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Author Topic:   leaf springs and lowering blocks
fastrack1
Member
posted March 23, 2003 08:54 PM
WELL I NEED SOME CLEARING OF THE MIND HERE QUESTION 1 DOES MOVING A SPRING DOWN A HOLE STIFFEN THEM SEEMS SO ON SHACKLES AND WHICH ONE MAKES THE BIGGEST CHANGE USING DIFFERENT HEIGHT LOWERING BLOCKS WHICH I THINK THEY DO WHICH ACT AS ***** JACKS OR MOVIN THE REAR EYE UP OR DOWN

[This message has been edited by fastrack1 (edited March 24, 2003).]

outlawstock17
Member
posted March 23, 2003 09:24 PM
moving the shackles up or down doesn't change the rate of the spring. it only changes the ride height. leave the rear spring eye as high(close to the frame) as possible and set your ride heights and crossweight with lowering blocks.


dirtrace54
Member
posted March 29, 2003 02:07 AM
Along with outlaws suggestions, another piece of advice is to make sure the shackles are not leaning foward. If they are, as the weight is tranfered to that spring the shackles will bind. Make sure they are leaning down from the frame towards the rear of the car. Hope this helps

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