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ALL-Pro Leafs Rust?? Lemon Pack??

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by J88logue, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. Jun 10, 2013 at 9:31 AM
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    J88logue

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    I put these "brand new" leafs on when i lifted my rig a few months ago (maybe a few thousand miles on the suspension) I was hinted that i may have a lemon pack due to it's stiffness and firm height in the back.

    Anyways i was cleaning everything yesterday and when i took the tires off i notices all of the rust - not sure why :confused:

    I live no where near salt water and i have done very little off pavement since the new lift.
    (Leafs are a bit wet from the water) It may look like dirt but i assure you it's not.

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    Since i'm here i may as well post this up: There was some controversy over my leafs being a lemon pack as well due to their lack of sag even when towing, they are indeed the "standard leafs" as verified by the code on the packs themselves

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  2. Jun 12, 2013 at 1:17 AM
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    You sure you don't live in a rust belt ?? Looking at your Ubolt, its rusted to shit !!.....:notsure:
     
  3. Jun 12, 2013 at 1:22 AM
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    All of All Pro's products rust from my experience.
     
  4. Jun 12, 2013 at 8:56 AM
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    My stock leafs weren't rusted when i pulled them off...
     
  5. Jun 12, 2013 at 9:02 AM
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    That's fuck all , you should see under my truck
     
  6. Jun 20, 2013 at 2:01 PM
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    Metal does rust, and it looks like other parts are rusted as well. However, if you think it is abnormal and the lift is too high, then please contact us to start a warranty claim. Our spring manufacturer offers a 1-year warranty against manufacturer's defects, of which we have had less than .5%! Thank you.
     
  7. Jun 20, 2013 at 2:48 PM
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    I agree bare metal should/would rust. But how on earth does all of this paint come off and rust in less than a year... that's odd to me. Especially when my stock leafs were 10 years old with ZERO rust.
     
  8. Jun 20, 2013 at 3:01 PM
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    Rust happens. Would be awesome if there was an affordable way to completely eliminate it. I would just power wash them. Let them dry all the way, and hit them with a $4 can of Rust-Oleum.
     
  9. Jun 20, 2013 at 3:04 PM
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    That's my favorite stuff!!!!! Just used 4 cans on a trailer :)

    Maybe i'll paint the packs pink
     
  10. Jun 21, 2013 at 9:17 AM
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    Suspension components are exposed to a lot of elements that can be detrimental to the finish. Again, if you feel that there is a problem, please contact us to start a warranty claim. Only then can we get the proper information to make the appropriate determination. Thank you.
     
  11. Jun 21, 2013 at 5:40 PM
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    Even though you don't live in the "rust belt" you do live in Oregon that is a pretty wet state (unless you live on the eastern side or Oregon). Even if you don't go offroad much there is a lot of road debris that get kicked up from regular driving and can basically sandblast your undercarriage. To me the rust on the leaves looks normal for what I see on leaf springs. Did you reuse your stock ubolts when you put the AllPro leaves on? Because your ubolts looks extremely rusty which tells me your environment is very wet and you are dealing with road debris, and possibly salted roads. The fact that the ubolts are that rusted tells me that the springs are not "lemon" springs as far as rust goes.

    If they are not flexing like they should that is another matter and Allpro has asked you to contact them to discuss options.

    Also you need to remember that leaf springs are constantly moving and rubbing on each other that will expose bare metal over time which is going to rust. That's just how it goes.

    I normally take a wire brush to my springs once a year and give them a fresh coat of paint to keep them looking decent and protected.

    Example:

    My springs this past february. Pretty rusty and dirty from the winter driving (all on road).
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    Same springs about a month ago when I did a ubolt flip. When things were apart I wire brushed and painted them.
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