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Old 11-06-2019, 01:57 PM   #1
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Default Spring Prep

Just got a new rear spring fir the 31. It is in raw steel. Any special prep, other than painting, required before installation ?
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Old 11-06-2019, 02:02 PM   #2
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If you go to A-Springs.com, click on any spring you will see a link to a prep guide.
Clean and de-grease first.
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Old 11-06-2019, 08:13 PM   #3
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I read "Spring Prep" and thought, huh, winter will soon be upon us. Joke's on me. ;-)
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Old 11-08-2019, 08:01 AM   #4
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Solvent clean, spray with gloss black paint and install spring covers wet with 140 gear oil.
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Old 11-08-2019, 08:25 AM   #5
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I use grease between the leaf. Ive been thinking about adding gaiters to keep the grease clean.
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Old 11-08-2019, 03:32 PM   #6
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I put new springs on my 30 CCPU last fall and there are two important things that should be done to achieve the smoothest ride possible. First, the springs should be taken apart and the sharp edges at the ends of each leaf should be rounded off so they don't dig into the surface of the leaf below. Second, the surfaces of the leafs that come into contact with each other (top of lower leaf and bottom of upper leaf) should be painted with a graphite based paint like "Slip Plate" or "EZ-Slide" to ensure good spring movement. Then re-assemble the spring, wipe off any excess graphite paint with kerocene, then paint with a good spray paint. I know this sounds like a lot of work, but you'll really enjoy the smooth ride.
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Old 11-08-2019, 04:08 PM   #7
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I just want to add use extreme caution with that rear spring,you can't always relay on that center bolt holding it together.I would chain it or large c clamp it before you are ready to install it.
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Old 11-08-2019, 04:48 PM   #8
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The more lube on the spring leaves, the more you're relying on good working shocks for the smooth ride. Some friction is part of the equation.
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