Leaf Spring Swap

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BDEUCE
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Location: Canada's Yukon

Postby BDEUCE » Mon Aug 13, 2007 11:54 am

DBrown wrote:before you start takeing everything apart why don't you just jack up the rear and measure the leafs you have now from eye to eye and check that with the exporer leafs you have bought? with the leaf unloaded in the rear it should be the same measuremnet with the new leafs you have out.


because it's already done. ie - nevermind. no-one could help me, and i believed i looked at the ENTIRE internet, and the dealership didn't want to say anything (liability worry), so i just got in there and did it. yes, they worked, and gave me about 1 1/2" of lift above stock height. (i think, the back end is waaaaay in the air.)

TRUNK_MONKEY
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Joined: Sun Aug 05, 2007 8:42 pm
Location: Westminster,Colorado

Postby TRUNK_MONKEY » Mon Aug 13, 2007 3:22 pm

BDEUCE wrote:
DBrown wrote:before you start takeing everything apart why don't you just jack up the rear and measure the leafs you have now from eye to eye and check that with the exporer leafs you have bought? with the leaf unloaded in the rear it should be the same measuremnet with the new leafs you have out.


because it's already done. ie - nevermind. no-one could help me, and i believed i looked at the ENTIRE internet, and the dealership didn't want to say anything (liability worry), so i just got in there and did it. yes, they worked, and gave me about 1 1/2" of lift above stock height. (i think, the back end is waaaaay in the air.)
it may settle down a bit too over the next few days/tanks of gas.i do guess 1 1/2 high is better than going thru it all and be short!
got a pic to post of it?

BDEUCE
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Location: Canada's Yukon

Postby BDEUCE » Thu Aug 16, 2007 1:41 pm

as per requests and my promise...

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remeber, the rear wheel opening is lower on the body than the front ones.
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tasty new bolts!! :D
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old ones on the way out:
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'new' ones going on:
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rusty old eye bolts, what a time bomb!!! :eek: :eek: :eek:
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yummy grade 8 hardware. mMmMm
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as she's sitting, it's with a full tank of gas. i can jump on the back bumper, and it comes down about half and inch.

it rides great, and removing that rear swayshit bar was the best thing i ever did.

thanks to all who helped and tried to help.

nate

TRUNK_MONKEY
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Joined: Sun Aug 05, 2007 8:42 pm
Location: Westminster,Colorado

there ya go

Postby TRUNK_MONKEY » Thu Aug 16, 2007 8:52 pm

that looks honestly,like they should have been made LOL
good job mang!
i have been trying to get stuff done on our project,seems like all i do is chase parts LOL
but i did get the BTF fab DIY rear 8.8 diff cover all welded up and ground smooth.
i am heading back out to finish the left side ball joints right now.wheeee.......!!!

Andy1416
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Re:

Postby Andy1416 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:36 pm

BDEUCE wrote:the final answer (in my case, everyone's experience seems to differ :confused: ) about 1995 sploder springs for the b2. they did in fact fit, and they did infact lift it way more than i thought they would. it seems to be about 2 '' higher than stock. way easy too. i would recommend this to anyone. had to cut some bolts, but not impossible. disassembly took about 2.5 hours, re-assembly took 45 minutes. new u-bolts, new eyebolts, all grade 8, all torqued to reccomended specs. will post pics later...

nate


Did you have to use Bronco II or Explorer u-bolts, new eyebolts, all grade 8 hardware. Or are they both the same?


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