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Ummm, is this leaf spring normal?

Discussion in 'General Explorations!!' started by Charlie's_93EB, January 2, 2005.

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  1. Charlie's_93EB

    Charlie's_93EB Cat 3 Hurricane Rated

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    Well i was painting my drums and calipers and saw this, the only things in the back were my sub, and a small box that holds my roadside stuff.

    1- is this normal?

    1A-or normal for 12 year old springs?

    2-is it safe?

    thanks charlie
     

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  3. IAmTodd

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    Not sure what we're suposed to be looking at, but my over-load is tucked up like that on my 2000.
     
  4. Charlie's_93EB

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    i just thought that there should be a little more curve in them, b/c there is only 125lbs-ish in the back so it is no where near over loaded
     
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    They have less curve with the tire off and the floor jack in place:)
     
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    I have to agree, you have jacked the curve out, they will flex back when it is sitting on it's own.

    ??? is that jack on the shock mount/spring perch, or the axle tube ????
     
  7. Charlie's_93EB

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    alright its ok, good.

    as for the jack its on the spring plate seen on page10-15 fig.17.4 in Haynes
    the plate that the u bolts go into. that is the right place,

    and yes the parking brake was on and i had a choke behind the other wheel, if i was going to work on something i would use a jackstands :thumbsup:
     






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