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Stock Front OEM leaf spring curvature ?

My stock front OEM leaf strings have a negative curvature (center is slightly higher then the ends) like a bell curve. Should they be this way? I just swapped out a set of stiff rancho leafs and do not remember how the OEM units looked.

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Re: Stock Front OEM leaf spring curvature ?

I posted the same question recently.

RangerRick responded that straight or a slight positive arch is ok. A negative arch (axle higher than the shackle points or a 'frown') is bad. time for replacement springs...

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Re: Stock Front OEM leaf spring curvature ?

Who makes good OEM replacement springs? Does maybe OME make OEM height springs or small lift heights like 1" or 1.5" ?

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Re: Stock Front OEM leaf spring curvature ?

No one makes an OEM replacement spring at stock height. OME does make a smaller 1.5" lift front spring. Be careful though, they make different front springs and the usual one shops know about is the 2" lift spring.

You could take an Add A Leaf and beef up your current front spring pack with it. We carry an Add A Leaf in stock that will revitalize your stock springs, it will also give about 1" of lift on an SPOA vehicle.

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Re: Stock Front OEM leaf spring curvature ?

Stock... There shouldn't be too bad of an invert curve. THe samurai comes almost flat from the factory, so a small amount of inverted curve is acceptable, the old full size chevy's came with Invertedly sprung leafs right off the factory floor.

a work of caution with add a leafs.. don't add to many, and too use too thick of a leaf.. Acouple of thin leafs are can be better than one big thick leaf, that will not flex or give to the road's conditions..

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