Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Bloomingdale, Il
Leaf Spring Cushion Thickness
Can anyone tell me how thick a spring cushion for a 12-bolt rearend using 5-leaf springs should be? I have a set of "supposedly" NOS pads. They are about 1/2" thick?? Does this sound right....The 5-leaf spring is about 1 5/16" thick. Now add 1" for both the rubber cushions and the total thickness is about 2 5/16". The spring perch is only about 1 7/8" deep. Do I just "Crank em down" expecting the rubber pads to compact almost 1/2"? Is the shock plate even supposed to make contact with the spring perch when everything is torqued up? Could these be Mono-leaf cushions? Are there different cushions for 4 leaf vs 5 leaf?
I know that this has been covered here before, but I can't find it! It seems that it is going to be one of those days.....something in the ol' brain goes "pffsssst", and nothing makes sense!!
HELP!! Any insight at this point would be greatly appreciated.....Jb
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Last edited by Johnny B; May 15th, 07 at 08:31 AM.