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Zero Rate Install

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by Mastiff, Feb 10, 2004.

  1. Mastiff

    Mastiff 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I think I asked about this a while back, but I can't find my old post with search... anyway, how does the install of the 1" zero rates go? I just want to get the extra height, not move front or back.

    I understand how to jack the spring away from the axle and all that, but I've never disassembled my spring pack. Do I try to hold it together with C-clamps before removing the center bolt? Is this possible while still leaving room for the zero rate? What do you do IF the leaves become separated?

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    Do I try to hold it together with C-clamps before removing the center bolt?

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    Yes, you'll want to C-clamp the spring pack before you remove the old center pin

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    Is this possible while still leaving room for the zero rate?

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    You have to have enough room to remove the old center pin, then enough room to install the new center pin along with the zero rate

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    What do you do IF the leaves become separated?

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    Best and easiest way would be to completely remove the spring(s) from the vehicle, and stack them all back up and clamp them together so you can install the zero rate and center pin.

    Hold this helps ya out /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Mastiff 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Thanks for the reply. You really think it's easiest to remove the springs? Man, what a PITA. /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif I put the lift on this truck and I remember using my full vocabulary of four letter words before we managed to get everything put together. I'd sure lean towards keeping stuff together if it's possible.

    My rancho spring pack has a huge bottom leaf that might be a real good spot for a C-clamp.
     
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    Its only easiest to remove the spring pack if the leafs come apart on you for ease of reassembly. But if the C-clamp holds fine, then all i did when I installed mine is move the axle forward just enought to get the pins in and out.
     
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    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    Yup, what he said.
     
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    Man steve, did you have to jump in the time machine to dig that one up? /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif
     
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