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Old 10-24-2007, 11:44 PM   #11
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Deaver springs

Deaver springs does custom springs for most of the off road racers...

They have done springs for Sportsmobile..

I've replaced the lift blocks on three of my trucks, It's a tremendous

difference.... I'ts best not to have the van level when unloaded... Make it

a little higher so when i'ts fully loaded it will be level. You also have less

axle wrap.


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Old 11-01-2007, 06:52 PM   #12
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I found out yesterday that SMB4x4 is going to a new spring vender. The '08's will be using ARB's leaf springs.

Hopefully it will fix the sag and old age squeek problem.

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Old 11-04-2007, 08:05 PM   #13
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remember! it is pretty normal for springs to sag after a while. the only way way is to re-bend them to original settings. to level the vehicle with lift blocks is an good idea but the spring steel is now softer and you get more axle travel which may make your shocks to short and you get a shockend knocking. if your vehicle is fitted with a loadsensing valve you may get under braking in the rear and while heavy braking you could spin of the road. air suspensions work offroad if fitted correctly! to fit a helperspring without a load leveling valve is useless because it makes the suspension harder and refitting an additional leaf has the same effect.
the only working solution is re bending to factory condition or fitting cellastosprings.
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Old 11-04-2007, 08:53 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by canyonclan

Do you have or anyone you know have Deaver leaf springs in their SMB? Since they are so close, I'm thinking about giving them a call. They seem to be the go-to folks for spring solutions.

Our SMB ride well, but it sags in the rear and I don't think we have that much of a load. If I put a moto back there, I'm worried of the added weight.

Don't have Deaver's on my SMB, but have them on the rear of the Bronco. So far (2.5 years old) they've held their shape well so far. I had one minor problem with my springs which was completely my fault, and they were very accomodating and provided very good customer support.


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