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jccatt
05-13-2011, 04:10 AM
If you add a leaf to your rear springs chances are the stock spring clamps will be toast. So make your own out of brackets from the local hardware store.

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4.3LXJ
05-13-2011, 11:56 AM
You might find that clamp slipping up the pack. You can weld it to the end of any leaf with a tack weld. Ask your local welding shop about the stick to do it with. I have done it and it works slick. Here the brand is Alstate Super 275. Not sure what it would be down under.

xj4life2
05-13-2011, 11:59 AM
They also make a fold over style clamp that works Alot better . It actually clamps around the entire spring and are real inexpensive

jccatt
05-13-2011, 05:31 PM
We used to use stuff called bandit strap when I was a sparky. Stainless steel with a buckle. I think that would work.

Metlic53
07-23-2011, 03:31 PM
i gotta make some of these, my add a leaf keeps coming loose and rubbing the tires

jccatt
07-24-2011, 05:59 PM
They are doing a good job. Havent sliped to much.

dagr8tim
10-03-2011, 09:07 PM
They also make a fold over style clamp that works Alot better . It actually clamps around the entire spring and are real inexpensive

They are less than $2 a pop retail. I bought afew because I didn't think RC provided me with enough. The ones I bought were the same exact as the ones that came with my RC kit.

steph74
10-04-2011, 03:54 PM
question is where do you get them ? because I looked all over he place and had to order mine online for much more money

and Jccatt, this looks nice and just make me even more regretfull that I have not your skills...

dagr8tim
10-04-2011, 07:23 PM
question is where do you get them ? because I looked all over he place and had to order mine online for much more money

and Jccatt, this looks nice and just make me even more regretfull that I have not your skills...

I found them locally (columbus, ohio) at a commercial truck spring shop. XJ leaf's are 2.5". Any 2.5 clamp *should* work.

DETOURS
10-05-2011, 07:29 PM
You could also say howdy to your local famer and do it like he would, with bailing wire! :rolleyes:

tjbuggie
10-07-2011, 07:32 AM
nice cheap fab, might have to do this, seeing tha I have a set of those brackets in my tool box.

Bmikes93
12-18-2012, 08:12 PM
That's a nice solution!! I just went and got a set of 6 clamps that payless4x was talking about for under 12 bucks, but before I went and got those, this would have been a nice solution :)