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Old 11-21-2020, 08:34 PM   #1
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Alcan Springs?

Anyone have trouble installing Alcan Springs?

I ordered custom springs through Offroad Designs that were made by Alcan for my 1972 Suburban 4x4 with a Cummins with 2.5"lift.

Im running a 1992 Dodge Dana 60 front and Offroad Designs makes a kit to also install.

Well here's my problem....

The front spring have a "Military Wrap" front eye....the original spring also had a similar military wrap but only 1/4 wrap whereas the Alcan springs have 3/4 wrap which is now thicker and rubs on the rivets within the spring pocket....

Any suggestions?

I'll be calling Offroad Designs Monday when they open but thought I's see if anyone on here also had this experience and possible work around.

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Old 11-25-2020, 12:07 PM   #2
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Re: Alcan Springs?

What did Alcan say? I had a similar issue a couple years ago and ended up sending the springs back and using a pair of heavy duty lift springs instead.
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Old 11-26-2020, 08:30 PM   #3
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Re: Alcan Springs?

I had the "bushings & spacers" installed wrong. I was able to get springs installed but what a PITA. I had to use a ratchet strap to pull spring into place - not sure I like the way I had to force the spring into place. As far as the spring hitting the rivet its either rubbing on the rivet or really damn close - I'll have to reexamine as I'm concerned it might squeak....

I purchased the springs through ORD but Alcan made them to their specs. Another buddy of mine called them and they said you could cut part of the "military wrap" off the spring.....not sure if you'd call them back you would get same answer...
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Old 11-27-2020, 03:58 PM   #4
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Re: Alcan Springs?

I'd sure hate to cut those expensive custom springs IMO. The first set I got from Alcan, the center pin hole was in the wrong spot. I went directly through Alcan and it took a while to get them. They make good products I just couldn't wait.
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