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Old 11-16-2012, 08:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is the math involved in choosing a leaf spring rate the same as CO's?

Title says it all, I googled, looked here. It seems theres so much info on coil springs now that everyone forgot to care about old technology...

Of course if the math is the same, it doesnt matter.

Basically I want the best ride, but I dont have the time, nor experience, nor money to build a four link thing any time soon.

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Old 11-18-2012, 07:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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just find some oneton springs that will fit the app and put them in. it will make your truck real tuff!
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there is a leaf spring calculator for figuring spring rate. Might google it. Seems like you measure spring width, thickness, arch, etc for each leaf.
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I think he is asking if this type of info, https://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/gener...ch-thread.html, also works for leaf springs and not just coilovers?

I don't know, but I would think so. A spring is a spring and the general principles should remain the same. Leafs are a lot more progressive though and there is more friction in the leaf packs. I think the real problem with leafs is that if new, they will sag over time and there is no adjustment for that.

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