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buggy springs in front

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by rnss82, May 20, 2004.

  1. rnss82

    rnss82 Registered Member

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    ok i know that i need to run a panhard bar or some thang like that but is there some special way to cut leaf springs and what way would you bolt them in placeim sorry if this is not the place for this also i think some call it 3/4 elliptcal spring or some thang like that /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    Only problem with them that I have heard is upon cresting a hill the front end tries to walk out from under the rig. Marv Springer ran this set up. It flexed like mad, and with a small (read $60 cheapo) winch used as an adjustable/controlable limiting strap would have fewer problems, if any.
     
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    thats a great point but i alrady thought of the limting strap and run also some link style control bars to keep the axel moving in the right way but i need to know how to cut them and drill the springs
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    I would try and find a low sprung spring. Like a stock wrangler or such. A GM spring will have too much resistance IMO. You can just cut it and drill it like any other metal. It just takes a little longer. Use a piece of flat stock as a large washer so that when drilled the loade will not be directed at the holes and there will be less chance of spring cracking (drill 2 holes in each so the buggy spring can't rotate out)
     
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    im going to use front gm spring with one leaf i think as long as i dont cut them to short ill be fine and be able to adj the straps it should be o.k and work great and thinks for the help /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     

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