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Old 04-18-2016, 07:03 PM   #11
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Pictures of the after the leaf spring break. Really wasn't to bad . One of the pins have a straight knurl on the pin. Make it hard to get out without cutting it apart. Fun times at the camp site. I will be better prepared for next time. Planning to replace the other side and all the shalks and pins.
Thinking about rhinoliner the tear in the fender well. Any thoughts on a new fender well.
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Old 04-18-2016, 07:13 PM   #12
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ohhh..exciting in a bad way! I hade two leaves break in the pack on a double axle trailer that was brand new. One pivoted out far enough to slice up a tire on the way out of town. AAA put on my spare but neither of us noticed the broken leaf presenting a knife edge...the second tire was sliced in 30 seconds! I spent the night on a small cross street to the interstate in the middle of nowhere and got a lot of help from the emergency road service StarCraft provided with the new trailer. They handled finding a shop, having someone come out the next morning, getting a new spring and mounting two new tires. It was painlessly painful. So it does happen, and from the corrosion, had happened some time ago, perhaps during delivery even. Clue--not all the tires were matching when I bought the trailer....
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Old 04-19-2016, 09:02 AM   #13
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Not that uncommon at all when you have a good amount of weight on a spring that has an issue already in it. Have had to replace many sets in trucks i have worked on over the years.
With a light duty SUV like the jeep you have, yes you should do the pair!
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Old 04-19-2016, 09:09 AM   #14
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Thats the Nice feature about "Liteflex" springs they "Give a Visual Warning" before they fail and No Rust! Youroo!!
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Old 04-19-2016, 06:03 PM   #15
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Youroo thanks for the tip will check into the Liteflex springs. I bought the only spring I could find on a Sunday morning. Was Thankful to get the part. But knew it was cheap and wouldn't last.
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