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rear springs

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by K10ANDYKHAMNIC, Nov 29, 2001.

  1. K10ANDYKHAMNIC

    K10ANDYKHAMNIC 1/2 ton status

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    i am thinkin about removing the bottommost leaf on my rear packs to make it flex and ride better , will the springs sag if i do this ? i would also lose the clamp that goes around them . also my body mounts are shot and i was wondering if poly flexs enuff to not crack the body .



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  2. Stephen

    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    You probably don't want to remove the overload, the springs don't have enough capacity to hold the truck in offroad situations without overstressing them if you take the overload out. You could get away with it by lowering the bumpstops to keep them to just a few inches of bumptravel, but that kind of defeats the purpose.
    You really can't count on the flex in the body mounts to keep the cab from cracking up, the rubber's soft, but not that soft. Poly is stiffer, but it's not enough to make a difference in keeping the cab straight. The only way to keep the body from cracking is to stiffen the frame, either boxing it or running a roll cage over it will work.

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  3. K10ANDYKHAMNIC

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    not the overload the one above , sorry not specific enuff



    dents ....
    O R D's axles
    NO BREAKAGE :)
     

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