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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-12-2009, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
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Leaf Spring Removal

So I apparently mistakenly thought Mikey told me he had removed one of the two leaf springs from each side of the front of his 7.3 to drop it about an inch. I started doing the same last night so now I'm just gonna go ahead and do it anyway and see what happens. I held on to all the hardware so I can put it back like it was if need be.

Has anyone done this before or does anyone foresee a problem with it? Thanx!

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Re: Leaf Spring Removal

i see some bad things happening here. even with 2 leaves in there they still have a reverse arch. i think with just one it will break.

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i see some bad things happening here. even with 2 leaves in there they still have a reverse arch. i think with just one it will break.

bad idea.





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Re: Leaf Spring Removal

Very bad Idea Danny

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Danny i told you where you could get some springs custom made

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Excursion springs.....





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I wouldn't do it.......but if you do, take pics


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Re: Leaf Spring Removal

Hell, give it a shot! If not, get some new springs like X springs.... The only thing I'd be worried about would be not enough tension when you strap it down on the track.


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I hear a hold my beer and what this moment coming up. That would make me very nervous.

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Re: Leaf Spring Removal

Lol, well luckily it's raining so there won't be any racing tonight so I can start putting it back to normal. I'll probably go ahead and finish putting it together with the spring removed first though, just to see what it looks like and maybe take it around the block. I'll take pics.

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