Ome load upgrade 400kg-600kg

Submitted: Friday, May 15, 2015 at 06:56
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Does anyone know if to upgrade from a 400kg leaf pack to a 600kg pack you just add a leaf?? Also can you keep using the same shackles and u bolts and locating pin etc?? it's on a 07 Troopy. Cheers
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Friday, May 15, 2015 at 09:42

Friday, May 15, 2015 at 09:42
Yes, that is exactly what I did on the 79series about 8 years ago. ARB will sell you the 3rd leaf down. Pretty cheap. And the centre bolts should still be long enough to take the extra leaf.
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Follow Up By: chopa - Friday, May 15, 2015 at 18:50

Friday, May 15, 2015 at 18:50
Yeh thanks for that mate, it's a 78 series but same deal, it's strange because I keep hearing the same thing that I can but some of the threads are flush with the nuts already or 3mm extra so I don't know how a 8-10 mm leaf will fit in there unless the extra leaf they add is thinner?? Do you know ?
I've had so many problems with a arb shop in syd sending the wrong parts and forgetting parts they have already sent the wrong shackles once (sent square ones) who knows maybe they sent the wrong length oval ones to start with....? Hard to find people that just know there stuff real well these days.
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Friday, May 15, 2015 at 22:52

Friday, May 15, 2015 at 22:52
Sorry to hear you've had the odd drama - It was all good when I did mine. The guy at ARB knew all about it, they had the extra leaf in stock at Regency park. The 79 and 78's have the same leaf springs. 76 were shorter.

The centre bolt is the single 10mm one that holds the spring pack together. They are the ones that are usually long enough for the extra leaf. If your U-bolts aren't long enough, you'll need new ones - about $16 each last time I bought a set. I was pretty lucky to have a spring manufacturer nearby so could pop in and get them.
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Reply By: Slow one - Friday, May 15, 2015 at 15:52

Friday, May 15, 2015 at 15:52
Chopa, if the vehicle has done a bit of work it is good practice to replace the u-bolts and nuts, shackles can be inspected for wear.
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Follow Up By: chopa - Friday, May 15, 2015 at 18:54

Friday, May 15, 2015 at 18:54
Hey mate, it's a new kit I am heading to Simpson dessert and surrounds and should of done better calculations to start with with the weight. The thread on some are already flush or 3mm left so maybe they sent me the wrong u bolts to start with... It wouldn't be the first time or second for that matter they have done that to me.
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