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Old 04-30-2012, 07:56 PM
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I am attempting to set up my first dropped axel suspension.I am wondering ,Can I use the stock front leaf spring on a dropped axel?

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Sure you can, it simply won't be as low as it can be. There are all kinds of springs on the market that will lower it a lot more AND give a better ride. You can also have a reversed eye main spring made that will lower it. In the old days, you took that main spring and beat the living crap out of it over a anvil until it curved the other way making a reverse eye spring.

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I used my Harbor freight pipe bender, chalk marked the floor and gradually worked the spring in the press along the length until it flattened then kept going until it matched the chalk.
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Thanks for the advice on useing stock front spring. Your comments help
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