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DaveInDenver 07-10-2008 08:56 PM

Leaf Spring Question
 
From the "Getting Opinions On 'Does It Matter?' File."

Standard duty set of CS019R springs 3 main + 3 overload. Wanted the CS020R Heavy Duty 4 main + 3 overload, but Ben could not get them as they are backordered and not currently available. So I get OME D6XL extra load leaf to make the CS019R packs into CS020R packs. Same difference to me, no biggie and often done.

So I get Spring #1 done, all looks good. Dave is happy despite spending a ton of money. Go to do Spring #2 and the center hole of the D6XL does not seem to line up right. The leaf doesn't sit in the pack the same way. Photos with descriptions. So, does it matter?

Attachment 9695
Overall Look

Attachment 9696
Front of #1

Attachment 9698
Front of #1

Attachment 9697
Tail of #1

Attachment 9699
Tail of #1

DaveInDenver 07-10-2008 09:02 PM

Now #2. Obviously the center of the spring is off by an inch or so.

Attachment 9700
Front of #2. See the shoulder, how it's offset forward compared the next leaf up.

Attachment 9701
Front of #2

Attachment 9702
Tail of #2. Again, notice the offset.

Attachment 9703
Tail of #2

AxleIke 07-10-2008 09:07 PM

Just going to throw out the obvious, as I'm sure its been checked and rechecked.

Since the rears are off set centering pins in the rear of a mini truck (meaning the axle does not sit in the center of the spring), did you make sure you have it in the right way?

Thats what it looks like to me, but I could be wrong.

Other than that, I got nothing.

DaveInDenver 07-10-2008 09:10 PM

Yeah, Isaac that was what I first thought. But they are oriented right. The front of the leafs have a shoulder and the tails have a taper. Plus if I spin them around they are way off, probably 6 inches.

AxleIke 07-10-2008 09:11 PM

On second glance, it looks fine. I didn't see the different ends on it the first time, and they all look like they match up correctly.

Nevermind.

AxleIke 07-10-2008 09:11 PM

Sorry, posted while you were posting.

AxleIke 07-10-2008 09:14 PM

My vote is "doesn't matter". Its close enough not to interfere with anything.

We'll see what the rest of the penut gallery says.

DaveInDenver 07-10-2008 09:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AxleIke (Post 79517)
On second glance, it looks fine. I didn't see the different ends on it the first time, and they all look like they match up correctly.

Nevermind.

Oriented right at least, lined up, not so much. The reality is they'll probably work OK. What can I say, sometimes I notice little details and they just really irritate me.

MDH33 07-10-2008 09:37 PM

You're a perfectionist dude. The guy getting paid 2 cents an hour to drill those probably isn't. ;)

DaveInDenver 07-10-2008 09:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MDH33 (Post 79522)
Your a perfectionist dude. The guy getting paid 2 cents an hour to drill those probably isn't. ;)

Yeah, I guess.

Another stumbling block I just figured out is the bushings OME sells don't work with the shackles I have. Toyota uses an 18mm frame bolt and 14mm spring bolt (the sleeved ones). The bushings I have from my NWOR springs used those sizes, but these OME springs require 18mm bolts top and bottom on the shackles. So I have to figure out what to do there. For some reason OME does not sell shackles for my truck and they expect you to re-use the old shackles, but they won't work. Weird.

It's like I'm working a on 1970s Ford here, nothing matches what it's supposed to. I just want to go camping.


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