Radiator & Leaf Springs/Assister for my Daihatsu Hijet or Piaggio Porter?

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Radiator & Leaf Springs/Assister for my Daihatsu Hijet or Piaggio Porter?

Post by g149 on Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:08 pm

I'm looking for a Radiator & Leaf Springs (or Leaf Assister) for my Daihatsu Hijet Pickup 2005.  Radiators listed seem to be 1990s and don't go up to my late 2005 model. Piaggio Porter listed radiators are cheaper and my Daihatsu badged pickup is stamped Piaggio on the body.  So will a Porter radiator fit?  Likewise with leaf springs!  Also, I've heard of spring assisters - are they recommended.  Advice please. Thanks.

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Re: Radiator & Leaf Springs/Assister for my Daihatsu Hijet or Piaggio Porter?

Post by Woodie on Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:56 pm

I have got Radiators and leaf springs. Coil Springs Assister Kits for the rear leaf springs are expensive, when you can find them.

Easiest way is to take the top leaf from another pair of springs and angle grind the ends off and put the extra leaf under the top leaf obviously and bolt it together so that you you have a five leaf spring. The U bolts are just about long enough to cope with the extra thickness.
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