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Unread 08-26-2013, 10:14 AM   #1
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Rear spring rebuild centering pin questions

I'm rebuilding my rear springs after having the centering pin shearing on the trail a few weeks ago. I reassembled the springs and realigned the centering holes. This shows where I am currently in the rebuild (I know the centering pin is upside down but it was the easiest way to get the leafs aligned):

My question is to clarify whether or not I should bore out the hole in the spring plate attached to the axle (yellow circle) to match the size of the centering pin head (red circle)? Is there anything else I need to consider in putting everything back together?


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Unread 08-26-2013, 10:30 AM   #2
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I would use a grinder on the head of the centering pin to match the size of the spring perch. Pins are much easier to replace than the perch. I've done it before, a bench grinder makes quick work of it.
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Unread 08-26-2013, 02:25 PM   #3
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Use a c-clamp to hold the pacs together and flip the center bolt around. X2 on the bench grinder for re sizing the locating dowell.
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