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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Nov 5th, 17, 03:45 PM Thread Starter
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Weld on Plates instead of Leaf spring Pads

Hey guys,

So basically the pads keep popping out after a few months and Im getting really tired of having to replace them, Talked to the leaf spring guys and they said to have metal plates welded in place in order to fix it, Horsepower problems are so much fun haha

Has anybody else ran into this problem? The rear end eats them up pretty badly and they look like abused pastrami when they come out haha

I was going to have a shop weld them in place this week for me, just looking for some input/feedback
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Nov 5th, 17, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Weld on Plates instead of Leaf spring Pads

There is the pad sticking out, happens on both sides too
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Nov 5th, 17, 03:57 PM
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Re: Weld on Plates instead of Leaf spring Pads

You need to add a steel spacer under the pad. You have
very little to no compression on the spring stack. Shock
plate should not be tight to the spring mount.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Nov 5th, 17, 04:01 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Weld on Plates instead of Leaf spring Pads

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You need to add a steel spacer under the pad. You have
very little to no compression on the spring stack. Shock
plate should not be tight to the spring mount.
Thats what I was going to do, have one welded on the top side of the rear end and get rid of the top pad
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