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Old 08-28-2008, 11:36 AM
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I received my Red Leaf Springs today courtesy of RC4WD Thanks again Mike.



These were designed in mind for the Trail Finder truck. I dont have that kit unfortunately but, I plan on testing these out on my Jeep and whatever other truck I may build. I need to find some shackles again. Since I sold my other leaf truck to a friend .
Id have to say these are much softer then the stock High Lift Springs even after they have been broke in. Do not try to bend these when you get them, they will bend right at the bottom mount holes and may break Once you get them mounted I dont see any problems . These should help out a bunch with articulation
Any questions just ask. Need measurements? Ill try to help.

And please feel free to post your reviews here as well.
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Old 08-28-2008, 11:45 AM
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hope i get mine soon.. i got the tracking number should be here today or tomorrow.
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I sent RC4WD a message through this web site (I think the message is called a PM). But I haven't heard anything yet... So what do I do?? Thanks,

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gots mine to. they look pretty sweet..



the red looks sharp


I will get this thing running by the weekend and give them a good thrashing.
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i've got mine and there on the back of my 6x6 to replace the old bruiser leafs, the new leafs feel much softer than the worn in bruiser leafs but still firm enough to support a rig.
They also have good spring back as i've sat here compressing them completely flat on and off for a while and they always return to there shape
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little more testing I will have bash photos here in a couple hours i think my radio or ESC took a dump on me so I have to figure that out now.
these things made a huge difference in flex I am basically sitting at full drop now with leave springs I like that. now if they will survive driving I would say they are a winner... My big suggestion is if you sell these include at least 2 helper springs I think they will be needed to keep the spring alive AA++ so far though

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before: on the RTI ramp pretty meager at best


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lowered ride height as well

and that is some killer drop out from a leave sprung truck

for the record the original springs were semi leaves and the truck is under sprung, I was running the complete spring pack from a semi main leave and 2 helpers. with the rc4wd spring I just have main leave I am gonna test as is but I fell if they survive I will add 2 350 helpers.. unless rc4wd makes some helpers in this material.. these springs are also allot longer then what I had before so that should also make a increase in flex
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Nice Matt Doubled the ramp score. Makes me want to put these on the Yota if I had the chassis for it I was never happy with the stock leaf performance no matter how I worked them.
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It's been a week, hopefully mine will arrive soon, I'm dying to try them out!!
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Nice Matt Doubled the ramp score. Makes me want to put these on the Yota if I had the chassis for it I was never happy with the stock leaf performance no matter how I worked them.
yeah pretty happy about that and they held up well in testing so far.. like most leaf spring it is time that kills them they seem to get weak after a few runs and then snap... these do seem to come back very well

some action shots video is uploading I beat on them pretty good.. lots of binding and hopping.. they still look pretty good shape wise. I am gonna add the helpers for sure now one spring is starting to tweak a little as I expected but not to bad for what I did to them...





you can see the one spring has a little tweak to it now.
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I'm not going to get mine for awile, it my fault because I didn't email the rite place. I'm so jealous!!

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some video of the abuse.. popped front and rear drive shafts testing..

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I am gonna add the helpers for sure now one spring is starting to tweak a little as I expected but not to bad for what I did to them...
agreed, i added some to mine after a little drive around and it stiffens them up to a nice strength
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Got mine today, thanks Rc4WD!!!

I'll stick them on tomorrow. Have you guys used all of the helpers or just the little one?I'm worried they will be too weak on their own. I'm thinking the larger one of the two will do nicely......
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