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Old 10-14-2011, 10:30 PM   #1
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correct me if im wrong

i asked my auto tech instructor today about my leaf springs if i should get new ones to replace my completely flat about to sag origional 180K mile ones and he responded with...

great question but do you really want to spend that much to replace when you can rebuild/ reshape them...

to make everything clear what i am asking is

is it possible to reshape your leaf springs and not have a downside to it?
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:32 PM   #2
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Some shops can reshape them although I don't think they would hold their arch for very long. I have no experience with re-arched leafs so I can't really say for certain though.
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from what i understand they like re arch them by heating them and reshaping them

and if that is the case what exactly are leaf springs made of?
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from what i understand they like re arch them by heating them and reshaping them

and if that is the case what exactly are leaf springs made of?
Yes.

Metal.
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:46 PM   #6
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im not sure if they hold their shape for as long though.

do you plan on lifting the truck?
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:48 PM   #7
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alright and once again correct me if im wrong but doesnt mettal get harder thw more its heated up?
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im not sure if they hold their shape for as long though.

do you plan on lifting the truck?
i do plan to lift the truck ima do the OME 881's in the front with the bilstien 5100 adjustables and not sure if i need new UCAs or not
and the rear im not 100% sure what i will be doing as of now
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alright and once again correct me if im wrong but doesnt mettal get harder thw more its heated up?
You want pliable springs
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if your going to lift the rear, wait and get a 2 inch leaf pack to match your lift
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You want pliable springs
ok haha blonde moment there haha, SPRINGS key word there
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:53 PM   #12
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Old 10-14-2011, 11:00 PM   #13
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great link!!! i will now be waiting to get a new 2" pack to lift the rear looks like a hopefully good x-mas to myself
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