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Old 10-23-2003, 04:22   #1 (permalink)
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resetting leafs

yeh hey guys.
a while ago i read a thread bout some guy wanting to lower his car. now some ppl said that it was better to reset the leaf springs in the rear rather than using lowering blocks.

now can anyone tell me what the deal is with resetting cos this is the first time i heard this term and i have no idea what it means...

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Old 10-23-2003, 05:43   #2 (permalink)
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Re: resetting leafs

I assume you have ute or wagon with leaf springs. If so places like WA Suspension can reset leaf springs. They put them in an oven and change the shape and spring rates.
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Old 10-23-2003, 07:05   #3 (permalink)
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These are probably the most experienced people in WA http://www.westraliasprings.com.au/about.html
whoever you get make sure its a hot reset in an oven or furnace. Not cold resetting with a press (i.e just bending).
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Old 10-24-2003, 15:44   #4 (permalink)
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Re: resetting leafs

It's worth contacting Colin Johnson at Malaga Springs & Suspension.
He really knows his stuff, and I found them to be alot cheaper than WA Suspensions. You should drive past and have a yak with him about your setup, he's a really friendly and helpful guy.
Oh ..... forget the lowering blocks right now - if you want the car to handle and look good - reset the springs.
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Old 11-20-2003, 22:37   #5 (permalink)
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Re: resetting leafs

Ditto to everything everyone said. A year ago some old guy in a camry pulled out in front of my xc gxl and i had to slam the anchors on to avoid hitting them. Anyway, i stopped so hard i broke one of the leafs and had to get them fixed right away. The place that fixed them rest tham as well. Before he did, he asked if i wanted to lower the car at the same time. Being only 18 at the time i said 'of course'.
When i got the car back, it looked great. The wheels sat nicely in the gaurds a couple inches and looked real cool!!! Another advantage is that now (with two new rear shockers, i went the whole hog) the car is really firm at the back when the road is a bit bumpy. I love it.
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