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spring thingy on the rear axle

Post by Timosaki on Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:19 pm

I'm planning on flipping my rear axle this weekend, but can anyone tell me what this spring and its appendages are?
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Re: spring thingy on the rear axle

Post by PFM on Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:30 pm

Boing! Time for bed, said Zebedee. Brake load compensator, methinks.

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Re: spring thingy on the rear axle

Post by Timosaki on Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:32 pm

Ah, so it is sort of important to get in back in the correct position.

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Post by PFM on Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:15 pm

I wouldn't worry about it - unless you might need a MOT in the future.... Very Happy

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Re: spring thingy on the rear axle

Post by Timosaki on Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:20 pm

Heheheh, yeah, probably...

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Re: spring thingy on the rear axle

Post by xxemaphorr on Sat Oct 18, 2014 9:20 am

or just swap it for a t piece? Bound to be someone who someone who disagrees with that idea on the grounds of the rear brakes being over keen but they're only drums after all! You could just put a brake bias controller in if you weren't regularly changing the weight of your van with heavy loads.

On the axle flip plan, please please please take some photos so I can see how it goes! I'm guessing some notching will be needed?
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Re: spring thingy on the rear axle

Post by HighlyJetted on Sat Oct 18, 2014 9:58 am

Changing the LSPV for a T piece is an MOT failure Sad

If it wasn't, I would do it every time!

I do find it a bit worrying that someone who is going to seriously hack up their hijets rear suspension, doesn't understand a common brake system component.

But we all have to learn somewhere.
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Re: spring thingy on the rear axle

Post by Timosaki on Sat Oct 18, 2014 10:13 am

Don't worry, the new lspv mount will be lower on the axle. As much lower as axle goes up towards the bed

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Re: spring thingy on the rear axle

Post by xxemaphorr on Sat Oct 18, 2014 11:41 am

that's a good reason not to put a t piece in then! Is it just because it has leaf springs?
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Re: spring thingy on the rear axle

Post by Timosaki on Sat Oct 18, 2014 11:50 am

Measured and measured, and decided not to go for axle flip. I am changing the spring package instead. Flipping the top spring, and removing the middle one. I will have less load capacity, but all i ever haul is bike stuff. Pictures will come later

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Re: spring thingy on the rear axle

Post by xxemaphorr on Sat Oct 18, 2014 12:03 pm

Too much braking on the front and this might happen....

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Re: spring thingy on the rear axle

Post by Timosaki on Sat Oct 18, 2014 12:08 pm

:-)

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Post by HighlyJetted on Sat Oct 18, 2014 2:06 pm

xxemaphorr wrote:that's a good reason not to put a t piece in then! Is it just because it has leaf springs?

Any vehicle that was factory fitted with an lspv must have one on the MOT test.

The tester will know it should have one due to the pair of pipes that go along the floor of the van, and the single line to the rear axle.

But if you re-plumbed the whole system you could make it appear to have never had one.
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Re: spring thingy on the rear axle

Post by oldie on Sun Oct 19, 2014 6:08 am

xxemaphorr wrote:Too much braking on the front and this might happen....




COOL .......but I'd have a set of 'Wheelie Bars' on the front lol! .

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Re: spring thingy on the rear axle

Post by Timosaki on Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:21 am

The workshop for today:
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The original and reworked springs
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Hooray for a couple of seized bolts. Took about 3 hours for the complete job.
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And the new stance. I kind of like it.
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But the front bumper has come up a few cm since the back was lowered. I'm thinking about adding a lip of some sort
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The front is now 8,5cm lower and the back about 9,5cm lower.

I made a new mount for the lspv, 9,5cm lower than the original. Not made a photo of this yet.

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Re: spring thingy on the rear axle

Post by scotia on Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:51 am

looks good Smile
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Re: spring thingy on the rear axle

Post by Timosaki on Sun Oct 19, 2014 11:14 am

Thanks!

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