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I noticed my tire angled out at the bottom and the spring looks bent. It the same on both sides. I guess its time to replace the springs.I was just wondering if anybody else has noticed theirs.
 

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I've notice it bottoming out more and more and this past weekend I put my spare tire back on and it was bottoming out on small jumps.I'm assuming the tire looks like that because of the spring sagging.
 

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yeah mine doesnt look like that.
Has it always looked like this?
Is your spring centered around the shock body? (meaning is the spring coil the same distance on all sides)
Are the threads crossed on your preload adjusters?
Have you checked for any bent parts?
I just noticed the spring this past weekend.The spring seems to be centered at the top and bottom its almost touching the shock in the middle.I've never adjusted the preload and I can't see anything bent other than the spring.
 

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I would shoot Alex a message...he mentioned a while back that the OEM coils were not good quality. Do you happen to strap the back down when transporting it? I wonder if the springs are fatigued from being compressed for periods of time??? Just a thought.....I almost wish mine started doing that because it would be a perfect reason to have Alex set me up with his dual spring setup :smile:
I don't pull the rear down,I pull it forward against the front of my trailer. I priced some new springs and that told me that they are probably not good quality.( their pretty inexpensive). I'll probably get Alex to do my rears this winter.
 

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So your ride height is less without changing the adjustment? and no bent parts? no leaking?
If so, possibly your spring has gone soft.
My ride height is lower. my arms are almost horizontal. I do run 2"spacers and that along with the way I ride has probably taken a toll on the springs.
 

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I would put 1/2" Of preload in it and see what it does. You should have roughly 5 3/8" shaft showing at ride height.
Alex, could these springs hurt the shocks?
 

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I can replace the factory spring with higher quality for $300
Are these springs oem spec or would they be a heavier spring?
 

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OEM spring rate. If you want something heavier to handle the the extra weight that's no problem but you'll probably want me to go into the rear rebound as it won't like a heavier spring
Sometime after christmas I"ll get you do my shocks and we can figure the springs out.
 
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