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Pickel
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 564
posted February 11, 2002 09:20 AM UIN: 25419780
is there a way to find the spring waight on leaf springs...the numbers on mine gone and would like to figerout what they are..the chrysler style multileaf..

redneck racing
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 276
posted March 07, 2002 11:47 PM
A spring shop or maybe your local speed shop should have a way to test them seems like i read something in SCR about how to test them a year or so ago.

SLEEPY GOMEZ
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 199
posted March 13, 2002 10:11 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Pickel:
is there a way to find the spring waight on leaf springs...the numbers on mine gone and would like to figerout what they are..the chrysler style multileaf..

I have seen a coil spring rater adapted to check leaf springs. It had a steel channel iron across the base to support the ends of the leaf.

My Q&D way, quick and dirty, is to center weights on the car directly over where the spring is attached to the axle. Carefully measure the body height above the center of the wheel before and after adding weight.

A 100 lb spring would require a 100 lb weight to compress the car 1 inch. A 150 lb spring would require a 150 lb weight to compress the car 1 inch.

Admittedly this is not completely accurate but it should get you close. Hope this points you in the right direction. SLEEPY

uforacing51
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Total posts: 349
posted March 15, 2002 12:42 PM
Check the toolbox on the Forum now!!!!

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