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DZM89 05-13-2013 11:11 AM

Broken leaf spring
 
I have a 2000 ram 1500 sport 4x4. The bracket holding the leaf spring to the shackle broke in half the other day. I've been told by a few people i can just weld it back to the shackle but I'm not convinced that a weld will hold up for very long if at all.

Anybody had similar issues?

Is it worth welding or should i just replace the whole thing?

Warlock III 05-13-2013 03:48 PM

Front or rear?

When I got my truck the brackets in the rear were non-existent and the springs had ripped the bed off the frame.

http://ramforumz.com/picture.php?alb...pictureid=1894

I burned the rivets out in the rear frame hangers and just replaced them.

DZM89 05-13-2013 04:41 PM

the rear, whats the risk of driving on it for a week or so till i can fix it?

Warlock III 05-13-2013 05:59 PM

If it's hitting the bed you're going to have a lump.

It's not a real difficult/long job.


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