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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-08-2002, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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are my springs right?

Hey all, I just got my new springs on my frame and had a question. are they right? picture
To me, they don't seem long enough. the shackels on the rear are pointing in towards the axles front and rear.
the springs are new, 2.5" lift BDS springs.
Now I realize that once I get the weight of the tub and the engine on them they will compress a bit and make that shakle turn back, but how much? they are stock shackles btw.
thanks for your help
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Re: are my springs right?

There will be some geometry change with the Lift Springs... but heck, they look OK to me! [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Re: are my springs right?

Ok. cool. with them already forward though doesn't that limit the flex and droop of them?
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Re: are my springs right?

surveyboy-

I think you're right, when you get the weight of the body and everything else back on the frame the springs will compress and lengthen. This will put the shackles in the "normal" position. They should be a little past vertical with the spring end of the shackle kicked away from the axle, if that description makes any sense. That way when the spring is at full droop and then is returning to its "normal" position the shackle doesn't invert and fold up against the frame.

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Re: are my springs right?

looks good to me. Did you measure the actaul lift those springs gave you, I bet that it was higer than 2.5 Once the weight in on them they will flatten out.
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Re: are my springs right?

well a good measurement is tough but I measured about a 4 inch difference between old and new. [img]images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] the front springs that I pulled off, were esentally flat, as in nearly no arch left. so, I think I am getting the full lift out of it.
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