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dwesterhouse
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Re: lowering question

Postby dwesterhouse » Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:48 pm

Larry Jr. wrote:
dwesterhouse wrote:u could readjust the mounts a little further out and the remount them and that would lower it





or you could do it the proper way and de-arch the springs.




or you could use a longer spring with a lower arch so as the spring dosen't get affected by the torsioning of the de-arching. but thats a common issueg, just a another idea for you.
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Re: lowering question

Postby Larry Jr. » Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:09 pm

dwesterhouse wrote:
Larry Jr. wrote:
dwesterhouse wrote:u could readjust the mounts a little further out and the remount them and that would lower it





or you could do it the proper way and de-arch the springs.




or you could use a longer spring with a lower arch so as the spring dosen't get affected by the torsioning of the de-arching. but thats a common issueg, just a another idea for you.




thats what you do when you de-arch one, the spring gets longer and the arch is lower, you can safely de-arch a spring 3 inches and keep the wheel in the proper location and your rear shackle properly articulating. with no ride quality suffered. its generally not a good idea or safe to install a different spring into a vehicle when you dont know what the load capacity or the spring rate of the vehicle is.. ive seen some pretty cobbled up spring work come into the shop over the past several years of people trying to lower or raise a car/truck. truely building/working on a leaf spring is something that takes alot of thought and keeping the vehicle ''safe'' by keeping the proper spring under the it keeps it safe on the road, i always tell people who come to the spring shop wanting something done on a street rod, racecar, 4x4 etc.....your only 3/8 of an inch away from losing the axle going down the highway if your main leaf breaks by doing something stupid.....most dont realize that very little hardware and a single leaf holds the rear axle in a vehicle... and by keeping the proper spring under it almost insures a safe and quality lower stance with the right spring rate, load capacity, and no driveline mods... :shock:
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