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Danm P.O.S. 56" rear springs

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by cegusman, Mar 9, 2007.

  1. cegusman

    cegusman 3/4 ton status

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    Some how killed my replacement 56" springs in one trip. My drivers side pack looks like this ~ already. Guess I need to hurry up and build a new anti wrap bar to replace my broken one.
     
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    FRIZZLEFRY 1/2 ton status

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    Got bump stops?I dont and my 57s have looked like that for a few years,just run em :D
     
  3. cegusman

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    No don't have any bump stops either. lol Thats going on there too with the anti wrap bar. The last set I had on there looked like that but I ended up braking the main leaf. Just sucks that they didn't even last a month. My back is still f@cked from swapping them out the last time. :(
     
  4. FRIZZLEFRY

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    I think mine lasted two trips maybe.You can kinda see my bend in this pic.

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  5. cegusman

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    yep. lol looks like mine
     
  6. 81jimmyslt

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    That sucks, how many more with this experience? Post up.
     
  7. cegusman

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    This is my 2nd set. First set I broke the main leaf. 2nd set had on outing on them. My 3rd set I will install a new anti wrap bar and some bump stops and see how long it takes me to kill them.
     
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    Looks like the front of the pack needs to be thicker or the second leaf needs to be wrapped. Any advantage to running 3/4 or 1 ton packs? Might cure bending the pack but be less felxible.
     
  9. MTBLAZER89

    MTBLAZER89 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    This is a known problem with the 56" springs. I saw a spring clamp on here somebody made just to clamp the main leaf and the second leaf together. Just two pieces about 4"x2" with a bolt on each side. The main leaf seems to be the issue. maybe that will help maybe it won't, but I plan on making some when I swap in my 56's.
     
  10. cegusman

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    I have some of those clamps made, I am going to put them on for the time being.
     
  11. 4xcrazy

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    How many leaves are in the pack, in Friz's pic, it only looks like there are maybe 3 leaves, including an overload,,,,,,seems that would be alittle weak for rear drive axle spring setup...:confused:
     
  12. txfiremank5

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    Also to add, the factory keeper need to be removed as well. So, add the main and second leaf clamp, and remove the factory stuff, or at least remove the pin across the top that most usually have. That pin is usually what deforms the leaves when they droop.
     

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