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    How To Build Leaf Springs

    Hello,

    Can anyone show me how to build there own leaf springs for a "Normal" ride height car or truck? Lots of pictures would help alot.

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    RE: How To Build Leaf Springs

    I'm keen to know too, I wonder if it would be cheaper to buy them allready made?
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    RE: How To Build Leaf Springs

    ORIGINAL: phmaximus

    I'm keen to know too, I wonder if it would be cheaper to buy them allready made?
    Typically, people who build their own make it from something like a small engine(lawn mower sized) recoil spring. The ends are heated red hot and are rolled into their circle shapes with a pair of needle nose pliers. since spring steel is very hard, if you want to drill any holes in it, you'll need a cobalt drill bit. That also means that to cut it, you need either cutters made for hardened steel or a rotary tool with an abrasive cut off wheel.

    IMO, you're better off buying pre-made leafs by Tamiya or rc4wd. They aren't terriblly expensive and they'll be identical.
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    RE: How To Build Leaf Springs

    Cheerz man, thats so cool to know.

    it that the same steel in say a holley electric choke?
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    RE: How To Build Leaf Springs


    ORIGINAL: phmaximus

    Cheerz man, thats so cool to know.

    it that the same steel in say a holley electric choke?
    could be

    check these out first, there 15 buck U.S a pair. and shipping is really fast, spend 50 or more and they give you a free basic light kit too
    http://www.asiatees.com/display.php?...id=51657&pid=1

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    RE: How To Build Leaf Springs

    whow..... Thats cheap
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    RE: How To Build Leaf Springs

    i got a lot of stuff for my little jeep from em, seem to be quality parts so far. there legit, shipping is decently priced and super fast for a over seas shop

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    RE: How To Build Leaf Springs

    The Tamiya springs seem to be prety poular with a lot of builders .
    The tamiya leaf spring stays are getting hard to find I heard ?

    Krazy Joe from the Rudeboyz is Building me a trailer , I happen to have the springs and mounts for it .
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