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metal spring inserts, are they needed?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by otisringle, Aug 11, 2006.

  1. otisringle

    otisringle 1/2 ton status

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    I took apart my rear spring pack to clean them up. There is a metal insert between each leaf. Do I need these metal inserts if Im going to add a spring liner inbetween each leaf or can I use them for target practice???
     
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    blazinzuk Buzzbox voodoo Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    target practice
     
  3. otisringle

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    My guess is the spring liner sould be as thick as the metal insets...right...?
     
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    definitely target practice.

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    Uh, are these parts about the same length as the perch on the axle and these springs are late model springs?

    If so, you really, really want to put them back in. They reduce the inter-leaf friction which makes a huge difference in ride quality of those springs.
     

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