Add a leaf in fiberglass leaf spring

Add a leaf in fiberglass leaf spring

Postby doublebass [OP] » June 12th 2017, 4:51pm

Hello , is it possible add a leaf in fiberglass springs leaf? Thanks
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Re: Add a leaf in fiberglass leaf spring

Postby astroracer » June 13th 2017, 10:58am

No. There is no where to put an additional leaf. Besides the tendency for a steel leaf to eat into the 'glass one, It's just not practical.
If you need some additional height look into the helper coil over springs that fit over the standard shocks.
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Re: Add a leaf in fiberglass leaf spring

Postby doublebass [OP] » June 13th 2017, 12:24pm

Thank you , like a spring coil in the shock absorber or a coil under the leaf spring?!
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Re: Add a leaf in fiberglass leaf spring

Postby Coaster » June 13th 2017, 12:58pm

i have bags. the bags are awesome. the sensa trac coil over shocks do nothing, i tried that first. they do make groaning noises though as the spring moves on the shock body so if you are into that then hey. i still have mine under there and they still do nothing but moan and groan
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Re: Add a leaf in fiberglass leaf spring

Postby Mmusicman » June 13th 2017, 3:15pm

Coaster wrote:i have bags. the bags are awesome..

I'd be curious to see a photo of the setup
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Re: Add a leaf in fiberglass leaf spring

Postby doublebass [OP] » June 13th 2017, 3:19pm

Hey thank you , bags ? Like air bags?
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Re: Add a leaf in fiberglass leaf spring

Postby doublebass [OP] » June 13th 2017, 3:24pm

Or I buy a air shocks
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Re: Add a leaf in fiberglass leaf spring

Postby AstroWill » June 13th 2017, 4:57pm

Might want to describe your issue a little more. Is it sagging while empty, or only when overloaded?

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Re: Add a leaf in fiberglass leaf spring

Postby doublebass [OP] » June 13th 2017, 7:12pm

Okay , when is empty , thank you
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Re: Add a leaf in fiberglass leaf spring

Postby doublebass [OP] » June 13th 2017, 7:14pm

It's very low
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Re: Add a leaf in fiberglass leaf spring

Postby doublebass [OP] » June 13th 2017, 7:21pm

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Re: Add a leaf in fiberglass leaf spring

Postby Coaster » July 2nd 2017, 10:53pm

Mmusicman wrote:
Coaster wrote:i have bags. the bags are awesome..

I'd be curious to see a photo of the setup


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Re: Add a leaf in fiberglass leaf spring

Postby markmitch » July 2nd 2017, 11:44pm

Go to a auto salvage yard and buy the complete rear leaf spring set up from a newer (98 or so on up) Astro/Safari van. They are steel multi leafs but you have to get all the brackets too. That is my plan for my 89 in the future.
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Re: Add a leaf in fiberglass leaf spring

Postby dramey » July 3rd 2017, 1:05am

My 1997 has steel rear leaf springs from the factory.
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Re: Add a leaf in fiberglass leaf spring

Postby Coaster » July 3rd 2017, 1:47am

all 96+ came with steel. very late 95 had steel. early 95 has glass.
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Re: Add a leaf in fiberglass leaf spring

Postby markmitch » July 3rd 2017, 2:17am

Yeah I wasn't sure when they started as I have never owned a 2nd gen van. So thanks for filling that in guys!
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Re: Add a leaf in fiberglass leaf spring

Postby smokinjoe » July 5th 2017, 4:10am

I clamped on add a leafs to my glass ones for a short while but its a bad idea.

Then I just got junkyard steel springs from a newer van and put them on. BUT they are not symmetrical so if you install them the wrong way the wheel is too far forward.

Besides that they are easy to swap and it worked great.
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Re: Add a leaf in fiberglass leaf spring

Postby doublebass [OP] » July 14th 2017, 7:57am

Thanks guys
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