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REARCHED SPRINGS

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by CHEVY 4WD, Feb 2, 2003.

  1. CHEVY 4WD

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    Anyone have any experiance with this?
    Theres a place locally that does it I got some saggy 2 1/2in lift spring and right now can afford anything better I was thinking of having them arch them another inch(making them 3 1/2in) Would that 1in make them ride really rough?
     
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    NO ONE HERE HAS EVER HAD A SET OF SPRINGS RE-ACCHED? /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
    WOW I THOUGH SOMEONE HERE HAD DONE EVERYTHING /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
  3. Pure Insanity

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    A rearched spring will normally return to its saggy self. Its not a real popular thing to do because of it.

    A buddy of mine used to get Tampa Spring to tweak a few more inches out his springs when new. He never had any problems but he was running GM springs on a Yota so the weight wasnt there to drag it back down. 12in GM springs, tweaked to 15 on a rig 1/2 the weight of what they are supposed to support makes for 1 BIIIIG Yota. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    NO ONE HERE HAS EVER HAD A SET OF SPRINGS RE-ACCHED?
    WOW I THOUGH SOMEONE HERE HAD DONE EVERYTHING

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    Um, like you may want to chill just a couple of degrees. There's really no reason to get all bent cause your question went unanswered for two hours, this ain't McDonald's.

    And to help ya a little, rearching will change spring rates and probably roughen your ride up just a tad bit.

    Furthermore, you may want to familiarize yourself with the Search feature, you can yield some resluts most of the time.

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    Thank you for your cooperation.
     
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    I had the rear spring on my burb re-arched, for the money I would have been better off going with add-a-leafs. /forums/images/graemlins/mad.gif
     
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    I think that re-arching is more of i way to get back to stock ride height than a way to get lift. You'll get better ride, flex, and longetivity with new lift springs. Also, arched springs (although they are the same distance between the springeyes) are longer. If you re-arch a spring to a greater arch than it was intended for, it will be too short.
     
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    Looks more like 26 hours to me
     
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    2 hours, 26 hours, what's the difference besides a day? /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    I think there is probably a lot of different things you can do without spending a lot of money. I used 57" Ford springs that I had re-arched with 2" of additional arch and a additional long leaf below the main leaf added for stability. I wanted more flex than the short lift springs but not so much flex that it made it bob and roll like a cork. I also turned the springs around to move the axle 4" further back than stock. Just another idea to consider.
     
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    GEEZ I wasent trying to sound all mad or anything it was more then a day so I though I would bump the post back up. Every question I have ever asked here has been well anwsered thats they only reason I said anything.
     
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    Okay, we be cool. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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