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Springs for a Faux M416?

Discussion in 'Trailer Tech' started by Degnol, Aug 20, 2006.

  1. Degnol

    Degnol

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    I am building a fake 416 using cruiser spindles I took off and I was going to use the front springs I took off the 40. Looking at them, methinks they are too heavy as-is. Should I remove a leaf ot two? I am goint to configure it SO, if that makes a difference.
    I only have the rectangular frame done at this point, but would like to use as much stuff of what I already have.
    I do have an actual 416 in my driveway right now and the springs on it are mucho smaller. I am building mine somewhat heavier, but don't intend to carry a ton of rock in it.

    Ed
     
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    Spring ideas

    I have read a couple of articles where guys used YJ Wrangler springs. If you wanted OEM 416 springs I believe Saturn Surplus or Mid West Military has them
     
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    My nonfake M416 have 10 leafs and all are "thinner" than the standard springs.

    The benefit is that my empty trailer won't jump all over on bumpy onroad because it only actually use the one or two leafs, it is a progressive leafs.

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  4. Degnol

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    I cross-posted this in 40 Tech and Poser suggested I remove the third (from the longest) leaf. Think I'll try that.
    Thanks,
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