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52" Front Lift springs - Overloads or no?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MTMike, Apr 27, 2005.

  1. MTMike

    MTMike 1/2 ton status

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    I bought some 52" TC EZ Ride 2" Lift springs for my front conversion (thanks DesertRat :waytogo: ) and they have the Overloads on them.

    Should I keep them in there to limit compression or take them out for more flex?
     
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    I left mine in to keep the springs from over flexing.
     
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    I pulled mine out and put bumpstops in.
     
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    you got the 2 opposing answers in just 2 messages. Congrats. ;)

    I researched this quite a bit before I put my 52" packs together. People who keep the overload like how it acts to stop the suspension over flexing in compression. People who don't use them don't like how they hang down. Personally, I am running WFO Concepts behind-the-diff steering arms... so I needed my springs packs to be as thin as possible so my tie rod would clear them and yet still provide a good amount of lift. I pulled the overload and put in a small leaf from another pack. Its half as tall as the overload and I'm going to use both bump stops and limiting straps to keep the suspension under control anyway, so I won't miss the overload's benefit.

    j
     
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    I am also running the 52's and the reversed Hi Steer... I removed my overload and added a short leaf from a set of 6" Skyjacker springs.
     
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    adding a short leaf accompanied by some bumpstops is probably the best solution. Just plain removing the overload doesn't allow the stesses on the spring to taper off slowly through shorter and shorter leaves.

    Leaving the overload in takes care of these stresses but then you have that thing hanging down when the suspension droops.

    Take it for what its worth.
     
  7. MTMike

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    Thanks for the info, guys!

    I'll try running them, if I don't like them I'll pull them out :)
     
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    bump im wondering about cutting down the overloads...cant find the overload thread

    edit i found it
     

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