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rearched spring's

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by captain chaos, Mar 29, 2002.

  1. captain chaos

    captain chaos 1/2 ton status

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    rearched spring\'s

    has anyone had there spring's rearched? i think i read somwhere that they sag over time? i have 8" er's that i want to get to 12" or 14". anyone know where the closest place to north dakota would be? thank's
    dave
     
  2. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Re: rearched spring\'s

    I wasn't aware that you could re-arch springs to a completely different ride height.....! /forums/images/icons/shocked.gif

    Seriously, I don't know if that's really possible....if have to believe that the physical LENGTH of a 12" lift spring leaf is longer than the leaves in an 8" spring. The re-arching might get you more ARCH but the spring eyes would be too close together to actually bolt up to your frame/shackles anymore....

    Does that make sense? By the way....how big of a tire are you planning.....those are BIG springs you're talking about!!! /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
  3. captain chaos

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    Re: rearched spring\'s

    i just thought that at on time i had read somthing about that. i was confused about that eye to eye also. that's why i asked if anyone new anything. i run 42" swampers now. want to run 44's when i mud run. running 8" spring's, 2" body and cutout's now. have room for 44's now just want more. cost's me $100.00 everytime i get pulled over, so might as well be as high as i can get it. ha ha
    thank's
    dave
     
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    Re: rearched spring\'s

    gregs right about the spring mounts moving. just get a set made. a spring shop wopuld probably let you swap and pay a little more. unless you just really want to move the mounts

    nathan
     
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    Re: rearched spring\'s

    What you can do is get a new mainleaf made up for you and the rest of your pack re-arched to match..

    Expect some sagging with re-arched springs tho.
     

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