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Old September 15th, 2005, 05:41 PM
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Front spring retainers, where?

My Racho's are too long for the front. Anyone recall who sells the front spring retainers?
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Old September 15th, 2005, 06:12 PM
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My Racho's are too long for the front. Anyone recall who sells the front spring retainers?
Try John C at http://www.4x4ag.com/html/suspension.htm
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Old September 15th, 2005, 09:02 PM
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If you want upper spring retainers too, just go with some heavy duty hose clamps. Put a couple on each side. You may have to replace them every once in a while, but $0.50 each is a lot cheaper than buying some real spring retainers, there'll just be a little work involved.
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Expedition Exchange sells great spring retainers. If you haven't already done so you'd need to remove the shock cone from on top of the front spring seat.
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Go to the hardware store and pick up some bar stock & bolts.... then make your own for a couple bucks!!!!
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Old September 16th, 2005, 08:26 AM
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Did that on the rears - kept coming loose.
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Red Locktite and Nylock nuts or lock washers.
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I know what Art is saying, mine come loose too, I think I am going to try hammering the end down around the spring. My problem is not the bolts get loose but the spring rotates and get's loose.
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Old September 16th, 2005, 09:10 PM
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Does anyone have any idea how much force would be needed to keep the spring seated?

Reason I ask is... what about something like a hose clamp only much heavier duty?
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Hose clamps work fine, you might break them here and there, but they're cheap to replace so it's no big deal. Just use a few of them on each spring.
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