Leaf Spring Question - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Suspension & Steering Discuss OEM & aftermarket suspension, lifts, air ride suspension, shocks, steering components, etc.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 13 Old 12-22-2013, 04:57 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
jeffro22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC
Posts: 491
Thanks: 2
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Leaf Spring Question

Was looking to do a mod to my rear leaf springs. I need a longer bolt that holds them all together though. since I am adding a leaf where can I get the bolt that goes in the middle of the spring that holds everything together? It has a knob on one end that fits into the block
jeffro22 is offline  
post #2 of 13 Old 12-22-2013, 08:55 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Beautiful BC
Posts: 534
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Usually the add a leaf kit will come with a longer center pin to put it all together.

1991 Ranger - 38" TSL's, 3 link, One tons, 5.38s on King air shocks....under construction.
1997 Ranger - reg cab flare side, 3.0L, M5OD-R1, 4x4, 31x10.50r15 MT's.
2008 F350 - Crewcab short bed, 6.4L diesel, H&S XRT Pro, AFE DOC/DPF delete
1972 Mustang Coupe - 302, c4, 9", 4.11's locked.
WildStyle is offline  
post #3 of 13 Old 12-23-2013, 03:47 AM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
jeffro22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC
Posts: 491
Thanks: 2
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
unfortunately it is not a kit. I am trying to do a B spring mod, but the b springs I got had already been modded and the center pin cut. Now I need to add in a leaf to get my truck sitting correctly.

It looks like i can buy the longer pins. Just needs to figure out the correct size and style

does anyone know if something like this is the right size?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Leaf-Spring-...1ba94d&vxp=mtr

Last edited by jeffro22; 12-23-2013 at 04:00 AM.
jeffro22 is offline  
post #4 of 13 Old 12-23-2013, 02:02 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 635
Thanks: 11
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
What is b spring mod?

2006 Ford Powerstroke Super Cab 4x4 auto 120K bulletproofed
ramz trk is offline  
post #5 of 13 Old 12-23-2013, 02:40 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
c dog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 825
Thanks: 0
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
If your springs all ready have the "B" mod then I would look into airbags. You can buy a kit for $300-$400. Air bags would ride better and be more practical than a add a leaf.


Sent from AutoGuide.com App
c dog is offline  
post #6 of 13 Old 12-23-2013, 04:40 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
huck2080's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 140
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
if you have a driveline shop anywhere around you might find it there
huck2080 is offline  
post #7 of 13 Old 12-26-2013, 05:25 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
jetjock15's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Vegas
Posts: 3,649
Thanks: 17
Thanked 154 Times in 136 Posts
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Quoted: 105 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Any leaf spring or heavy duty truck shop can get you the bolts or you can order online.

06-King/Deavers/37s/AF 22x12s/4:56/F/R Detroits/Road Armors/Warn12k/155/30s, MTW S1Billet/GoGo Manifold/Banks IC/NADP Heavy Hauler Trans/ORU Hydro-Steer/PHP tow Tune/BPD HD oil cooler/Oil & Coolant bypass/AMP steps/TransferFlow tank-toolbox

jetjock15 is offline  
post #8 of 13 Old 12-27-2013, 07:02 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Fallon, Nv
Posts: 2,403
Thanks: 54
Thanked 11 Times in 10 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I bought mine from Fastenal.

Karl and his 2003 Souper Doody

Karl and his 2003 6.0

Barefoot Accelerator Pedal
TRICO Force wiper blades
Yellow Military Aircraft Valve Stem Caps
Offensive "Stick Family" Decal
Big Ol'Honkin 1 1/4" Shank Receiver Hitch


WHAT!?! I was trying to list stuff that everyone else
hasn't already listed for their truck!




Karls03 is offline  
post #9 of 13 Old 12-27-2013, 09:25 AM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
jeffro22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC
Posts: 491
Thanks: 2
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Thanks for the response. I found some online, just going to confirm the size today and get them ordered

Quote:
Originally Posted by ramz trk View Post
What is b spring mod?
just involves swapping some leaf springs and spacers around from the stock excursion springs into the B code springs.

I bought used springs and someone took the spacer out already and cut the pins/bolts
jeffro22 is offline  
post #10 of 13 Old 12-27-2013, 12:44 PM
Fill it up again Dummy
 
mhatlen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Central Valley, Sierra Mountains, California
Posts: 2,448
Thanks: 39
Thanked 115 Times in 104 Posts
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Quoted: 242 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I still don't understand the B mod for the springs.
Excursion leafs mixed into the spring pack?


2006 F250 LARIAT CCSB 4X4
ARP Studs, O-Ringed Heads
X4 PHP 65 HP Custom Tow Tune
Atlas40 Ficm Tune
CAT EC-1 Coolant, IPR Coolant filter
Fass-125 to a Adjustable Pressure Reg.
Turbo-back SS 4" pipe, Corsa Muffler -7" Tip
6.4 starter, DC Power 270 amp alt
Die Hard Platinum AGM all 2/0 Cables
7" lift w: Icon Progressive Coil Springs
2008 up Carli/Deaver rear springs
All riding on some Fatty-Daddy 38/15.50/18 Toyo's
mhatlen is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome