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:
2008 Red QC PW G56. No lift yet, stock size tires. It pulls a 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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