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Rear spring helpers

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by DJ Contracting, Dec 9, 2006.

  1. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,392

    Well here is a link http://www.masterhitch.com/suspension.html to the helpers that came on my truck when I bought it. The one on the right with the coil spring and threaded rod, anyway they don't seem to help much . I was just wondering if I could adjust them so that there is more tension when a load is applied.
     
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2006
  2. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,392

    Anybody

    Sombody must have seens these before.
     
  3. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    I would say you need to tighten the threaded rods to put more pre-load on the springs, that will make them activate sooner. The tighter a spring is pulled, the more tension it provides... therefore by pre-tensioning it by shortening the rods, it will provide more resistance. wesport

    Make sure you lube them up well in advance so you don't break them off...!
     
  4. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,392

    Thanks it's supposed to be in the mid fourties this week so I'll try and tighten them hopefully it works.