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Tractor Transporting Discussion Forum

Re: 3/4 ton springs in 1/2 ton.

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They are shorter because they have more arch in them, unless you are measuring spring length and not distance in a straight line from the eyes. You have to jack the weight off the current springs or put weight on the newer ones to compare the straight-line measurement, which is the important one. Also run a straight line between the eyes and measure to the top of the spring pack where it clamps to the axle, that will give you the difference in ride height.

Your half ton springs should give you 1500 or so pounds of weight capacity anyhow, you'll find it may ride a little rougher, but be more stable, with the heavier springs.

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