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Thread: Are my leaf springs done?
08-28-2009, 09:10 PM #1
Are my leaf springs done?
Well, i'm installing my lift kit myself, i want to save $600.
While i'm doing the rear, i was thinking, my leaf springs are looking kinda old, and if i put the add a leaf alot of stress will be put on the new overload. Are my leaf springs done?
I was thinking it might be worth it to get a new set, so i don't have to take off my wheels and the u-bolts again, but it wouldn't be that hard this time, as they're brand spanky new.
Here's the pictures, all i need to know, is yes, or no.
Passenger side all apart ready to have the add a leaf put in. I left the pin in there so i wouldn't lose it, if you're wondering.
Drivers side still together.
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 z71 1985 Chevrolet Silverado k10 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500hd 6.6l LLY Duramax 6.5" BDS Suspension Lift Key'd to 9" Edelbrock Carb & Polished Intake Manifold & Valve Covers NAPC Race Transmission & NAPC Built Transfer Case EFI Live Comp Cam and Valvetrain Snow Performance Methanol Injection 35" Toyo Open Country Mud Terrain on 18" Ion Alloy 179's Headman Long Tube Headers and True Dual Exhaust FASS 150gph Titanium Series Pump AirAid Cold Air Intake with K&N Dry Filter & AirAid PowerAid Throttle Body Spacer 2" Suspension Lift 33x12.50r15 Tires PPE Tuner until i tune it with my EFI Live Pacesetter Long Tube Headers with Cats Gone True Dual Exhaust FlowPro 3.73 Gears Yukon Grizzly Locker with Mag-Hytec Cover & Traction Bars NGK Iridium Tips & MSD Ignition Plug Wires Baja Spare Tire Holder Leveling kit & 34.5" Nitto Grapplers 18" XD Rims Innovate LC-1 Wideband o2 Sensor x2 HID's all around LED taillights and 3rd brake light BDS Dual Steering Stabilizers Pioneer Double-DIN Touchscreen Navigation with Two 10" Subs under rear seat Electric Fan Autometer Pressure, Boost, and Pyro Gauges 4.56 Gears AFE Stage 2 Intake
08-28-2009, 09:18 PM #2
On a side note, could i just heat up the metal and let it drop back down? Or would this not be good for the structural integrity? Heating and cooling makes the metal stronger, but also makes it more brittle, this would not be good as the metal flexes correct?
08-28-2009, 09:24 PM #3
yeah i would repalce em just to be on the safe side i just did mine old and sagging so i went and also put in Polyurethane in place of the rubber and it rides like new again
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