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 Post subject: Leaf spring mount woes
 Post Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:22 pm 
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When I did my brakes a couple months ago I noticed my front and rear spring hangers (on the rear leaf springs) were rotted out pretty decently. ONLY the dealer has these available, and they're awfully salty at $130 EACH!! As far as I can tell the only differences between the models ( 150, 250, 350) is the bolt size through the leaf spring. They have a near perfect framed d150 at take a part. I'm just wondering if it's what's more time and cost effective, going out and cutting the ones off that, then drill the holes to 3/4, or take it to Toppers and just make some mounts. Either way they're getting attached to the frame (probably welded) a few inches higher to drop the rear end a bit. Just want some thoughts before I need to haul anything too terribly heavy or they fail.

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 Post subject: Re: Leaf spring mount woes
 Post Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:45 am 
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I'd have topper make you some out of some nice thick plate. I believe they are riveted to the frame, grind/drill out the rivets, bolt the new ones on, just have them made with the holes a inch or two off from stock to lower it.

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 Post subject: Re: Leaf spring mount woes
 Post Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:11 am 
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Why you gonna lower that shit? Heck if anything I thought about adding a leveling kit to mine but I'm probbely just gonna leave it as is Boogers and shit!!

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 Post subject: Re: Leaf spring mount woes
 Post Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:20 pm 
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because it's 2 wheel drive. and seeing as it gets driven daily and will be doing tow rig duty I want all the mileage I can get, lifting it makes it worse not better. Not to mention I think it's retarded to lift a 2wd truck. I am doing a leveling kit...just leveling the rear to match the front.

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 Post subject: Re: Leaf spring mount woes
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but why not leave it at stock level?

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 Post subject: Re: Leaf spring mount woes
 Post Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 10:58 pm 
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Because I can't leave anything alone. If I'm going to drive it on a daily basis I'm going to personalize it to suit me. I like the look of lowered full size trucks, and ya don't see many if any lowered diesel trucks. My plans are actually to lower the rear 3-4 inches, cut the hitch off and weld it with supports in the center of the frame rails, with the reciever behind the license plate. Maybe one of these days I'd like it to be a dually...or just find a rust free truck to swap the drivetrain into.

Another option I suppose would be to cut the hangers off the 96 cummins that is at take a part...but I'll probably just talk to Topper about it, and add another project to the Get Bent portfolio.

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 Post subject: Re: Leaf spring mount woes
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keep in mind spring compression when you lower it... my W250 would squat about 3-4 inches with a car trailer hooked on.

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