Leaf spring reset

Submitted: Thursday, May 22, 2003 at 11:36
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Just after a bit of advice on resetting leaf springs. Have a Ford Courier that is sagging a bit in the back end. It gets loaded up fairly regularly with towing (boats/floats/trailer) and also camping gear. How much lift can I expect from a spring reset and what sort of dollars would I be looking at? Have had some fairly wild variations in quotes so far. Also wouldn't mind lifting the front end a little as well but should be able to do this with the torsion bars.
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Reply By: diamond(bendigo) - Thursday, May 22, 2003 at 13:40

Thursday, May 22, 2003 at 13:40
gday simon.
i get pedders to do all our leaf resets.
cost should be about $300-$350 with an extra leaf drive away no more to pay.
you should be able to get close enough to 2inch lift and 30mm lift in tortion barand wheel alignment.
www.pedders.com.au.
hope this helpslooking foward to september(landcruiser park/fraser island)
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Follow Up By: SimonIT - Thursday, May 22, 2003 at 16:58

Thursday, May 22, 2003 at 16:58
Thanks for that. How long should I expect my car to be off the road for?
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Follow Up By: diamond(bendigo) - Thursday, May 22, 2003 at 19:06

Thursday, May 22, 2003 at 19:06
if im doing it for a customer i ask the customer if i can have the car all day.
pedders usually take about 3-4hrs.
and when i get it back usually takes me about an hour to wind it up and do wheel alignment.
shouldnt be off road more than a day.looking foward to september(landcruiser park/fraser island)
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Reply By: Martin - Thursday, May 22, 2003 at 22:33

Thursday, May 22, 2003 at 22:33
the only satisfactory method of resetting springs is to have the springs rolled
any other method is unsatisfactory
causes uneven tensioning
does not last
heat is the worst possible way of resetting springs
I would not let my mother in law near a Pedders outlet
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Follow Up By: SimonIT - Friday, May 23, 2003 at 12:12

Friday, May 23, 2003 at 12:12
Spoke to our local Pedders agent and for what it's worth, he said they don't heat them - they do it cold. I don't know if he's any different to the others.
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Follow Up By: diamond(bendigo) - Friday, May 23, 2003 at 12:49

Friday, May 23, 2003 at 12:49
yes your right there simon.
pedders well the one i use dont heat them eitherlooking foward to september(landcruiser park/fraser island)
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