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post #1 of 10 Old 08-26-2012, 12:43 PM Thread Starter
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Any Ideas? Leaf Spring Pushed Up Against Frame

Don't have a cro bar handy or anything to get some leverage. Which might be an awful idea anyway. I jacked it up hoping it'd come down, he put some negative force on it... It seems stuck pretty well. Suspension travel seems maxed like it doesn't want to let it go.
Let me know if there is a smart way to do this. TIA!

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post #2 of 10 Old 08-26-2012, 01:23 PM
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Your leaf is bent. It may be stuck in place now. I'd say use ratchet straps, strap your spring around the frame to hold it. Do the same to the shackle. Then maybe try getting the bolt out or cutting it. The one that holds the leafs to the shackle.

Edit: what the hell did you hit.
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post #3 of 10 Old 08-26-2012, 02:03 PM
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When you get it figured out, grab yourself a set of boomerang shackles to prevent this from happening again

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post #4 of 10 Old 08-26-2012, 02:23 PM
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Had this happen to me a few months ago. I fixed mine with a pry bar and it didnt fling out or anything. Seems like it will but mine didnt. So if you end up finding one or find something similar (hefty shovel IDK) it should come down with some love. BTW my leaf wasn't bent so you might be in luck.
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post #5 of 10 Old 08-26-2012, 03:12 PM Thread Starter
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Caught the edge of the river bank pretty hard. Looked softer.
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post #6 of 10 Old 08-26-2012, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the tips--ill take a hack at it and see what happens. Worst case i just replace em and throw boomerangs on.
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post #7 of 10 Old 08-26-2012, 06:43 PM
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throw a chain on it and pull against it is what i did. To solve the problem I bought a set of rockwells and am four linking it. Probably not the best choice to fix this problem but it is an option.
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post #8 of 10 Old 08-26-2012, 06:50 PM
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jack between the spring and the frame... keep clear cuz when it unloads the pressure its gonna move quick..

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post #9 of 10 Old 08-26-2012, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
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Managed to eventually get a good pry from the front with a crowbar while i had it jacked up. Popped right back into place, though like some of you mentioned slightly bent. I'm gonna let it flatten out a little go easy on her for a while. Eventually ill get new springs anyway. Thanks for the help
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post #10 of 10 Old 08-26-2012, 07:07 PM
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For a quick fix look into something like this may help you out some for not alot of money.
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