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Building rear 56" pack, do I use these? (pic)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dremu, Nov 5, 2005.

  1. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Should I use the leaf with the, erm, end bracket thingies (highly technical term) on them? Seems like they might limit spring flex, which might be good, might be bad.

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    mechted 1 ton status Premium Member

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    those stop you from bending the main leaf at full droop, so they are a very good thing
     
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    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Mmm. And seeing as I just spent all morning cleaning said main leaves and removing the bushings and sleeves, I want very much to keep them intact.

    Thanks for the quick response; out to the garage to shuffle leaves :haha:

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    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    there are many people that dont run them, then there are more then extend them, this way you get more droop and the spring wont break on you.
     
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    Yes, use them. I don't right now and look what my spring does below. The mains are bent all to hell on mine.

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    They also prevent the pack from faning out. If you want a quick way to clean the springs get a flapper wheel on the grinder.
     
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    HELL NO, dont use them. I have mine in there but I removed the bolt. If you leave the bolt and when on a hard droop the spring will bend around that bolt. If you are worried about to much fanning clamp your main leaf and the one below it with some 2" strap and a bolt on either side. I have seen many springs bent by that stupid little bolt.
     
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    DITTO
     

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