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bottom mounted leaf springs?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by tecton, Apr 11, 2004.

  1. tecton

    tecton 1/2 ton status

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    i see on some newer suv's, rear axel is sitting ON the rear leaf springs.

    what is the deal with that? keeping it low?
     
  2. Silver84k5

    Silver84k5 1/2 ton status

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    a lot of jeeps are like that too. front and rear. I belive it makes the vehicle more stable. atleast thats what ive heard. You hear a alot of people say they have a "spring over lift" that just means they took the axle and they put it under the leafs instead of above the leafs like from the factory.
     
  3. zcarczar

    zcarczar 1/2 ton status

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    thats not a new practice. Most rear leaf sprung vehicles are like that. It allows them to run a higher arc spring, which makes the vehicle ride better and have a higher load capacity. It also allows them to save space in the passenger compartments, or beds for stuff. O yeah and it does make the vehicle more stable.
     

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