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post #1 of 8 Old 04-09-2010, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
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Leaf Spring shifted

My LR Bottom Leaf (short one) has shifted and no longer straight Can I adjust them by just loosen the U bolt Nut and straighten them out or do I need to Jack the Jeep.

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post #2 of 8 Old 04-09-2010, 06:45 PM
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I'd use a block of wood and a hammer and try to knock it back inline. If it's shifted way out of place I'd get a new center bolt and U bolts pull the pack and redo it.
Actually if it was me I'd call BDS and have them send me my free replacement spring pack and u bolts.

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post #3 of 8 Old 04-09-2010, 07:01 PM
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post #4 of 8 Old 06-02-2010, 09:18 PM
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What causes them to shift?

Both sides in the rear of my Jeep did this. I noticed it today. I've only had it on the road a week so the leafs are new. I know I torqued them to specs and used thread lock on the ubolt nuts so I'm sure they haven't loosened up.

I used a hammer and had no trouble getting them back in line. I was going to start a new thread but did a search and found this thread.

I would like to know the cause and the proper fix. Maybe add an extra wrap that includes the lowest, shortest leaf?
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post #5 of 8 Old 06-02-2010, 09:54 PM
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its all in how you define a "problem." mine are often out of line front and rear as ive modified the clamps to allow maximum leaf freedom. if there are no adverse effects then is it really something to fuss over and spend time on.
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post #6 of 8 Old 06-02-2010, 10:17 PM
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I can tell you mine shift too. I really don't think too much of it.
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post #7 of 8 Old 06-03-2010, 03:56 AM
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Okay, thanks. I'll try not to worry about it.

It's probably due to not having a rear track bar and doing some wheeling this past weekend. At one point I had one rear tire on a rock and the other in the air.
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post #8 of 8 Old 06-03-2010, 05:15 AM
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My Black Diamond springs have a small leaf on the bottom that is only held in by the spring pin and the spring plate. They tend to shift due to the flexing the springs. I usually just get a hammer and knock them straight.


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