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Removing leafs from rear springs

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MudFlap, Nov 17, 2003.

  1. MudFlap

    MudFlap 1/2 ton status

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    I want to remove some leafs to from a 6" BDS rear spring pack to get about 3" of lift. The pack has 6 springs in them. Which leafs would be the best to remove to net the softest spring rate?

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    Trey
     
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    The short ones. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
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    be carful i took the over load and the next smallest one and the spring was so soft it bent. my sprins were 4" BDS.
     
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    So maybe I should take some out from the middle then?

    Trey
     
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    some guys have said that you can actually call BDS and talk to them about doing stuff liek this. I know those discussions were about front springs and using a larger main leaf and all but who knows they may be helpful.
     
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    I talked with them and they said trial and error but maybe I can get ahold of someone there that is more knowledgable than the guy that I talked to.

    I can add leafs of remove leafs till I get the right height that is not a major concern, I was mainly just wondering if there is a general guideline to follow, basically whether to take out the long leafs, short leafs or the leafs in the middle?

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    Trey
     
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    Personally I'd like remove a short one and a long one, i woudl think removing all the short ones would allow too much negative flex and cause excessive wear.
     
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    I have "heard" you leave the last (overload) and remove the next 1-2 up
     
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    I would definately leave the overload cuz if nuthin else that's why it's called that. Besides they really don't effect the arch anyways. Good luck to ya.

    Allan
     
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    I also want to do this on mine front and rear. I have 6" superlift springs front and rear and they are too stiff. What is the best way to actually do this. Can you do it while they are on the truck? Remove one side or should you take them off first?
     

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