How to Replace Leaf Springs and Lift your Truck

How to Replace Leaf Springs and Lift your Truck

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  1. I hope you guys are ready for what I have been working on… It's going to be an epic next few months. That's all I gotta say about that.
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  2. Thanks Chris, all your wonderful job is great and your videos as well, I have learned a lot of stuff from you my friend.

  3. I've been thinking about lifting my little kia sorento… Idk why, just seems like it would be a little more intimidating.

  4. Chris, did wire wheel the and spray paint the brake drums along with the shocks and the rest of the suspension? Im assuming you didn't undercoat the suspension. Thanks for the content! You're videos are helping to keep my old salt-air corroded 4runner on the road!

  5. Chris you shouldn't prompt use of wire wheel not designed for the angle grinder because of some of the people without the experience with them cause they could turn it wrong and put their self. I know when I was young I learned the hard way. A whole chord broke off and shot into my arm leg and part of my face I was like 12.

  6. Frankly, I think that rustoleum "rust reformer" is a scam. Real rust reformer is a phosphoric acid solution and doesn't instantly turn rust black, and it doesn't change color at all to non-rust. Even the Harbor Freight rust reformer appears to me to actually perform a chemical change to rust. I wouldn't be surprised at all if the rustoleum stuff is just their black paint in a different can.

  7. yes the nos tank is very important to fixing your leaf spring. that's why he has it on the side, gotta keep the most important part on the side

  8. Chris, 1. Great video 2. I suggest not jacking up your breaker bar bc you’ll damage it. 3. Use a heavier jack other than a 2.5 ton, your truck weighs over 5,000 pounds. I’d say a 3 ton jack is ok. 2.5 is pushing it a little

  9. One thing to mention is that when you change the shackle length, all else being the same, the pinion angle will be affected which could be a problem in some cases.

  10. WOW wish my Holden Commodore Ute was that easy. I have coil springs as well as independent rear suspension. I got rid of the lowering kit because the car was way to low (the previous owner lowered it giving it a 4 1/2 inch ground clearance front and rear) making it a total pain on uneven ground and being so low often removed the front plastic bumper on driveways. I not only changed the springs and shocks I put in nolathane bushes and camber kits which has improved tire wear. By the way the last time I worked on a car with leaf springs was over 30 years ago which was my 1981 Ford Fairlane while doing a shocky change and service. πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚

  11. So has anyone tried this and has minimal mechanical experience? I have this same problem and want to do it over Christmas break since I’ll be home from college.

  12. Is it recommended to replace both leaf springs at the same time, or can you replace the broken side and leave the other?

  13. I had a 92 mazda b22 and i had both leaf spring mounts rusted out like this before it was totalled. I should check this out on the 06 ranger I got now.. and undercoat it.

  14. Love your vids …..just watch some of your old ones and i must say i prefer your old style …more mellow ways haha…. But great vids as always 😁

  15. A little spray of "Rust cure formula 3000" once or twice a year, will greatly slow rust down. The best is of course POR-15 but that stuff is much harder to work with (you need a respirator and not a cheap mask). Thanks Chris for the video.

  16. Great video man. Thanks heaps. Bit radom but it wa huge help in understanding how my truck suspension works to get it all sorted before lifting it.

  17. I like listening to you.
    You don't have obnoxious music in the background and don't think you're a comedian.The sound of the tools is music enough.

  18. I used to take my truck leaf springs to the shop to get rearched, I was told some factory installed springs are trash ….. Try and buy good tempered leaf springs …. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

  19. Dude… THANK YOU for this video!! Easy to understand, beautiful camera angles showing parts clearly, and not insanely long. Truly, magnificent!
    Now, I am off to fix my own leaf springs!

  20. Do you have Twitter because there is an account on Twitter of you and I keep replying to things on there but I don't know if that's you

  21. hi chrisfix so if you would like to help me with a mini bike the was made in 1989 that would be cool cuz it has rust it does not go that fast and there is a problem where i can not accelerate faster than it use to if you would like to help just comment on my yt at nickdeninja32 thx

  22. shackles are installed with closed section forward tho so i think you put them on wrong. your open section was forward…

  23. Great video! I'll send a picture for when I do mine. I'm happy your truck's leaf spring issue was the exact same as mine. The bracket broke from rust and the bushing went through the metal on my truck bed.

  24. Chris, first a question and then a comment. First, can you post a link to the longer length nitrile gloves you use? Second, I’m a life long home mechanic since my first truck when I was a junior in high school. But I got lazy as a. Use professional and stopped doing lots of work, like brakes, that I always used to do. Your channel has inspired me both because of your positive attitude and the step by step details you include. So I’ve recently done front and rear brakes on my wife’s Jeep Wrangler and my Ram 3500 mega cab truck, enjoyed the work and probably save $700 – $800 over dealer and repair shop pricing. So thanks.

  25. I have a 1993 Ford Ranger XLT 2 wheel drive , great little truck just had transmission rebuilt 86,000 original miles one owner.
    I have to replace driver side rear leaf spring forward bracket tomorrow. Do I have to take the bed off to replace bracket or is there an easier way?

  26. Outstanding video. I'll be doing this job on my 02 Tacoma this weekend. Now I have the confidence to know I CAN do it myself and can come back to this video if I go off the rails. Thanks a lot guys. SUBSCRIBED!

  27. Used to have an old 87 ranger. This would have been useful when I snapped the leafspring… oh well. It was a good beater truck while it lasted.

  28. Thanks for the guide, I'm currently doing the same but I had the front left mount to collapse.Β  Replacing all 4.Β  The front requires the full tank to be moved to get to the back on the frame to install the bolts.

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