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Spring sag question...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jms, Jun 10, 2006.

  1. jms

    jms 1/2 ton status Author

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    TC EZ rides, 3" lift, 3 years old, and they're tired...

    I like a soft spring/strong shock suspension, but it's a little too soft for my taste by now. Main concern is I don't want to snap a front spring on the trail.

    Question is, what to do about it?

    First off, I don't want to go significantly taller in suspension height.

    Local shop does re-arching, but I suspect that's not going to get me very far.

    One option is replacement, and another option is to add another leaf, but what would be a good source? Would an add-a-leaf for stock springs be an option - but aren't those wider than lift springs?

    Gettin' ready to do some long due front end TLC - pinion seal, inner axle seals, new steering stabilizer...
     
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    Chaddy 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    New springs all the way.
     
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    Agreed, just replace em Michael. Heck you got 3 years out of em, and you're no webwheeler.
     
  4. jms

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    You guys are right, I've got to replace them. I've measured a bit more, and it seems the left side is worse than the right; it may actually be bent :eek1: :laugh: . With all the weight that has accumulated on my front end - dual batteries, ORD bumper, and now a winch - I'm thinking I may go for the 4" TC EZ ride rather than the 3". May result in a little 'Prerunner' stance for a while, but a little workout at Blazer Bash should take care of that :D .
     
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    Warranty them out........
     
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    I doubt that would work; but I think I've got my money's worth out of them :D :laugh:
     

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