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Old 08-05-2011, 09:40 PM
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The only way to properly heat and change the spring length would be to apply even heat slowly, which is impossible with a torch. If I were to do this I would clamp the spring to the desired length, and then put it in an oven. Actually I would never heat my springs....it really is very dangerous...Heating and bending metal makes it very weak and sometimes even worse, brittle. I had a friend with a F150 with twin I beam suspension and he heated the I beams and bent them for alignment after a lift (he was too cheap to buy a proper kit). I warned him and afterwards he raved about how great it worked and how much money he saved....months later one of the I beams broke in half from a bump in the road.
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