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6" spring question removing leafs adding zero rate??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MTBLAZER89, Aug 31, 2004.

  1. MTBLAZER89

    MTBLAZER89 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    6\" spring question removing leafs adding zero rate??

    OK trying to soften up some 6" Rancho springs. Is it a good/bad idea to remove couple of leaves and replace with a 0-rate? Will this work and keep about the same height?

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    Re: 6\" spring question

    i pulled out the 3rd longest on my bds... i like it
     
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    Re: 6\" spring question

    Since when does rancho even make 6" leaf packs? Or are they old?
     
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    Re: 6\" spring question

    Not sure how old they are they are on a K5 my buddy just bought he was told they were Rancho. They are stiff /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif
     
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    Re: 6\" spring question removing leafs adding zero rate??

    anybody else /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    Re: 6\" spring question removing leafs adding zero rate??

    They may wear out faster but I doubt it, you can try just the bottom leaf and see how much it helps and then go from there.
     
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    Re: 6\" spring question removing leafs adding zero rate??

    Another member on this site told me that when he removed the very bottom leaf from his 6 inch pack, it rode a bit better and that it lowered it just a hair. Probably an less than an inch.
    I'm planning on doing the same with mine to get a smoother ride and to drop it a little bit.
    Blake
     
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    Re: 6\" spring question removing leafs adding zero rate??

    cool trying to keep it at the same height so remove an inch of springs prolly 2 /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif and add a zero rate to move the axle forward cause the front driveshaft only has about 1/2" of compresion /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif
     
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    Re: 6\" spring question removing leafs adding zero rate??

    Just FYI, I've already broken a 6" TC front main leaf. The only mod I did to it was open up the spring clamps.
     
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    Re: 6\" spring question removing leafs adding zero rate??

    anybody know which spring or springs are the best to remove?
     
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    Re: 6\" spring question removing leafs adding zero rate??

    take off the top leaf, then every second leaf after that until you got the hieght you want /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: 6\" spring question removing leafs adding zero rate??

    I would start by taking out the shortest leaf.
     
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    Re: 6\" spring question removing leafs adding zero rate??

    i agree
     
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    Re: 6\" spring question removing leafs adding zero rate??

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    anybody know which spring or springs are the best to remove?

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    im happy with the 3rd longest... you dont wanna take the second longest and risk snapping the main leaf, and i dont think anything down bottom does much to stiffen the ride, so leave them
     
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    Re: 6\" spring question removing leafs adding zero rate??

    Um, the shorter the leaf the harder it is to bend. Start with the shortest and work your way up.
     

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