Did something fall off my X?

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Did something fall off my X?

Postby mstevey » Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:56 pm

Driving around last week, I heard a loud clanging sound as something hit the pavement and bounced. I wasn't sure if it came off my truck or not. Truck did not seem to behave any differently. Then I noticed that on take off from a standing start it would torque over slightly to one side. It didn't do this before the clanging sound. Then this morning I heard another clanging sound on my way to work. The strange torque-over on take off has now gone away.

Anyone know what's going on here? Does the 2nd gen X have spring stiffeners that maybe fell out one at a time? I looked at the leaf springs and they seem fine.
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Re: Did something fall off my X?

Postby BigRed44 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:49 am

no spring stiffeners from the factory. Where did the sound come from (i am assuming the back because you were looked at the leaves). I would check sway bar end links, or even a cracked leaf. Any other things in the rear end would have been a big fail and you'd notice them immediately.
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Re: Did something fall off my X?

Postby Drizit » Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:12 pm

Check your shock bolts for fun.
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Re: Did something fall off my X?

Postby the x kid » Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:18 am

Breaks feel okay? Someone here lost a caliper bolt while driving.


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Re: Did something fall off my X?

Postby mstevey » Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:39 pm

Thanks for the feedback guys. Brakes are good. Sound came from the back...it was the sounds of something bouncing down the road after it (presumably) fell off my truck.

The back end is definitely too soft. It bottoms out way to easily if I go over a bump to quickly.
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Re: Did something fall off my X?

Postby BigRed44 » Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:29 pm

Ok from the back i'd check your springs for a crack. i'd also check the sway bar mount points and end links. and to be thorough i would check your ubolts that go around the axle from the springs i have heard of them snapping.
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Re: Did something fall off my X?

Postby mstevey » Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:26 pm

Ok upon closer inspection I broken leaf springs. Same thing both sides. The section of the the leaf that's second from the bottom snapped off forward of the axle. The section rearward of the axle is still there which explains why I didn't see it the first time I looked. So I need two new leaf springs. Is this a DIY job?

Since I'm replacing them should I be looking at something in the aftermarket that's a bit better/stronger?
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Re: Did something fall off my X?

Postby Morpheus » Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:18 pm

You can buy a whole spring pack and install yourself, but you could also just go to a local spring shop and have them replace the broken leaf.
You should also check the shocks. The reason the leaf springs sometimes break is that the shocks are blown and cause the springs to over-work themselves.
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Re: Did something fall off my X?

Postby mstevey » Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:23 pm

I didn't know there were still spring shops. I thought they were all gone. I'm in Georgetown. Are there any near me that you know of?
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Re: Did something fall off my X?

Postby Drizit » Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:22 am

mstevey wrote:I didn't know there were still spring shops. I thought they were all gone. I'm in Georgetown. Are there any near me that you know of?
Should be lots, the Comercial truck industry uses lots of leaf springs.
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Re: Did something fall off my X?

Postby mstevey » Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:44 pm

Update: Job done.

1 new leaf per side installed.

Serpact Spring Service in Milton
$540
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Re: Did something fall off my X?

Postby the x kid » Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:08 pm

Hope thats taxes in.


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Re: Did something fall off my X?

Postby Bow_Tied » Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:03 pm

Nice - did you go with stock ride height?
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Re: Did something fall off my X?

Postby mstevey » Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:17 pm

Yes, I went stock. Didn't even occur to me to take the opportunity to jack her up a bit. I'd like another couple of inches of lift over and above stock.
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Re: Did something fall off my X?

Postby Adam » Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:45 pm

Oh well, can always do an add a leaf now that the ubolts are fresh. Or a set of shackles. And a set of 33's. Oh wait, that's how it starts :P
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Re: Did something fall off my X?

Postby mstevey » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:31 am

That's what I'm afraid of!!
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Re: Did something fall off my X?

Postby Bow_Tied » Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:46 pm

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Re: Did something fall off my X?

Postby mstevey » Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:20 pm

What would be the best most cost effective way to achieve a 2" lift?
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Re: Did something fall off my X?

Postby Bow_Tied » Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:31 pm

Do you mean a body lift? Or are you only meaning a suspension lift?
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Re: Did something fall off my X?

Postby BigRed44 » Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:18 pm

on a Gen 2 a suspension lift. spacer and shackle lift.
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