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Old 12-18-2009, 10:06 PM   #11
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were did you get your belltech leafs from?
i bought them used, but you can get them here new:
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/BE...n/?prefilter=1
I think that price is per spring, so double that.

honestly, there's nothing real special about those springs, other than they've been de-arched. I bet you could go to an off-road shop and they could de-arch your stocker with better results. just don't go too soft, you'll be pissed.
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Old 12-19-2009, 02:49 AM   #12
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usually when de-arched they ride on the overload leaf too so it stiffens em up a bit
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Old 12-19-2009, 03:37 AM   #13
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before i bought my reset springs i ran a few different combinations of franken-leafs

its all a matter of making a combination, try it,if its crap try something else.

Clapping up opposing leafs was always fun (*insert sarcastic voice*)
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Clapping up opposing leafs was always fun (*insert sarcastic voice*)
yeah, wear a face mask!
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Old 12-22-2009, 04:35 AM   #15
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Did the 6 taper fix the vibration?
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Old 12-22-2009, 04:53 AM   #16
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Did the 6 taper fix the vibration?
Yeah- vibration no more.... Every once in a while I'll get a little rear hop for a few seconds, But that may be because I still have blown shocks
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Cool. I am still running blocks. I ran straight blocks with no problem (wee spring wrap) until the re-drill, then had vibration problems. Went to angled blocks which helped (BellTech's are 2 angle). I pulled the blocks tonight and will machine them to 4 and see what happens. I'm looking to have my leafs de-arched soon to ditch the block.

Canadian hardbody leafs come with one more leaf spring in the pack than US ones. Tee hee. We have to eh? To haul all that whale blubber around.
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Old 12-22-2009, 07:35 AM   #18
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hessianben, i think your belltech springs were an old style or had a leaf pulled. my belltechs (which were delivered and installed in august this year) have 3 leafs and the little block leaf like yours but had a good amount of arch. they are substantially stiffer than the stock spring, maybe even by 50 percent and increased my truck's load capacity while lowering the truck 3 inches (2 inches for the first month) they ride firm but smooth, with no wheelhop when i occasionally drop the clutch.
there is no comparison to te stock leafs, they were useless for a truck. although 3 inches lower, the damn thing handled 1/2 a yard (1250 lbs) of sand with ease, while less weight had me riding bumpstops with the stock springs. no wonder these things are raked stock! to carry anything heavier than 50 lbs the thing levels out!
anyway, i plan on leaving them be except for 2 degree wedges and drilling the hanger
congrats on ditching the blocks!!!

skinny from what ive read about your truck's use as a truck, i'd suggest the belltech leafs over rearching, unless your going to increase the spring rate as well.
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Old 12-22-2009, 08:33 AM   #19
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hessianben, i think your belltech springs were an old style or had a leaf pulled. my belltechs (which were delivered and installed in august this year) have 3 leafs and the little block leaf like yours but had a good amount of arch. they are substantially stiffer than the stock spring, maybe even by 50 percent and increased my truck's load capacity while lowering the truck 3 inches (2 inches for the first month) they ride firm but smooth, with no wheelhop when i occasionally drop the clutch.
there is no comparison to te stock leafs, they were useless for a truck. although 3 inches lower, the damn thing handled 1/2 a yard (1250 lbs) of sand with ease, while less weight had me riding bumpstops with the stock springs. no wonder these things are raked stock! to carry anything heavier than 50 lbs the thing levels out!
anyway, i plan on leaving them be except for 2 degree wedges and drilling the hanger
congrats on ditching the blocks!!!

skinny from what ive read about your truck's use as a truck, i'd suggest the belltech leafs over rearching, unless your going to increase the spring rate as well.
Aaaahh so. well that would make sense.... I wanted the Belltechs because I thought they were stiffer... The ones I got were mushburgers. I made the mistake of buying a used set- with a mystery past. for what i paid I could have gotten some new ones for not much more... after paying for bushings (i thought it would come with a set; didn't.) the price was about the same... live and learn. buy new.
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Old 12-22-2009, 06:47 PM   #20
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anyone know if hardbody drop leafs will fit on a 99 single cab frontier?
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