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Springs - what we need to know and Jeep Lean

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I had about a 1 1/2 inch droop on my drivers side. Added a 2 in longer shackle until I can get the spring reached this winter. Running Holbrook Longleafs
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If I remember, some have switched the springs and had good luck in correcton. Others have switched the springs with no change.

The frame pivots (welded) at the front so it is easy to have a little twist in the frame from rivets moving. There used to be a video of raising two opposing corners and then two heavy guys with beer jumping up and down on the other corners.

I don't remember what corners are raised. Anyone know?
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To add to the spring history.   On one old set of mine there is a channel down the center of the springs. This reduced the friction of the springs and made for easier riding and more reliance on the shock absorbers. In the early years, the springs were the shock absorber.

This was expensive manufacturing for the channel so it was stopped, maybe eliminated after the war. Metallurgy advancements may have made it unneeded?
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