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Old 07-01-2012, 02:04 AM   eBay Motors  #1 (permalink)
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leaf removal/axle wrap?

Has anyone removed more than just the overload leaf, and if so is axle wrap a problem? Both during acceleration and brake application. I do haul heavy loads and tow.
I have an '08 and plan on installing air bags so I will remove the overload, but would also like to remove an additional leaf to lower the rear even more and improve ride. My concern is that there are only 4 leafs, not including the overload. Having not tried it I'm wondering if 3 leafs will be enough resistance to minimize axle wrap. The 4 leaf pack is strapped and removing the bottom leaf looks as though it requires cutting the strap so it cannot be reversed.
I've seen the thread with the custom 4 link build and if I had the time that is what I would do, but for now this would be an easy alternative.
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traction bars will be a must.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:58 PM   eBay Motors  #3 (permalink)
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Yes you will DEFINITELY need some traction bars.

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Has anyone removed more than just the overload leaf, and if so is axle wrap a problem? Both during acceleration and brake application. I do haul heavy loads and tow.
I have an '08 and plan on installing air bags so I will remove the overload, but would also like to remove an additional leaf to lower the rear even more and improve ride. My concern is that there are only 4 leafs, not including the overload. Having not tried it I'm wondering if 3 leafs will be enough resistance to minimize axle wrap. The 4 leaf pack is strapped and removing the bottom leaf looks as though it requires cutting the strap so it cannot be reversed.
I've seen the thread with the custom 4 link build and if I had the time that is what I would do, but for now this would be an easy alternative.
thanks,
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Has anyone removed more than just the overload leaf, and if so is axle wrap a problem? Both during acceleration and brake application. I do haul heavy loads and tow.
I have an '08 and plan on installing air bags so I will remove the overload, but would also like to remove an additional leaf to lower the rear even more and improve ride. My concern is that there are only 4 leafs, not including the overload. Having not tried it I'm wondering if 3 leafs will be enough resistance to minimize axle wrap. The 4 leaf pack is strapped and removing the bottom leaf looks as though it requires cutting the strap so it cannot be reversed.
I've seen the thread with the custom 4 link build and if I had the time that is what I would do, but for now this would be an easy alternative.
thanks,
-V
Any links to the custom 4link build thread. I'm looking for something like this at the moment.
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I don't visit oftens so I missed these. I have not done any spring removal yet. However, looking at the posts above I think once I get to that point I will only remove the overload.
There is a well done custom 4 link airbag setup that someone did, but I cannot find it. Sometime last year I looked it over, but not sure where it was located.
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:56 PM   eBay Motors  #7 (permalink)
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If you ever come across it again shoot me a link via pm. I looked up and down this site, unless you saw it somewhere else.

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