Like most things in the automotive world, removing and installing leaf springs is simple in theory, but can be difficult in practice. So watch these videos, set aside an afternoon, and keep your band-aids and favorite cuss words nearby. Until you get your new leaf springs on, it will be a bumpy ride. Removing Leaf […]
Tools You’ll Need When Improving Your Car
(Note: We may earn a commission on purchases made through links.) If you’re like everybody else, you’re really not working on your ride. You’re fixing it. Also known as improving. And whenever we fix anything, let’s face it, we are really taking something apart. Sockets and End Wrenches So the first tools on your list […]
Changing Coil Springs? Always Use A Coil Spring Compressor
A Few Tips For Installing Front Coil Springs
How To Fix Squeaking Leaf Springs
You’ve just spent some time installing your new set of Leaf Springs and you’re ready for a cold one. But when you push on the bumper, you hear a squeak! This makes you stop and think: Did I order the springs with the mouse option? Boy, I sure hope not. Is my rubber ducky stuck […]
Finishing Your Spring Install
You just installed your springs, but hold on! Make sure you finish the job right!
Installing New Springs Is Like Putting On New Shoes
It’s easy to take a worn part out. Not as easy to put a fresh part in. You know how, when you put on your old pair of shoes, your foot just slides right into them, but then you get a new pair and you may have to use a shoe horn, or maybe a […]
Vibrations After Installing New Springs?
When a car’s springs sag over time, other parts get worn down too. Installing new springs with old hardware may cause vibrations in these parts. This is why it’s important to use fresh attaching parts when installing new springs. After replacing old springs, it is not uncommon for vibrations to appear. Unless you specify otherwise, […]
Which Direction Should Leaf Springs Be Bowed?
Leaf springs do their job whether they’re smiling or frowning. Some do their job with a completely flat expression. They all do their job well, if that was how the manufacturer designed it. A question we get asked many times is what way should my leaf springs be bowed on my vehicle? Should it be […]
When To Replace Your Springs
If your vehicle rides OK, sits OK, and the leaves and coils look OK, then your springs are OK. If you want to change your stance or ride quality, or if a spring is broken in any way, it’s time to replace your springs. Give us a call and we’ll be glad to help.
Get Your U-Bolt Torque Right
Torque is more than the force required to open a beer bottle. The proper torque will keep your leaf spring from breaking. Use your manufacturer’s torque specs when tightening your U-bolts, or use our recommendations. U-bolts provide the clamping force required to hold leaf springs to the axle and the right torque is very important. […]
Installing Model A Leaf Springs
Model A springs need to be stretched around six inches before you’ll be able to install them into your vehicle. Rear Model A springs whether used on an original Model A, a street rod, or a restomod, can be a bugger to install. Not in the car, typical eye to eye length’s around 39 to […]
How To Readjust Tip Inserts Into Place
Sometimes tip inserts get whacked out of place during delivery. Here’s how to fix it with a screwdriver. Unfortunately, every now and then when leaf springs shipped through FedEx or UPS get banged around the tip inserts at the end of the spring can come out of the holes. To put them back in place, […]
Always Use Coil Spring Compressors When Installing Coil Springs
Whenever you are changing coil springs, especially the front springs, always use a coil spring compressor. Never try changing springs without a compressor. You will get hurt. For coils used on struts, use the compressor that grabs the coils on the outside. For non-strut coils, use the compressor that goes inside the spring. Need a […]
How Easy Changing Leaf Springs Really Is
You’ve seen our leaf spring removal and reinstallation videos, but those are polished and edited for brevity. When you work on your springs yourself, you may find things don’t always go as smooth at the textbooks. This One Minute Monday is two minutes long to make a point.
How To Reinstall A Rear Leaf Spring
Watch as Mike explains the steps for how to install rear leaf springs. Start by putting in the front eye bolt. Do not tighten! Then attach the shackle again. Do not tighten! Raise the spring to the axle. Make sure the center bolt is in the hole. Install new U-bolts. Again, do not tighten. Reinstall […]
How To Remove A Leaf Spring
Block the tires! We don’t want to roll Raise the vehicle Place jack stands under the axle, both for safety and to keep the axle in place Remove the tire Remove the shock Remove the U-bolts Remove the rear shackle Remove the front eye bolt Voila! The spring will be in your hand.
So You Installed Some New Springs
What to do with your fresh spring installation
Removing Bushings in Leaf Spring Eyes
How should I remove my old spring eye bushings?
My New Coil Springs Are Falling Out, Is This Normal?
My mechanic says the new coil springs must not be right because the old ones were much more difficult to take out. Is this so?
Camaro Rear Height: Will New Springs Settle?
I ordered some springs but they don’t seem to be quite like the original. Why is this?
Camaro Wheels Rubbing Due To Sagging Springs
I heard that springs never wear out, but my Camaro is rubbing at the wheel wells.
Why We Don’t Pre-Band Coil Springs
Can you compress the coil springs before you ship them?
How Much Will Springs Settle?
How much will springs settle shortly after installing? Learn how to judge your new spring installation by knowing exactly what to expect from a freshly manufactured set from EATON Springs.
Should I purchase new U-Bolts?
How Important Is The Spring Saddle?
How should I fix my straight axle bump steer?
Why Are Spring Eye Bushings Wider Than The Spring?
The bushings are wider than the spring. Why is this?
I’m torquing my spring’s U-Bolt to factory specs but it’s crushing my axle pads. Is this right?
How To Remove Bushings
I tried burning out my bushings and it didn’t seem to work. I didn’t ruin my springs did I? How should I continue?
Can I Use Rear Springs On The Front Of My Vehicle?
I installed rear springs at the front of my vehicle. It seems to be fine. Is there something I’m missing?