Go Back   TeamTalk > Maintenance Tips, How-tos and Refurbishing Topics > Trailers

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-24-2012, 01:24 PM
millpondkid millpondkid is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Boat: 84 mastercraft stars and stripes 351 with powerslot
Location: wisconsin
Posts: 127
84 ss trailer leaf spring

Quick question fellas. I have an 84 ss with the factory single axle trailer. This past spring I installed new tires the same size as recomended. After taking a few trips I noticed the outside wall was being rubbed by the fiberglass fenders. I'm guessing the spring has weakend and when I hit bumps its rubbing. Where can I find replacement springs? Thanks, matt
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-27-2012, 04:14 PM
memphis23's Avatar
memphis23 memphis23 is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Boat: 1988 190 prostar
Location: south
Posts: 216
Call these guys and see if there is a dealer near you. Very good product

http://www.eaglesuspensions.com/

make sure you get a good measurement from the eye to the center bolt not from eye to eye it is not as accurate
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-27-2012, 05:25 PM
nitro5238's Avatar
nitro5238 nitro5238 is offline
TT Regular
 
Join Date: May 2009
Boat: Mastercraft Prostar 190 1990 351W
Location: Lake Allatoona, Ga
Posts: 88
I got a pair at Northern Tool....they were about an inch shorter that the stock springs so when l installed them it actually raised up the frame of the trailer over an inch giving me more room from scraping my prop guard pulling out of my driveway. l believe they were about 40 bucks or so for the pair....one quick note...make sure you soak the bolts with some lube prior to trying to remove them as this was the most time consuming part of the job...guess l can't complain too much as they were in there for almost 22 years.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-30-2012, 01:16 PM
millpondkid millpondkid is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Boat: 84 mastercraft stars and stripes 351 with powerslot
Location: wisconsin
Posts: 127
Ok ill check out northern tool. I was also thinking a little higher ride would help with ground clearance. Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-30-2012, 01:47 PM
keith3613 keith3613 is offline
TT Regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 88
I live near Fort Worth Texas and a place called Champion Spring made me a set (I originally took my old one to them). They were familiar with inboard trailers. They made the springs the same, but added more arc. The result was higher ground clearance which is what I wanted.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-30-2012, 04:44 PM
memphis23's Avatar
memphis23 memphis23 is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Boat: 1988 190 prostar
Location: south
Posts: 216
Be careful> A shorter spring will make the boat sit higher but also many times shortening the spring can cause the shackle to end up being positioned directly under the frame bolt.

The shackle is meant to be leaning towards the back of the trailer. If the shackle does not angle towards the back of the trailer the spring can not release the tension properly and you end up with a trailer that has all of the energy being transferred right back to where it came from and the result is a trailer that bounces more than it should
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-01-2012, 02:08 PM
millpondkid millpondkid is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Boat: 84 mastercraft stars and stripes 351 with powerslot
Location: wisconsin
Posts: 127
Good info, ill keep that in mind.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-01-2012, 03:52 PM
thatsmrmastercraft's Avatar
thatsmrmastercraft thatsmrmastercraft is offline
MC Master Poster
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Boat: 1977 Stars & Stripes
Location: St. Paul, MN
Posts: 13,934
A shorter length leaf spring will also limit vertical suspension travel, for the good or for the bad, depending upon your situation.
__________________
Peter

Tandem Axle Trailer Special $699
Includes: 4 T07 wheels, 4 ST205/75R14 Kenda
Loadstar KR03 Radial tires, mount and balance
Free Delivery


ALUMINUM WHEEL AND TIRE PACKAGES
SINGLE AXLE 14" PACKAGE STARTING AT $369
SINGLE AXLE 15" PACKAGE STARTING AT $439
TANDEM AXLE 14" PACKAGE STARTING AT $649
LED lights, Spare Tire Carriers, Chrome & Powder Coated Lug Nuts
GOLF CART TIRES & WHEELS

PM me or email tiresplease@gmail.com
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:42 PM.