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One of my rear springs seems to keep coming out of the socket at the top. The bottom is fixed in place but the top normally locates in the bracket on the chassis. Twice now, after off road sessions, I've found it partially out of the top fitting.
I've got standard length shocks on so there shouldn't be any 'dislocation' going on.
Any ideas why it's doing it?
I guess that the deCarbon shocks are slightly longer than standard then or my springs have compressed - at least on the left side as that is the only side this has happened.
Any suggestions as to the simplest way to stop it happening? Jubilee clips round the top of the spring to the chassis hanger - or is that just going to knacker the retaining plate at the bottom of the spring?
The simple fix is to buy some relocation cones and bolt them on. Alternatively you could make some for the bottom of the spring by replacing the retainer plate with a 3 sided pyramid of angle iron or bar and fixing the top of the spring by making retainer bar.
Relocation cones are cheap enough, these are good... (not sure why they show 4 in the picture as you only need 2, obviously).
Or you can use these for "extreme" articulation...
All these methods allow the sprint to dislocate, giving you maximum travel, but make sure that the spring relocates correctly afterwards. The extreme one is only need if your spring is likely to dislocate past the end of the cone... don't think you'll have that problem.
2 big jubilee clips will be fine to stop them coming out.
if you intend fitting longer shocks (plus 2") and the 'dislocation' starts to get a bit silly - then you are best doing some form of relocation device.
I copied Matthews system - weld a small pyramid out of rebar/1"box/1" tube to the bottom spring mount and then retain the top of the spring with a couple of bits of 6mm plate and nuts+bolts.
edited to add: dont leave a reply on your screen for 3 hours whilst you get on with work and then press post - as someone like the dave will get in before you with the same reply.....
Another bloody dent...
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