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Are my leaf springs done?

Discussion in 'Lifted & Offroad Suspension' started by ippielb, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. ippielb

    ippielb Active Member ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    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.

    Thanks

    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.
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    Drivers side still together.
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  2. ippielb

    ippielb Active Member ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    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?
  3. grimreapersshadow

    grimreapersshadow New Member

    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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