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if you have done the "helper spring" mod, please read this

i just picked up some dynachrome helper springs for my 06. i figured id give it a shot after reading the huge post about them here on CF. in the directions it shows 3 different ways of installing these. light, medium, and heavy load. i was just wondering what setting everyone used?? or if anyone toyed around with them to see which one works best. i could do it myself, but im lazy...lol. also, i dont haul anything to big. i dont tow alot either. i just have a little 8x10 trailer i pull my four wheeler on. it hardly sags the back end down at all. so i am looking mostly for performance. thanks in advance......

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I put a foreman 400 in the bed... and occasionally haul trailers. I have mine on the rear of the leaf spring on the medium setting. it also balances the stiffness nicely between front and rear since the lift.

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yeah, iv had my honda rincon on mine before. it hardly sagged down at all. i just usually put it on my trailer because it BARELY fits in the box. then you have to tie it in good so it dont fall off and lug around ramps. so i just pull it on a trailer...
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The mod discussed in the thread you're referring to was more for prevention of wheel hop due to twisting of the axel due to torque, acting more as a traction bar than as a helper spring (i.e. mounted in front of the axle and under the leaf spring.). I didn't use the supplied rivot when I installed mine. On the Titan Board, some members used the rivot and reported that the "hepler Spring" stayed in place better. I've not noticed any movement of mine, but then again the Frontier leaf springs are shorted than the Titan leaf springs. A

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i installed it the same way for traction and placed the rivet in the last hole toward the rear tire which i believe is the heavy setting. they are stable and i still swear by this mod. major improvement for the 6 speed.
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Yeah, I put mine on the heaviest setting. Let me tell you this mod made a HUUUUUGE different last time i was at firebird doing the 1/4 mile. The previous time, without the springs, I was axle hopping everywhere. This time, I just hit the gas and spun the tires, NO hopping (good thing!!!). Didn't help my times....but it was 100+F outside so.... Most people say it helps the handling as well....but I haven't really noticed that.

Definately good for the 6-speed...

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OK, I'm trying to get a handle on this in my mind...how does this affect flex if you put it under the leaf in front of the wheel? It will make the leaf not want to drop right?

I suppose if it's a 5 minute install I could always pull them off to go wheeling.
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I don't think they'd have a negative effect on your wheeling, they don't detract from ground clearance, and help traction.

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Mainrunr, no you put it ONTOP of the leaf, in front the of wheel....

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i thought you were supposed to put them on the bottom of the leaf...see pic
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