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    Default lowering leaf springs ?????

    hi guys i wanna lower the back end on my hq panelvan with the least amount of money
    so is there a cheap way to lower leaf springs other then puting blocks in ??
    i know you can get the loops on the ends of the leafs bent the other way to get it to sit lower but thats sounds like it would cost me . so is there any other way ? ? somthing i could do myself backyard style
    cheers jake

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    my tonner was already done when i got it pretty sure its had the springs reset, the blocks would be the cheapest way or you could try finding a set of lighter springs?

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    Nothing simpler than putting blocks in. Some people will open up the leaf pack, turn one of the shorter leaves upside down and reassemble it but not sure if I like that idea. Otherwise you're up for resetting the leaves which is definitely not a backyard job.

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    the cheapest way pull them out and depending on how thorough you want to be split the pack up and gradually flatten each leaf in a workshop press or do the whole lot together though is not as effective. use a chalk line on the ground to get boths side sitting even dodgy i no but nocost involved. if you dont have the equipement just take to your local susp workshop and have them reset lower but youd be looking at close to 100 per side as they do each leaf individually. the first method in reverse is also good for giving life back to sagged light truck or fourby springs on a tight budge

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hallnrs View Post
    the cheapest way pull them out and depending on how thorough you want to be split the pack up and gradually flatten each leaf in a workshop press or do the whole lot together though is not as effective. use a chalk line on the ground to get boths side sitting even dodgy i no but nocost involved. if you dont have the equipement just take to your local susp workshop and have them reset lower but youd be looking at close to 100 per side as they do each leaf individually. the first method in reverse is also good for giving life back to sagged light truck or fourby springs on a tight budge
    Heat them up with a gas axe, until the car drops - that would be cheapest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackhand View Post
    Heat them up with a gas axe, until the car drops - that would be cheapest.
    if i eva make it to indi
    your my head suspension guy!lol
    damn strait!
    rev the chev kev!

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    not the cheapest way if your going to be picky what bout the copeous amounts of gas you waist trying to heat the spring evenly haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hallnrs View Post
    not the cheapest way if your going to be picky what bout the copeous amounts of gas you waist trying to heat the spring evenly haha
    Do it at work or a mates place, use theirs. And who said anything about heating them evenly - this is RAGE - rough as guts engineering.

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