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    Default Nissan Hardbody Suspension

    So i know, or it appears, that the Nissan's leaf springs sag very quickly.
    My trokkie's leaf springs sagged a while ago (when i bought it, i noticed it being sagged already).

    Today, the right-side snapped - just to the front of half-way.

    Metal fatigue?
    Or because the shackles are slightly bigger now (to allow for a body lift of around maybe 30mm)

    Looks like these are going to Saayman's later today.
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    Default Re: Nissan Hardbody Suspension

    The damper, leafspring or torsionbar??

    Regardless, is must have taken some serious beating to snap...don't you think?
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    Default Re: Nissan Hardbody Suspension

    Quote Originally Posted by swakop_toe View Post
    Regardless, is must have taken some serious beating to snap...don't you think?
    When you install extended shackles to "lift" your vehicle, you are always going to put more pressure on the leaf springs than they were designed for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swakop_toe View Post
    The damper, leafspring or torsionbar??

    Regardless, is must have taken some serious beating to snap...don't you think?
    Well, they appeared very sagged since i bought bakkie - and the heaviest i had it loaded was one a weekend trip
    Fishing gear, camping gear which is not heavy, 100L chest freezer only 1/4 filled with braai stuff (hoped for fish to come back).
    So no... not quite the beating

    Quote Originally Posted by gavpike View Post
    When you install extended shackles to "lift" your vehicle, you are always going to put more pressure on the leaf springs than they were designed for.
    This was always my concern. But i know too little about the topic and the dynamics of it to have made a call.

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    Default Re: Nissan Hardbody Suspension

    18 years old and badly overloaded at some stage is my guess.
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    Default Re: Nissan Hardbody Suspension

    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    18 years old and badly overloaded at some stage is my guess.
    more than likely.
    it was on my plan to do in Sept only (school holidays and all).
    Alas, the spring lords had other ideas for me haha
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