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Old 10-11-2019, 10:56 AM   #1
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Class C Hellwig overload springs

What is proper settings for hellwig overload springs? I seen I someplace on this forum but sure can't find now. Thanks
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Old 10-12-2019, 07:19 AM   #2
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Not sure if there is anything on this forum, but I used this when setting mine up.
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Old 10-12-2019, 09:24 PM   #3
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If memory serves me right, if you set the gap at 3 inches is provides 2,750 pounds of extra support, and at 2 inches you get 3500 pounds of support.
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Old 10-13-2019, 11:11 AM   #4
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Thanks for replies. To jaythedj, your settings did show on your reply. To kraken, is the gap between overload and regular springs and that front and back are equal? Thanks
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Old 10-21-2019, 09:51 PM   #5
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You'll get a lot of debate on the front versus back clearance on the springs. If you look at where the Hellwig shackle contacts the Ford spring, it is a mere couple inches from the front of the Ford spring, but if you look at the back, you see the shackle is much more toward about 1/3 from the rear. That's where all the lifting occurs, in the back. The reason it's set up this way is the center of the Hellwig is not centered at the center of the Ford spring. You can do the front if you want, but it's not counterbalancing anything, because the Hellwig is stabilized with with those two large shackles in the middle. On some Hellwigs, it is proper to do both the front and back if the Hellwig is centered at the center of the stock spring. It's interesting that Hellwig sells springs that have no left leaves at all, just right leaves with the two big shackles holding it in the middle. If you want go ahead and do the front, I just did the rear and set it at 3 inches, but I wish I had gone to 2 inches. Maybe will do next spring.
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Old 10-21-2019, 11:38 PM   #6
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Get a ratcheting box wrench to make the adjustment job easier. Mine were 7/8”” but check before you buy. Lowe’s sells individual wrenches for $20. Worth every penny. Good luck.

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Old 10-22-2019, 07:00 AM   #7
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Thanks for replies

I ended up taking coach to a spring shop. Truck springs are what they do. He looked at mine (I took it fuel,water, and loaded for 2500 mile trip full) and he leave as they are. Coach sits perfectly level. My hellwigs are different front to rear and different side to side. So at this point, I'm doing just that. Thanks to all replies.
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