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    I did a brake job on the neighbors 1999 Durango. 122,585 miles. Not a off road truck. Light foot Lady driven hauling NO trailer, just 3 kids. Farm road the most off road it has ever been. I did a brake job on the front. While cleaning and adjusting the rear brakes I found both rear leaf springs shaped like this. WTF?

    I did advise her to think about something newer since I found quite a few items that are going to take them down the nickel and dime path real soon. Anyone else seen this on a Dodge?
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  • #2
    They are supposed to look like that. Check out some of the literature from 98 when durangos first came out.
    Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
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    1998 Mustang GT https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...ix-to-4sixzero
    1983 Mustang GT 545/552/302/Turbo302 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
    1973 F-250 BBF Turbo Truck http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...uck-conversion
    1986 Ford Ranger EFI 545/C6 https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...tooth-and-nail

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    • #3
      I love the sight of those locally.
      never sagging, big puffy tread.

      is the design intentional? I am sure part of it must be. Springs don't just do that.

      edit:
      I guess it is intentional.
      Barry Donovan
      No Life Outside BangShift.com
      Last edited by Barry Donovan; June 24, 2012, 07:27 PM.
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      • #4
        Oh come on that's nothing a propane torch and pry-bar couldn't fix........

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        • #5
          A cut down S-10 main leaf will fix that.
          My friend fixed his wrapped Cherokee XJ springs like that, worked great.

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          • #6
            pretty sure the durango was really marketed towards soccer moms and want a soft car ride, I mean thats usually all I see driving them. the front is transferring the load to the rear where nobody will feel it.

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            • #7
              From Allpar

              Rear Suspension System

              Though conventional in construction, using leaf springs and a solid axle, Durango's rear suspension uses S-shaped main leafs pioneered by Chrysler to provide desired handling characteristics. The unique shape contributes to overall handling precision that is unavailable without this feature. A tight toe specification for the rear axle housing contributes to handling precision by assuring that rear wheels maintain a toed-in attitude.
              Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
              1969 Galaxie 500 https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...69-galaxie-500
              1998 Mustang GT https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...ix-to-4sixzero
              1983 Mustang GT 545/552/302/Turbo302 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
              1973 F-250 BBF Turbo Truck http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...uck-conversion
              1986 Ford Ranger EFI 545/C6 https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...tooth-and-nail

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ChampTrucking View Post
                I did a brake job on the neighbors 1999 Durango. 122,585 miles. Not a off road truck. Light foot Lady driven hauling NO trailer, just 3 kids. Farm road the most off road it has ever been. I did a brake job on the front. While cleaning and adjusting the rear brakes I found both rear leaf springs shaped like this. WTF?

                I did advise her to think about something newer since I found quite a few items that are going to take them down the nickel and dime path real soon. Anyone else seen this on a Dodge?
                Where are the safety jack stands?
                My 98 springs have a slight curve also 238k miles & yes it's been off road
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