LEAF SPRING LENGHS ALLWHEEL VS 2 WHEEL DRIVE

LEAF SPRING LENGHS ALLWHEEL VS 2 WHEEL DRIVE

Postby kanatuna97 [OP] » October 12th 2012, 10:07am

I was told today 2 wheel drive drive rear leafs are longer true or not can i still make them fit my 1995 allwheel drive. :bouncy: :confused:
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Re: LEAF SPRING LENGHS ALLWHEEL VS 2 WHEEL DRIVE

Postby Lumpy » October 12th 2012, 2:35pm

Never heard of any differences. To my knowledge, all year leafs fit each other. Plenty of people here have replaced leafs. Never heard of anybody needing to find a special length because of RWD vs AWD.


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Postby icebrrg3rdicebrrg3rd is online! » October 12th 2012, 3:04pm

Even shorties vs. extended = same leafs! Heck, even S-10 leafs will fit (rotated front to back, of course)

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Re: LEAF SPRING LENGHS ALLWHEEL VS 2 WHEEL DRIVE

Postby smokinjoe » October 12th 2012, 3:20pm

The easy way to find out is to go to a website (or call) a reputable spring seller like stengel bros and see if they list diff part #s for AWD as opposed to 2WD. I replaced mine (2wd) and believe the junkyard gave me ones off an awd. No issues.
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Re: LEAF SPRING LENGHS ALLWHEEL VS 2 WHEEL DRIVE

Postby icebrrg3rdicebrrg3rd is online! » October 12th 2012, 3:27pm

Altho there may be different #'s for the springs, it may just be for their ratings and # of leafs. But all the mounting points are in the same location. NOTE: Different front mounts between steel & fiberglass leafs. Does your '95 have fiberglass or steel leafs? '95s could have either.

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Re: LEAF SPRING LENGHS ALLWHEEL VS 2 WHEEL DRIVE

Postby kanatuna97 [OP] » October 13th 2012, 12:06am

Thanks all im running the fiberglass ones now but want to get the metal ones,the guy at the leaf spring shop wanted to get some leafs in from a 2 wheel drive,according to him the need to shorten them for mine.
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Re: LEAF SPRING LENGHS ALLWHEEL VS 2 WHEEL DRIVE

Postby Lumpy » October 13th 2012, 1:01am

kanatuna97 wrote:Thanks all im running the fiberglass ones now but want to get the metal ones,the guy at the leaf spring shop wanted to get some leafs in from a 2 wheel drive,according to him the need to shorten them for mine.


There's no shortening needed. I'd think hard about that spring shop guy.

If you're considering replacing glass with steel, I highly recommend you spend a few nights and a few pots of coffee reading the threads about doing exactly that. I have one. There are a couple of others. It's not simple plug and play. You need some brackets and parts which are no longer made. There's some measuring and guessing and re-engineering and fabricating and wonkulating.

One thing you'll have to do is drop the fuel tank to remove the bolts on the front leaf hanger, RIGHT side. Then you'll need leaf hangers made for steel springs, your existing hangers won't work.

Then there's choice of springs. There's a LOT of choices. They all require a little different approach, little bit different parts.

Not difficult, but not a simple bolt on.


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Re: LEAF SPRING LENGHS ALLWHEEL VS 2 WHEEL DRIVE

Postby kanatuna97 [OP] » October 13th 2012, 5:17am

Trust me i know ,just repeated what i was told,ive been studying these van hard.this is number 5 i never learn
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