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Witch way dose my bottom leafspring go?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by dirty TaTer, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. Jun 28, 2011 at 4:47 PM
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    dirty TaTer

    dirty TaTer [OP] Ruts are the enemy

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    I purchased a set of doorman springs and a friend of mine said the bottom leaf was upsidedown. It is the thicker one on the bottom rear. The leaf is bending towards the ground. I understand that there are many typs of leaf packs but my friend thinks ALL leafsprings bend the same way. Please clear this up!
     
  2. Jun 28, 2011 at 4:48 PM
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    the bottom spring is the overload spring. it usually looks flat if not a little bent downwards (due to it being old and worn out)
     
  3. Jun 28, 2011 at 4:49 PM
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    What he said.

    You can see my frowning overload leaf in this photo:

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  4. Jun 28, 2011 at 4:55 PM
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    If the pack has an overload leaf, then the bottom leaf sounds like it is correct. The overload leaf is not a supporting leaf in the pack. Otherwise your truck would ride like a buckboard wagon.
     
  5. Jun 28, 2011 at 5:04 PM
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    Thanks. Real quick, my new leafsprings are sagging after only a monty. Any particular reason for this (they are almost riding the overload).
     
  6. Jun 28, 2011 at 5:10 PM
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    bad springs? call dan (two posts up)..he'll hook you up.
     
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