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Old 03-27-2013, 09:39 PM   #1
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Leaf Spring/flip kit problems

i am putting in my flip kit and i replaced my leaf springs in the process. when i went to put my new leaf springs in i realized my shackles were pushed back a bit. and now my leafs look as if they are too short. i got one side in with a lot of struggling and busted knuckles. i have attached to pics to show what i mean is there an easier way to pry the shackles forward at all??
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:51 PM   #2
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Re: Leaf Spring/flip kit problems

Loosen the lower shackle bolt.
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:57 PM   #3
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Loosen the lower shackle bolt.
for some reason these bolts are unbelievably tight and without access to torches at the moment i cant loosen them. they move though with a crow bar they pivot but then instantly snap back into place
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:02 PM   #4
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Re: Leaf Spring/flip kit problems

Then I guess you will need a helper to hold the pry bar while you set the front of the spring.
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:04 PM   #5
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Then I guess you will need a helper to hold the pry bar.
even with the bar pried all the way down its still off the hole by like 3/4 inch
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Re: Leaf Spring/flip kit problems

Are those springs 52in long?
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Are those springs 52in long?
48" i think which is the same as what came off
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Re: Leaf Spring/flip kit problems

As far as I know 1/2 ton trucks only had two different spring lengths, 52in and 56in. 48in sounds way to short.
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Re: Leaf Spring/flip kit problems

ya i dont know thats what came off so thats what i was putting back on i dont know
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:32 PM   #10
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As far as I know 1/2 ton trucks only had two different spring lengths, 52in and 56in. 48in sounds way to short.
sorry my bad i just checked and i was wrong they were 52 inch idk where i got 48 from
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sorry my bad i just checked and i was wrong they were 52 inch idk where i got 48 from
So the new ones are 52?
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So the new ones are 52?
yes the new ones are 52
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:52 PM   #13
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Your just going to HAVE to get the shackle off or loose to install the new spring.
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:00 PM   #14
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Re: Leaf Spring/flip kit problems

ya i suppose thats my only choice at this point
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:06 AM   #15
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Re: Leaf Spring/flip kit problems

Were those springs used when you got them? The top leaf looks bent.
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:13 AM   #16
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Were those springs used when you got them? The top leaf looks bent.
I don't think they were used just sitting on the shelf for a while. And I don't think they are bent I think it just the picture
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