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leaf spring removeable

Post by Mikes87max » Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:29 pm

Well I notice that the rear of my MM sits way to high in the rear I'm just wondering if I mono leaf it would that help level things out. Its not like I can use my truck as a truck anyway so I'm not really worried about payload
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Re: leaf spring removeable

Post by 300D50 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 3:40 am

I'd use blocks instead, but that's just me...
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Re: leaf spring removeable

Post by LethalEthan » Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:49 pm

You can pull the middle leaf for an alright drop. Blocks also will work and won't soften the ride like pulling a leaf will. Factory normally the rear is 2in higher than the front.
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Re: leaf spring removeable

Post by LethalEthan » Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:49 pm

You can pull the middle leaf for an alright drop. Blocks also will work and won't soften the ride like pulling a leaf will. Factory normally the rear is 2in higher than the front.
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Re: leaf spring removeable

Post by Mikes87max » Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:34 am

I've 3in blocks in the back and the front 2in drop spindles with cut springs
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Re: leaf spring removeable

Post by LethalEthan » Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:59 pm

If you already have the blocks then id pull a leaf vs. going with bigger blocks. Do you still have the brake valve on the rear axle? If so you'll probably need to remove it or cut a hole in the bed for it.
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Re: leaf spring removeable

Post by Mikes87max » Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:13 am

Bed floor what bed floor LOL that's been cut out I do have monster c notches I just hate the way It looks with the rear still high in the air
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Re: leaf spring removeable

Post by noahwins » Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:11 pm

I was sketched out about lowering blocks (don't want the truck to ride on stilts, basically). I found these no-names lowering leafs on eBay and they work well, the only issue was the width of the front and rear eyes are about 1/4" too narrow but if you make some rubber shim/spacers, they fit snug. Also, you have to knock out the sleeve on the rear eye because the inner diameter is too narrow. Everything else fits. Need longer u-bolts, too.

It's as advertised, about a 3" drop, rides good, looks good, nothing too extreme. The springs have no bend to them in an unloaded bed.

Remember to adjust the spring loaded proportioning valve after lowering the rear or else the front/rear brake bias will be screwed up.

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Re: leaf spring removeable

Post by 4g63mightymax » Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:53 pm

Hmm, those look just like the lowered S10 leaf springs that I have. I wonder how S10 springs compare to Mightymax / Ram 50. If they are similar, I would love to throw the lowered leaf springs in, instead of blocks. I really have nothing against blocks, but lowered springs done properly is appealing.
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Re: leaf spring removeable

Post by noahwins » Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:17 pm

I'd bet $1 they're the same springs.
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Re: leaf spring removeable

Post by 4g63mightymax » Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:32 am

Well, I will measure them and report back. It would be a win for the mightymax community if S10 crap bolts on. :)
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Re: leaf spring removeable

Post by Mikes87max » Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:18 pm

Well I do know with little mod dime spindleswill fit a mm
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Re: leaf spring removeable

Post by 92laserturbo » Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:04 am

Jeremy, did you ever go out and measure those s10 leaf springs and compare them to the mighty max stuff??
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Re: leaf spring removeable

Post by 4g63mightymax » Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:57 am

Wow - I sure didn't. I'm terrible. I still have the springs, but I no longer have my truck for comparison!
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Re: leaf spring removeable

Post by 92laserturbo » Tue Mar 31, 2015 1:33 am

well im in the middle of planning phase 2 of my truck, and im trying to settle on suspension. i will post tomorrow what the leaf springs of the mighty max are if you would be so kind as to measure those s10 springs?!

I cant believe you actually sold the truck!! do you miss it yet? i sold the 4g out of mine yesterday and im swapping it in a fwd talon for a kid.... lame i know, but its growing an extra set of cylinders and another 350 cubic inches.
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