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Leaf Removal Q's

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by big jimmy 91, May 5, 2005.

  1. big jimmy 91

    big jimmy 91 1/2 ton status

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    Is it safe to remove leafs from the front spring packs to soften up the ride?

    I have a chance to get a set of front springs out of a 1 ton for free :grin:

    They are posative arch compared to my stock negative ones

    Which leafs can be removed safely if any?

    Home brew shackel flip rear , lift springs front if it's possible :cool1:

    Is there anything I should watch out for?
     
  2. big jimmy 91

    big jimmy 91 1/2 ton status

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    Does anyone know what leafs to remove ?
     
  3. 4xcrazy

    4xcrazy 3/4 ton status

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    I just removed the 1st leaf on the bottom of my Rough Country lift, was supposed to be the easy ride kit, was not real hard, but i still wanted as you do, alittle softer. Worked to a point, still firm, but not as harsh.

    I would think you can remove what you want, as long as you leave the main leaf, and the one under it, basically the same as what came stock on alot of setups. Just play with it and find out what you like, how the truck sits and whatever.
     
  4. big jimmy 91

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    Thanks :thumb:

    I think I am going to remove the third leaf up from the bottom and see :dunno:
     
  5. ntsqd

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    The shorter the leaf, the stiffer it is. Usually you want to remove the shortest first and work your way up.
     
  6. steve_kibbe

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    ditto on what ntsqd said. I have seen some ppl shorten leaf's as well, that way you don't lose the lift of that leaf. Similar to a zero rate :o
     

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