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flipping bottom leaf spring?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by LilRedC3, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. Oct 10, 2011 at 7:32 PM
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    LilRedC3

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    Does anyone have any experience with flipping the bottom leaf spring to maximize lift? need another inch clearance (already have a 1" block) to create enough room for new 17" wheels with bfg mud-terrain ko 285/70 tires. Would adding a leaf be more practical?
    2001 4x4 dbl cab with snugtop and shot springs....
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  2. Oct 10, 2011 at 7:38 PM
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    You mean the Factory overload leaf ? The really thick one? I wouldnt flip that one. The leafs would hit it and it would slam , that leaf is stifff. Yes add a leaf is a way better idea.
     
  3. Oct 10, 2011 at 7:39 PM
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    You will end up breaking the overload if you flip it. It's not designed to flex.
     
  4. Oct 10, 2011 at 7:46 PM
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    my friend has the 1st gen and re-arched each leaf and flipped the overload. its still driving fine. gave him a good lift but took a while to do. i drove the truck and it felt alright too.

    just saying...
     
  5. Oct 10, 2011 at 8:35 PM
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    or at least installing one...lol...thanks guys...just didn't want to payout the cash for new springs just yet. I'll try adding a leaf and see if that will get me by, at least for a little while...
     
  6. Oct 10, 2011 at 8:39 PM
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    Really excited to find this forum....It is apparent to me I could spend hours on here reading threads...
     
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