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Old 04-01-2017, 07:51 PM   #1
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Rubber Suspension Springs

Everyone talks about wetbolts and sleeves, but I haven't heard much mention of the "Rubber Suspension Spring" that is in located between the two leaf springs. I was checking the leaf spring area and noticed the RSS was severely cracked and separating from the metal shackle. I called MorRyed and asked about the shackle, they said it should be replaced. I had sent pictures for reference to what I was describing. The rubber section looked like a worn out set of motor mounts. So, I just thought I would send this in for everyone to take note on the RSS as well as the leafs, bolts and sleeves. Oh yes, when I had the RSS replaced, I had them check the brakes and re-do the bearings, being that everything was torn apart. A little labor savings.
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Old 04-01-2017, 08:09 PM   #2
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I had a shear spring failure a few years back myself. Shear springs always have minor cracks in them ... there is a service guide that tells what to look for and how to measure. After owning fivers with the MorRyde shear springs and the Dexter EZ-Flex ... I personally prefer the EZ-Flex. Part of the reason is since the MorRyde sticks down farther, I felt the need for the X-Factor cross member. I experienced no difference in ride as far as things staying put inside. Here's a link to my old post with photos.
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Old 04-02-2017, 05:29 AM   #3
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Same thing here last year. I always check mine when lubing the wet bolts.
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Old 04-02-2017, 10:35 AM   #4
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Wow, your RSS look like the ones I replaced. Thanks for the slide show.
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Old 04-02-2017, 10:46 AM   #5
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One never knows when a shear spring will tear or separate, so take heed and inspect some time. I do it when we arrive back in florida...so every six months. Have a new one in the passthrough to replace my streetside shear which has an 1.5 inch tear and I'll do this next week. What's life if you are never under your montana?
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