Author Topic: My guide to proper Leaf Spring setup  (Read 37852 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

rapier46

  • Online Rock Master
  • ***
  • Turtle Points: 1
  • Male Posts: 140
  • Member since Sep '10
  • Granite Guru
    • View Profile
Re: My guide to proper Leaf Spring setup
« on: Dec 13, 2018, 06:52:04 PM »
It looks like the shackles are already near the extent of their range, they shouldn't be that flat.


Is the bed loaded with weight?

If it is empty, have you checked to see if the main leaf springs cracked?

With not wanting any lift, I would start with a new set of springs for your quad cab, and if you carry a lot of weigh all the time, add an additional main leaf springs, they will increase your carrying capacity about 400lbs, and wont stiffen the ride that much when empty.

Yes this is loaded. with what i carry constantly, spare tire, tools, recovery gear, bed cage, chainsaw, fuel.  350 lbs ish.  And it always in there. Leafs look like this



From the front mount pictured here, they go up, to the axle, then straight back to the shackle.  Definitely getting new leafs. But they’ll give me. Whole bunch of lift in the back if they held their arch.  Know what I mean? 

 
 
 
 
 

Related Topics

1 Replies
1796 Views
Last post Jul 02, 2004, 02:15:58 PM
by Brandon
5 Replies
4900 Views
Last post Aug 09, 2004, 01:36:33 PM
by Bazzi
10 Replies
11570 Views
Last post Mar 10, 2006, 01:10:20 PM
by biff
16 Replies
3264 Views
Last post Feb 24, 2011, 04:05:33 PM
by awhotrods
3 Replies
1431 Views
Last post Jun 25, 2014, 09:17:51 AM
by lostbuckaroo