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Hello all. New to the site and thankful for finding a bunch of likeminded people. This is my 5th Cummins it’s a 2002 6spd 2500 longbox 4wd. About to turn over 500,000 kms (Canada).

 

Love it and it does everything I need it to but recently I’ve been noticing what feels like an awful lot of axle wrap while towing. I got to tearing into it yesterday and found a couple loose u bolts but worse is that the factory lift blocks under the leaf packs seem to be walking off the axle perch. 

 

It it must have been happening for a bit because both the block and the perch are misformed now. My question is do I buy a new lift block and hope for the best or eliminate them all together with just spring or even better I’ve been told to get a shackle flip kit.

 

The pics are just of the left he left side as it was the worst and the only side I found loose u-bolts on. But the right side looks as if it’s moving too. Any input would be appreciated. 

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I would look at having the spring re-arched, just replace the blocks from a wrecking yard. Have a machine shop make a new set of u-bolts for you. That spring in the picture looks deformed and not arched right anymore.  

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Thanks for the input. I guess with that kind of mileage and lots of hauling over it’s life time those springs are needing some work. I will look into that. 

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2 hours ago, Felske said:

About to turn over 500,000 kms

 

Ok... So that 310,685 miles. I'm about to turn 345k miles which is about 555,223 km... Time to catch up. :tongue: These engines are good for at least 1,609,344 km (1 million miles). I'm also a towing guy too. I've got a utility trailer I haul firewood with and then my 31 foot Jayco RV. Which now is set up as a second home. I travel about 60k miles per year (96,560 km).

 

The best suggestion I've got since we both work these truck hard. Is to get on a creeper and roll from front to rear with a flashlight or drop light and inspect everything you can. Anything that is out of place or showing damage its time to take the time and repair it.

 

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9 minutes ago, Mopar1973Man said:

 

9 minutes ago, Mopar1973Man said:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Even the same colour 👍 really can’t beat these rigs for what they do. But yes maintenance is the key. I think I’m going to go with new leaf packs in the back and retire the wore out stock stuff. 

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2 minutes ago, Felske said:

Even the same colour 👍 really can’t beat these rigs for what they do. But yes maintenance is the key. I think I’m going to go with new leaf packs in the back and retire the wore out stock stuff. 

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Copy Cat... Stainless Steel rockers...:poke: Your paint job looks 100 times better than mine with all the little rock chips in it. 

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2 hours ago, Felske said:

Even the same colour 👍 really can’t beat these rigs for what they do. But yes maintenance is the key. I think I’m going to go with new leaf packs in the back and retire the wore out stock stuff. 

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Sharp rig! I like the headache rack and bed rails. :thumb1:

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11 minutes ago, Dmaney said:

Sharp rig! I like the headache rack and bed rails. :thumb1:

Thanks man I actually just had to remove those to start hauling a fifth wheel trailer I bought

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