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Old 02-21-2014, 05:36 AM
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Powdercoated suspension.

So I've got my current lift powdercoated, but I'm going to put an 8 inch bds lift on it sometime in the future. I'm going to get out powdercoated a different color and I was just curious about the leaf springs.

I know some leaf packs have little plastic pieces between the leaves so I would think they would melt during the powdercoating, but I don't know if the bds leaf springs have these. I read that's it's best to do the leaf pack as a whole so there isn't any build up of the coating in between leaves. Then later from sliding against each other a gap forms between the leaves and you'll eventually have a loose pack which is no good.

Anyone have experience with this?
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Old 02-21-2014, 05:37 AM
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I guess I should have put this in the suspension section.

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Are you able to powdercoat the rear axle driveshaft? Mine is all rusted out and my truck is practically brand new! Also there are some other rusted parts underneath the front but I can't remember what they were. The rear driveshaft is the most noticeable and it looks terrible.
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Are you able to powdercoat the rear axle driveshaft? Mine is all rusted out and my truck is practically brand new! Also there are some other rusted parts underneath the front but I can't remember what they were. The rear driveshaft is the most noticeable and it looks terrible.
You could but you would have to take the u joints out first. I would love to do that because mine is terrible too. I might try to when I'm putting the lift on. Otherwise I'll just paint it. The whole front axle I'm going to paint black. The knuckles and part of the steering just come with no paint. They rust before they get to the dealership, it's dumb.

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You could but you would have to take the u joints out first. I would love to do that because mine is terrible too. I might try to when I'm putting the lift on. Otherwise I'll just paint it. The whole front axle I'm going to paint black. The knuckles and part of the steering just come with no paint. They rust before they get to the dealership, it's dumb.

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Yeah that's something I want to try doing as well. Ford really half assed in regards to that...
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after powdercoat u will need to get the driveshaft rebalanced since coating maybre thicker in spots and cause vibration
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Old 03-02-2014, 07:22 PM
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Off topic but how do you like those m16s? I had a set on a f150 when they first came out and they were impossible to balance so the shop that sold them to me said. I sold them and haven't had a set since. I think they're the coolest looking tire on market and they pull great in mud. I've always wondered if it was just the set I had or are they all hard to get balanced?
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Old 03-02-2014, 07:40 PM
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Off topic but how do you like those m16s? I had a set on a f150 when they first came out and they were impossible to balance so the shop that sold them to me said. I sold them and haven't had a set since. I think they're the coolest looking tire on market and they pull great in mud. I've always wondered if it was just the set I had or are they all hard to get balanced?
I've heard one of my buddies had a similar experience a couple years ago, maybe they changed something because mine do great so far. They balanced easy and don't shake at any speed. They make a pretty good roar down the road but I don't mind it.

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Good I might have to try another set then. I don't mind the roar at all, Ive been running toyo mts for past couple years now. I had 2010 f150 and those tires had just came out I think. So yes maybe they have made some changes. They shook to the point where I knew it was going to tear something up in my front end. I couldn't even hardly hold the steering wheel!
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