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Old 09-16-2014, 01:30 PM
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Anybody ever use Denver Spring for custom leaves?

I have procomp brickride leafs in right now, but they have sagged out pretty bad. I was actually thinking that adding a thin leaf or two might actually wind up "curing" the lean and wouldn't necessarily result in a much stiffer ride.

Why not just replace them? I dunno. The ProComps are longer than OME, so the shackle angle is better and I think they have larger bushings.
They don't have the military wrap or "loose" clamps, but the clamps are easy enough to fix. The military wrap seems to be a great idea for these long desert runs. What happens if you crack a non-wrapped spring in the middle of nowhere? Bad things I can assume. Wonder if DS can add a military wrap spring to the pack?

My guess is that by the time I do all that, I would be better off just ordering HFS or OME (which are very similar in construction to each other)
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Would you prefer the standard Cruiser lean, or a level stance? You've seen mine with the OME's. Pronounced lean, and fairly vertical shackles with a nearly stock and unloaded 40 on 33's. But they ride very nice with about 200 lbs worth of gear in the back, so once you're packed up for the Swell it will ride quite well. Just put the heavier stuff on the passenger side.
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Many years ago I ordered some springs for a 60 from Merle up in Salida. What showed up was from Denver Spring. I ran them for a while but hated them - super stiff and I cracked leaves in both front packs. I ended up replacing them with OME. Maybe they can do a better job than they used to but I don't see them as a company driven to improve their product.
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That's what I was wanting to know.

My experience with OME's was not stellar. Rode ok, travel was far better than what I have now, but they sagged flat and leaned in less than 5 years. For that kind of coin, I expect more.
The ProComps also leaned in about 5 years, but they didn't sag quite as much. I still have decent arch on the passenger side. What sucks on that kit, is the shocks. I took them off one day and couldn't believe how soft the ride was...just no wheel control. Heh. I bet you could pair procomps with a custom fox shock with min compression and a lot of rebound and prolly have a nice ride. Not too much tho...no stacking. These are pretty cool and probably less than $3,000 each. http://www.ridefox.com/technology.php?m=offroad&t=dsc


Oh, and it would be interesting to put it on scales and see what my balance is. I put the fridge on the passenger side, and I'm moving the awning to that side. Hard to compensate for my big azz, spare, batt, and engine offset to the driver tho.
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