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Why do the springs on my truck fan out? This has happened from day one when I was running the Pro-Comp II IFS lift with 4" blocks, the stock rear springs fanned out, Then I bought some 4" NWOR (junk) springs and they fanned, same with the Skyjacker Softrides, then the Alcans, and now the All Pros are fanning. Does any one else have this problem? Am I not torqueing the U-bolts tight enough (120-130) pounds. Do I need to tighten the center bolts tighter? 0r do I just live with it? <IMG SRC="smilies/confused.gif" border="0">
 

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no all springs do not fan if used and installed properly take a look at well designed springs ment to work like (nationals) notice the very root of spring design, guide clamps. Not bent but bolted and sleved many, people over look this element in spring design and create problems for them selves with springs that fatigue prematurely and are out of control and for what maybe a tiny bit of useless travel that is not contoled all OEM springs use some type of clamping why well think about it <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">
 

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you just live with it, or hire someone to fallow you around with a hammer to knock the springs inline everytime the suspension flexes <IMG SRC="smilies/tongue.gif" border="0">
 

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YEAH! I'm glad to here your not a clamp destroyer. In the case you have desribed you may have to add your own clamps <IMG SRC="smilies/crybaby2.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/crybaby2.gif" border="0"> a bit of a pain but worth the effort.
 

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Just a stupid question, but do you knock your U-bolts in tight against the springs when your tightening them and are they parrallel?
 

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I was kind of thinking along the same lines as Brian...

Maybe you could make some shim type things to take up any extra space between the u-bolts and the spring pack so that they wouldn't have room to twist?

FWIW, fanning is normal when there's no clamps... and as long as they don't rub your tires, its probably OK, just a nuisance.
 

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Originally posted by BrianR:
<STRONG>Just a stupid question, but do you knock your U-bolts in tight against the springs when your tightening them and are they parrallel?</STRONG>
Not a stupid ? and the answer is no and I never though about that!!! <IMG SRC="smilies/crybaby2.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0">
Shit I can leave work now because I already learned something today!!! <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce.gif" border="0">

[ 09-04-2001: Message edited by: OPP'S ]
 
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