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Bending coil springs

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by showzer, May 19, 2011.

  1. May 19, 2011 at 4:36 PM
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    showzer

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    why is it doing this? sorry for the pictures being rotated all weird


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  2. May 19, 2011 at 4:49 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Lower spring seat broken?
     
  3. May 19, 2011 at 4:51 PM
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    thats odd... looks like the coil is too long for the shock :notsure:
     
  4. May 19, 2011 at 4:52 PM
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    What coil / shocks are they ?
     
  5. May 19, 2011 at 5:03 PM
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    considering it says fabtech right on it, im going with fabtech
     
  6. May 19, 2011 at 5:12 PM
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    I'm on my phone , my screen is 2" x 3" and I only see Fabtech on the UCA .
     
  7. May 19, 2011 at 5:16 PM
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    it looks like the spring is too long for that setup. that looks really bad!
     
  8. May 19, 2011 at 5:19 PM
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    Could be this also...
     
  9. May 19, 2011 at 7:35 PM
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    Or they could be cranked up all the way. they supposudly give like 3.5 inches of lift. How is the ride with them anyways?
     
  10. May 19, 2011 at 9:00 PM
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    they are fabtech coils and pro comp shocks. The ride is pretty stiff, im thinking that it could be that the geometry of my suspension is off, Im thinking maybe spindles would help?
     
  11. May 19, 2011 at 9:03 PM
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    are those extended pro comps? Becuase those fabtech coils are more extended to go with the shocks to give 3.5 inches of lift.
     
  12. May 19, 2011 at 9:18 PM
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    im not sure :| i brought my truck to 4 wheel parts and they set me up with the shocks
     
  13. May 19, 2011 at 9:30 PM
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    oh , well at least to me it looks like the shocks are too short for the coils and thus the coils are bending out .
     
  14. May 19, 2011 at 9:40 PM
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    yeah it could be. it was doing this before i changed out the shocks though...
     
  15. May 19, 2011 at 9:55 PM
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    maybe wrong shock size before too, or coils
     
  16. May 19, 2011 at 9:55 PM
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    Can you take a closer pic of the lower spring seat?
     
  17. May 19, 2011 at 10:01 PM
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    There's your problem...
     
  18. May 19, 2011 at 10:02 PM
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    HAHA!
     
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    There are more pics in his gallery.

    I'm not familiar enough with 5 lug front suspensions, are they a coil over setup like the 6 lugs. I cant see a spring perch on those shocks.
     
  20. May 19, 2011 at 10:05 PM
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    The springs are separate from the shock....
     
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