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correct me if im wrong

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by qb6fire, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. Oct 14, 2011 at 10:30 PM
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    qb6fire

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    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?
     
  2. Oct 14, 2011 at 10:32 PM
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    malander

    malander That's some tight butthole

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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.
     
  3. Oct 14, 2011 at 10:36 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    Leaf springs can be re-arched
     
  4. Oct 14, 2011 at 10:39 PM
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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?
     
  5. Oct 14, 2011 at 10:44 PM
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    Metal.
     
  6. Oct 14, 2011 at 10:46 PM
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    caged, camburg long travel, 50t leafpack (soon to be installed) light rack over cab, 5pt harnesses etc
    im not sure if they hold their shape for as long though.

    do you plan on lifting the truck?
     
  7. Oct 14, 2011 at 10:48 PM
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    alright and once again correct me if im wrong but doesnt mettal get harder thw more its heated up?
     
  8. Oct 14, 2011 at 10:50 PM
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    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
     
  9. Oct 14, 2011 at 10:50 PM
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    You want pliable springs
     
  10. Oct 14, 2011 at 10:52 PM
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    if your going to lift the rear, wait and get a 2 inch leaf pack to match your lift
     
  11. Oct 14, 2011 at 10:53 PM
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    ok haha blonde moment there haha, SPRINGS key word there
     
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    tinker_troy I feel so Devo

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