RC Leaf Spring Issue - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Suspension Tech General discussion of suspension for the Ford Ranger.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 09-28-2011
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Concord, NH
Posts: 4
RC Leaf Spring Issue

Hey everyone, I searched but didn't see anyone with a similar issue. I installed a 4'' suspension lift in my truck about a year ago. I installed new leaf springs about 6 months ago (lifted ones) that were stronger and stiffer. Unfortunately, the bottom leaf will not stay aligned. Everytime I hit a hard bump, the rear portion of the bottom leaf will shift to the driver side. This causes the front portion of the bottom leaf to "knock" against the sway bar end links.

I wasn't sure if something had been installed incorrectly, or if there was a bracket I had to buy/make to keep the leafs aligned. Has anyone had a similar issue or been able to fix this? I heard there is a "pin-type" hole where a rod will normally sit to keep them aligned, but i didn't see one on either leaf.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-28-2011
ZWilson07's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Posts: 870
Quote:
Originally Posted by DMcKelvey11 View Post
Hey everyone, I searched but didn't see anyone with a similar issue. I installed a 4'' suspension lift in my truck about a year ago. I installed new leaf springs about 6 months ago (lifted ones) that were stronger and stiffer. Unfortunately, the bottom leaf will not stay aligned. Everytime I hit a hard bump, the rear portion of the bottom leaf will shift to the driver side. This causes the front portion of the bottom leaf to "knock" against the sway bar end links.

I wasn't sure if something had been installed incorrectly, or if there was a bracket I had to buy/make to keep the leafs aligned. Has anyone had a similar issue or been able to fix this? I heard there is a "pin-type" hole where a rod will normally sit to keep them aligned, but i didn't see one on either leaf.
There is supposed to be a centering pin/bolt in the middle of the leafs to hold them together.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-29-2011
legoms013's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Loomis CA
Posts: 280
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZWilson07 View Post
There is supposed to be a centering pin/bolt in the middle of the leafs to hold them together.
Duh.

He is talking about the overload getting crooked not the centering pin. It twists and then isn't parallel with the rest of the leafs...

Mine has always done the same with my 4" Skyjacker leafs.

Best you can do is get some of the leaf spring clamps (or make some) that any 4WD shop should have in stock.

Google leaf spring clamps and you will see what I mean. You need two per side so four total. Thats what I did and it has worked great. only thing is that it slightly makes the ride harsher.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-29-2011
ZWilson07's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Posts: 870
Quote:
Originally Posted by legoms013 View Post
Duh.

He is talking about the overload getting crooked not the centering pin. It twists and then isn't parallel with the rest of the leafs...

Mine has always done the same with my 4" Skyjacker leafs.

Best you can do is get some of the leaf spring clamps (or make some) that any 4WD shop should have in stock.

Google leaf spring clamps and you will see what I mean. You need two per side so four total. Thats what I did and it has worked great. only thing is that it slightly makes the ride harsher.
Yeah idk what that was about lol or what I was even thinking lol. I think I had just got a text for toreador4x4 about a rear spring issue that said that in the text and I guess I just typed that instead of something about his actual question. F me lol. But glad you could help him out.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-03-2011
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Concord, NH
Posts: 4
Ok i found them. Thank you!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Explorer leaf springs vs. Sport Trac leaf springs PUNKROCKPILOT Suspension Tech 53 03-14-2014 11:17 AM
Broke a leaf spring.... Kanoeking Suspension Tech 10 06-08-2006 02:29 PM
Leaf Spring lift ? Ranger1 Suspension Tech 21 06-01-2006 01:49 PM
chevy leaf spring questions. agian. lol zabeard Suspension Tech 25 04-29-2006 05:10 PM
Add-A-Leaf or helper spring roro72 Suspension Tech 6 07-28-2005 06:58 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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 Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:02 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.