Learn how to replace rusty leaf springs, shackles, and leaf spring mounting brackets in your truck or suv. I also show how to replace leaf spring bushings and remove the rust and undercoat the frame of your vehicle. We lift the truck in the process by using Chevy/Dodge lowering shackles which fit the Ford Ranger/Mazda B-Series trucks.
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Hey Chris, thanks for this. Really helped me with replacing the rear shackles and brackets on my Ford Ranger. Quick question: Are the bushings for the front part of the leaf spring the same size as the rear? I'm going to replace my front brackets next and I'm anticipating needing new bushings and bolts. Your video doesn't show as much detail for the front as it does for the rear. Hoping you can help me out! Thanks in advance.
Why am i here? Been there, done that. If anyone wants to haul some extra weight, you can add a leaf or two while doing this with some longer ubolts and making a longer i bolt for it. It'll make it ride like a brick, sit high in the back but it'll pack a load better. Also, I've broke more ubolts than I've saved, good idea to have them on hand if it's your only transportation.
Do not operate the angle grinder without a face shield and safety glasses... Especially for cutting, he was grinding here luckily, but still, the attachment he used lets metal springs fly out and it can be a dangerous projectile.
That Mazda/Ranger should be the official "ChrisFix Shop Truck"! Winter road salt is really tough on vehicles here in NJ, PA and NY. How about some videos on Fluid Film or winter care for your car and truck?? Enjoying your vids.
Hi Chris! I accidentally peel off the undercoat on my truck with my powerwasher. I am going to undercoat it the same way you did here BUT I don’t have any rust there. Do i still need the rust performer you used before the undercoat spray?
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Excellent video Chris, but rubberized undercoat tends to get brittle and lift off in time actually capturing water under it. If one has fabrication skills a backing plate for the inside of the rear spring mount might be a good idea. The job did come out really nice though.
I replaced my shackles in my 4x4 bronze ranger with aftermarket ones and instead of lifting my vehicle the full 3in it was supposed to it lifted the rear about a half in and just compressed my leaf springs to the point that they invert when parking on inclines or off roaring. Are my leafs bad? Replace them or add a leaf? Or is this just something that can happen with aftermarket parts?
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