40 Springs

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by eelson, Oct 26, 2005.

  1. eelson

    eelson

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    Hello, anyone have advice on where to get relatively inexpensive leaf springs (2.5" or 4") for a 40 that work good? I have some 2.5" lift Ranchos (more like 4" though) that are horribly stiff and need to switch them out on a budget. I've been steadily swichting out each Rancho leaf with mini truck ones to hopefully soften the ride. Any tips or leads will be helpful.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Panzer

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    I keep hearing good things about the CCOT HFS lifts.
    I also have the POS rancho on my 40 and am on the fence between SOA or HFS.
     
  3. 2badfjs

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    i like my skyjackers
    2 1/2 soft rides
     
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    iv got OME front and Skyjacker rear, rides great
     
  5. Planet_X

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    Do you fella's have any pics of your shackles?
     
  6. jcj_78FJ40

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    mine on the front, dont have a pic of the back

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    any one where or who has thses, i want a pair?

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    I have Revolvers on my 40 and they are plenty strong. The ones I have came off my brothers Heep.
     
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    ok ill check them out? whats the price on them?
     
  13. bustanutley

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    No you do not want a pair. Properly designed suspension should have no use for revolvers. They are purely "ramp champ crap" Open up going down hills, open up going up ledges giving you crazy wheel hop. Garbage
     
  14. bad_religion_au

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    why not work with what you've got already?

    if your 2.5 inch rancho lift gives you 4 inches, and is too stiff, take out 2 leafs from each spring pack, should bring it back to about 2.5 inches, and i bet your ride is softer.

    that'll cost you nothing. except a day to play with it (well maybe $2 each for spring bolts if you've trimmed yours down.)

    get some teflon strips or teflon paint and paint them while the packs are apart. friction is not your friend for smooth suspension.

    Rubber or poly shackle rubbers? are they greasable shackles and spring pins? do they have grease.

    before you throw a couple of 100 at the problem, spend a little time (your on a budget, your time is free) on a combination of solutions and see what works


    are your shackles extended shackles? what's your shackle angle like?
     
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    As to the revolvers "unloading", this has NEVER happened to me in the 4 to 5 years they have been on my rig. I'm not saying that it can't happen, I'm just saying that I haven't had it happen. In my case I got a least 4" more down travel with them and by opening up the spring clamps I got about 2" more.
     
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