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post #1 of 12 Old 12-08-2010, 11:39 AM Thread Starter
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Broke a front leaf today

So a snapped the front left leaf in two and it was hitting against the frame. Putting in 2600 lbs leafs in the front. Should sit a little higher. lol. I will post pics when it is done.

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Wow how the hell did you do that?
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Wow how the hell did you do that?
No idea lol but if you seen the roads around here you would understand. The front is done. It went from 35" to 39 1/2" from the ground to the bottom of the wheelwell. I thing they where wore out. Back should be done today.

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post #4 of 12 Old 12-09-2010, 05:23 PM
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You will need longer shocks..rear do a B modded spring..if you do and want it level you will need a 2" hanger kit and a adj track bar..we have it all..

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Brought it up around 5.5" in the front and around 6" in the back. They are 2600lbs springs and it never drove so good.lol The old ones must have been done.




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2600lbs springs are V codes..your stockers were just D codes 2350lbs..
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Do you have any pics of the snapped leafs? I'd like to see this!
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My 'new' 2000 Ex has the awesome racer's advantage trick of the REVERSE ARCH leaf springs. That's right, kids, these springs have an upside-down arch...lowers the center of gravity for Porsche-like handling...

.....what.....you don't believe me?


I could EASILY imagine these springs breaking. I'm trying to locate some X-codes and ordering up a bunch of parts from Cary. Just trying to sort out 33" vs 35" tires (and therefore lift). The stock suspension is a JOKE.
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Do you have any pics of the snapped leafs? I'd like to see this!
No I did not take any. I was more concerned about the spring hitting against the frame and forgot to take a pic.lol

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No I did not take any. I was more concerned about the spring hitting against the frame and forgot to take a pic.lol
No worries, just curious.
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