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Old 11-17-2003, 08:44 PM
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Leaf Spring Question

How critical say if I center my Leaf Spring 2inches off center (in-order to move my rear tires back) other words my center bolt that attaches the Leafs together will be off center from my perches 2 inches? Another way is my front bracket that my Leaf attaches to, could be moved back 2 inches! Any other suggestions since I"m asking, thanks again, Dana

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I have a 1953 Ford Sedan with a 9' on Toyota Van springs. I wanted flatter springs to lower the car and they were the right length, width and carry about the same weight. I relocated my housing 1" to the rear by drilling new holes in the spring pads. The set-up seems to work just fine although I've just got the car on the road and only have a few hundred miles on it. I don't think 2" would be that much of a big deal either but any more that that might start to affect the way the springs work.
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HEY 39: I attended a Tech Seminar at NSRA Nationals put on by Eaton Detroit Spring. They specialize in leaf springs and their application. They offered to field any phone questions and seemed very helpful. www.eatonsprings.com 313-963-3839. I would get the facts from the experts.....DAVE
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