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woodsrat 07-18-2009 08:14 PM

Rear springs on my flatty
Ok I'm trying to get my rear suspension squared away and am looking for some opinions from you guys. The springs are a 6 leaf pack thrown together using wagoneer mains and some other stuff I can't remember. To controll axle wrap it had on some ladder bars but they need to come off due to binding issues. The problem is without the ladder bars the springs are way too soft and wrap too much. Anybody out there still running leaf packs built off of wagoneer mains? I have another set of stock wagy springs but would like to have some ideas before I start doing the testing and trial and error.

zbd74 05-18-2010 12:01 PM

I was running a set of stock '79 Waggy 6-leaf (front) on the rear, but did an add-a-leaf (1/4") to make it 7 now due to it sagging. Got it done down at Gitt Springs down in Auburn.

It'll be a new ride that's for sure, unfortunately it added about 2"s of lift which I didn't want. Hopefully it'll settle down some with use, otherwise I might put it back to the way it was

woodsrat 05-18-2010 02:09 PM

Well I got a pack put together and tested it out at Evans last saturday and the only good news was I can totally hammer it and there is no wrap. The bad news is there is no suspension movment besides up and down! I am going to try one more set up and then its time to build a wrap bar. It's hard to build a leaf pack that is totally flat and not be too soft.

zbd74 05-18-2010 07:30 PM

I had Gitts Springs rivet on a single keeper on the fronts of all four springs w/ a 1" gap. I might have to get the driveline extended now it flexes really nice, I hope not to much nice though

woodsrat 05-19-2010 07:40 PM

Cool, I may have to give em a call and see if they have any suggestions. I wish my springs were outboard so I could get away with some arch, it would make things so much easier. Maybe someday we will get together and compare. Wish I could make it to your guy's rimrock run next weekend but just not ready for that yet.

zbd74 05-20-2010 11:05 AM

We usually go back to Rimrock several times throughout the year, your more than welcome to come along

Talk to Alvin at Gitts he's the one who set mine up. Shawn knows his stuff also, I'll let you know how they do after next weekend

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