Reverse Leaf Spring

We’ve started our first post with how we lowered the KE70 Wagon using Lowering Block and Custom U-Bolt earlier. We found out that the stance that we are looking for not quiet enough.  Move on to our next method, Reversing the Leaf Spring.

We’ve heard that some fella were doing it this way, but we never had a chance to take a look. After doing some research and Google’ing, we’ve come out with our style, Pomen Yala style 🙂 Found out that it was simpler method similar to what we did earlier.

Standard Leaf Spring by APM. Widely used on MPV, Toyota Unser and light Van.

 

 

The KE70 Wagon in progress are using the after-market APM Leaf Spring and there are only 4 leaves on it. As for that, this method won’t have same effect if apply onto standard / default factory leaf spring that comes with Toyota KE70 Wagon. The one that use on our KE70 Wagon job car are mainly use by mini van, pickup, light MPV. It’s quit harsh when driving on these leaf especially when putting it onto Wagon Car.

Luckily, the owner haven’t change to any other absorb-er for a stiffer ride 😉

 

The Method

So, to get things going, here is what we are trying to do. Assemble out the rear leaf spring from the KE70 Wagon, take out all the leaves, switch the bottom leaf onto the top and squeeze it in.

This will lowered the height of the main leaf spring a bit and stiffen it.

The rest of the job are being carried out by our fella team mate here at Pomen Yala.

Leaf 1

Taken out the leaf spring out from the wagon. Clamping the leaf spring is a good advice before assemble it all together.

Leaf 2

The leaf spring were measure from ground to top part.

Leaf 3

Clamp it!

Leaf 4

Leaf 6
Viola!

 

You can see the different from the normal leaf spring curve compare to the finished job.

Suppa Slammed!
What do you think guys?

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7 thoughts on “Reverse Leaf Spring

    Michael Robert Brown

    (September 14, 2012 - 7:51 pm)

    Some really interesting points you have written. Aided me a lot, just what I was looking for : D.

      admin

      admin

      (September 15, 2012 - 7:09 am)

      Hopefully it could shed some light for others still searching simpler method.

    Danny Taliaferro

    (October 26, 2012 - 1:14 pm)

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    Faiz

    (February 13, 2013 - 4:44 am)

    Very nice job..

    what this model is this?..KE74 or KE72?..i believe it KE74..

    would you share the axle detail punched on the VIN plate at the firewall…e.g.SXXX..

    really want to know the axle type and ratio..

    thanks in advance

      admin

      admin

      (February 14, 2013 - 4:16 pm)

      It is a KE72 as stated on the Vehicle Registration Card. Not sure what is the axle ration for this model. Oh yes, it does come with a 4 speed transmission out from factory.

        Faiz

        (February 18, 2013 - 5:00 am)

        Thanks for the reply..

        oic it a KE72…

        you can get the axle information simply looking at the plate rivetted in the engine bay..

        thanks

    Andrew

    (October 31, 2014 - 7:14 am)

    I like the photoshopped “finish” picture.

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