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:mack1: i am replacing the rear springs on my B61, I got a spare set when i got my truck. Now the Question, the ones that are on it have a short set of helpers on them that go to the front hanger, the ones that i am putting on does not but are a lot heavier than the ones coming off, Would that cause a problem later on, it does have a dump on it and i am going to use it too, it is a single axle ex tractor with a short dump box on it, also are the round bushings for the hanger bolts still available

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depend on the rate of the spring. the tickness of them and their lenght. better with your old set system because you're riding on less spring when unloaded. with the new one you can get the same strenght but when unloaded does your truck need to be that stiff??

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:mack1: i am replacing the rear springs on my B61, I got a spare set when i got my truck. Now the Question, the ones that are on it have a short set of helpers on them that go to the front hanger, the ones that i am putting on does not but are a lot heavier than the ones coming off, Would that cause a problem later on, it does have a dump on it and i am going to use it too, it is a single axle ex tractor with a short dump box on it, also are the round bushings for the hanger bolts still available

The springs that are currently installed on the truck were specific to tractor usage. I would assume the torque link to the front spring hanger is to limit axle wrap, or walk in tractor usage, as all of the cargo weight is not on the suspension, but I am not quite sure. The second set of springs you mention are for platform type truck usage, ie strait truck where the cargo weight is all on the trucks suspension. I have both styles and I'm familiar with both.

Rob

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I had my spring pack rebushed, no big problem. Cheap if I recall now and came with pin.

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