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aNYONE HAVE THEIR LIFT SPRINGS REARCHED?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bigjbear, Jul 12, 2005.

  1. bigjbear

    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    So how about it? I've got a set of springs I'm thinking of having this done to. I would have about 2" of free arch added. It probably doesn't matter but, they are 4" Skyjacker Soft-rides, 5 leaf pack and a little over 5 yrs old.
     
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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    Wouldn't that make them shorter? :thinking:
     
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    carpeonnel 1/2 ton status

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    don't do it. I rearched some springs and they will give you an awful ride
     
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    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    Yep, but they are allready longer than a stock spring, and I'm running a longer shackle, so I doubt that it will be an issue.
     
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    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    Were they lift springs? Was the bad ride on the street?
     
  6. royjones

    royjones Trucker upper Premium Member

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    Hay just do it you might like the springs ,I had to use a cumalong to put the bolt back into the end of one end but they worked good
     
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    rearching isn't worth it... they will slowly but surely settle back to whatever height they are now and you'll be out whatever $ you sunk into them. Be cheaper to replace them.

    j
     
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    Eric M. 1/2 ton status

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    I gotta agree with that. I did my stock front 1 ton springs twice. Each time they lasted about 6 months and settled right back to their original height.

    Eric M.
     
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    A while back, I had a broken (stock) main leaf spring, in the front. I considered buying new lift springs, but decided against it because I couldn't get them in the factory Mil-Wrap design......and when mine broke, the Mil-Wrap was the difference between driving it home, and towing it home.

    I had two leaves added to a spare front spring pack, and this required re-arching the main leaf. The re-arching generally goes away, as Jekbrown mentioned. However, the extra springs in my pack should minimize this.

    In short, re-arching the springs for lift (without adding leaves) is not a permanent solution.

    Roy
     

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