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Oh that reminds me, i was going to ask you what coil springs you're using in the front and what leaf packs you have in the rear. Your pictures on your page are very helpful but they're SOOOO SMALL!! got any high res pics?
Yea, that would. I really hate to switch to a auto - I LIKE my 5-speed - but ... getting to be a real pain. I got my Sport back this afternoon. I got extremely lucky. The clutch disk needed to be replaced - cracked disk hub and 'bout to loose a couple springs - and they found one place in Denver that actually had a whole kit. Summit's Centerforce won't ship 'til 2/6, Mitsu is 1 1/2 weeks out and even Carquest is over a week. Retail outlets all say the same thing - don't stock it because no one ever buys one.:-(
That's funny. I was talking to a buddy about dumping a TH400 or something like that into my Sport last Friday.
I don't remember on the coils but I have a PN#. I'll look that up and post it. If I remember correctly it's stock Ford 1/2 ton + 2.5" lift. They're fairly stiff, too. The guys at the shop still think I should replace those with a squishier set (better articulation) but I LIKE them where they are. Mine handles better than my X's 1999 Limited Sport on the road and since that's where it spends the majority of its time I don't have much incentive to change them.
Alcan in Grand Junction, CO does my leaf springs. There isn't a specific part number since they custom build the springs specifically for your vehicle.
The GOOD part is they have three different configurations now which have been tested - extensively <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> - so other than lift, the GVW when you're 'wheeling, and the t-case gears (1.92 stock or 2.85/3.15 from AU) there isn't much they need to know. They run about $450 a set with shipping and it includes a set of poly bushings. You'll need custom bolts for the front eyes which I can have made here (they're greasable, too). We don't use the Mitsu front eye bushings - switched to standard Toyota leaf bushings. Alcan and I spent 4 hours trying to find anything that would replace the formed in Mitsu bushing and just gave up.
The pack I have now is 8 leaves including a torque leaf to control axle wrap. Leafs are a combo of 6, 7 and 8mm. This design is very specific to my Sport and probably severe overkill for anyone else. The combo of a vehicle that weighs in at 6400 GVW on the trail, the insane tracaction on the slick rock in Moab with the Yoko Geolandars, the spring over in the back and the t-case (2.85) and diff (5.39) gearing was snaping the primary and secondary leafs faster than I could get them built.
If you do get a set built somewhere make sure they do the military wrap on the front eye. THAT has saved me from giant tow bills three times in the last two years.
I've got higher res pics. I'll put those up, too.