Leaf spring question......

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Leaf spring question......

Post by TwinStick » Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:58 am

How do they get the measurement from center eye to center eye ? With the vehicle loaded or unloaded ? I am trying to figure out that measurement on my camper but am confused. 2016 Dexter 3500lb single axle, 5 on 4.5" bolt pattern. While on the camper it is measuring 26" exactly center eye to center eye, yet the only leaf springs avail that I can find are either 25 1/4" or 27" center eye to center eye. I am guessing there is not some new or special leaf spring that is just for this camper ? They make them as cheap as possible, so I'm guessing they would use the most commonly avail (most inexpensive) leafs & nothing special ?

Thanks for the help.

EDIT: Upon further investigation, it seems that there ARE 26" eye to eye leaf springs available, I was just not looking in the right spot I guess. This must be them:

https://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Suspen ... 51275.html

Another NOTE: :doh: Every 26" leaf spring I found is made in china :doh:
In WNY State. 2008 Red QC PW G56. No lift yet, stock size tires. It pulls an 18' 2016 Starcraft AR One Extreme, 3500 lbs.
Load Pro 35 helper springs. 2015 A.R.E. MX Series custom cap. PCP front diff cover protector. Mag-Hytec 6 qt rear diff cover. K&N replacement air filter only. Dual grounded throttle body. Winch TPC bypass. Fab Four rear bumper. DURA BAK lined rocker protection. And a bunch of new front end stuff.

G-56 Gear ratios: 1st) 6.29:1 2nd) 3.48:1 3rd) 2.10:1 4th) 1.38:1 5th) 1.0:1 6th) 0.79:1 Rev 6.29:1 --- = 78.01613:1 Crawl Ratio
-------------------------5.94:1--------3.28:1-------1.98:1-------1.31:1-------1.0:1-------0.74:1-----5.42:1 ---- = 73.675:1
545RFE----------------3.0:1---------1.67:1--------1.0:1--------0.75:1-------0.67:1------------------3.0:1 -------=37.21:1

2013+ 32.47 crawl ratio...............Can you see the trend ??????????????

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Re: Leaf spring question......

Post by DamageWagon » Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:30 am

I'm rusty on this but when I had my Deavers made I believe they took a string and laid it across the top leaf and went from eye to eye so it wouldn't matter if T was flat or arched. It was the total length of the spring was flat. I think that's how they did it but I'm not positive.

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