Front spring leaf curve ?

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Front spring leaf curve ?

Postby BlakeNZ » Tue Dec 15, 2020 5:59 pm

Hi. My 1984 LN65 (so diesel) hilux has pretty flat FRONT leaf springs. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what they should be like, or at what point to replace them? One of them is about dead flat, the other is a very slight "W" shape :(

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Re: Front spring leaf curve ?

Postby Ant » Thu Dec 17, 2020 8:55 am

Flat is not the end of the world and I would think that it was pretty normal for an older ute but would suggest looking at replacements soon if they are getting inverted or 'W' shaped.
you could just get some second hand ones as new replacements are usually quite expensive.
or you can get your old ones reset at a spring shop. I have done this on a few of my 4wds with good results and if you are loading up the tray or towing then they can add an extra spring to the pack - this will stiffen up the ride a bit though and reset leaves do sag quicker than new ones.
Try "archers auto springs". I have used them to reset my leaves on my hilux and two of my jeeps.
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Re: Front spring leaf curve ?

Postby BlakeNZ » Fri Dec 18, 2020 10:59 pm

Thanks for that, Ant.
here's the reply from Autosprings..
We may be able to reset the springs and add an extra leaf it all depends on
the condition of the springs (won't know that until we pull them apart)
For reset with 1 extra leaf in each approx. $ 280 for the pair + G.S.T etc
(assumes springs are in good condition)
Cheers.

Personally I'm not sure I want an extra leaf in my front springs.

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