Quote: ............... I was also wondering ZUK's opinion of cutting the overload off behind the rear axle once a "secondary suspension" is installed. The front section of overload may still help with axle wrap. Maybe the lower coil mount can be a ubolt flip kit ...
What do you mean MY OPINION ....I think that's a novel idea. I already spent 30 minutes under there just staring at that ugly over-load. The back half is not needed at all with the secondary system and the front half will stop just as much wrap-up as before.....actually it will stop more because I will take the half board down to the spring shop and have them put some tweak bends to raise only the front lip (the front 12" or so) up about 2 inches which would let the front overload "hug" the front leaf pack more solidly. This should not stiff it up.....with the back half cut off it should be a little softer yet.
You know.......if the coils where a little higher poundage rating....like 250 or so.....I could, just for grins....cut the entire rear of the spring pack off and the coil would 100% support the "up-down direction" cause that's all that coil springs do.(Leaf packs generally support in all 3 directions.) Well with the rear 5 leafs cut off, the front half of the leafpack would now act as control arms. It would be drivable but it would also still need a panhard. A panhard(which is basically another "control arm" in the same direction as the axle length) would not be very hard to make. Now that would be wierd looking...but very functional.
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