look down the very end of the spring towards the front, if all is well,it'll look like "one " spring, meaning that alignment of leafpack in relation to the affixed front eye & rear shackle is good, just tighten. Now slowly lower your frame with springs onto the axle, it should drop into the alignment hole on top, maybe a little nudge or tug to mate the 2, & remember to chock both sides of axle to avoid rolling ,etc;
then torque to specs.
But it ain't relavent bro' cause you figured it out yourself, good job, after you do it a couple times its really pretty easy if you prep for it...
Oh yeah OP, long side towards the back on 1st gens. , 2nd gens are center to center rear leafs