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new leaf springs..superduty

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Midwest BuildIt Inc, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. Midwest BuildIt Inc

    Midwest BuildIt Inc PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,280

    I had new front springs put on my truck today. Broke one a couple days ago. now my boss bracket is sitting at 18" needs to be around 15.5". not a big deal.

    But my question is, before i adjust it, is how much do you guys think the new springs will settle? I dont want to move the bracket a bunch of times..
  2. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 9,081

    That's a hard one to answer, it really depends on the weight, number of cycles and duration the weight is hanging off of it. All are variables that are hard to predict. So I'd say you'll have to do a few adjustments till they settle in.
  3. Midwest BuildIt Inc

    Midwest BuildIt Inc PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,280

    i know there's no exact answer. just looking for a starting point i guess. like i could expect an inch in the next couple weeks, or 1/4", lol
  4. jhenderson9196

    jhenderson9196 Senior Member
    Messages: 615

    If the truck was sitting with all 4 on the ground when all the fasteners were tightened, it should settle very little. Leafs don't usually settle like coils.
  5. Diesel Dan

    Diesel Dan Senior Member
    Messages: 219

    Lower mount to like 16" and leave it with the plow up for a week to break the springs in.