Originally Posted by Bduck100
2018 Jayco Greyhawk 29 w Jay Ride plus. Helwig spring helpers are about 4 inches above stock leaf springs. Would like to get Max benefit from the helpers and plan to tighten them. Anyone have recommendation on how tight I can go.
I just spoke to Hellwig Tech support last week with the same question. In my case, my front clearance is about 3 inches and the back was 4 plus. The gentleman I spoke with (thinking it was Tom maybe) said that he would recommend adjusting to 3" all around or more or less if there was any leaning (apparently you can use them to level your ride). He said the minimum is 2".
Online, some of their packages can go to 1/2", but he was pretty adamant that this was not for this product. 2" was as far as he could recommend. I adjusted mine to 3" but have not had a chance to drive it yet. I was not happy with the ride before, but if I can gain a little tail in height, it will bring my tow bar closer to level than it is now.
I could not get a deep well socket on the U-bolts when cranked down to 3", so getting 65 lbft on the locking bolt was totally by guess and by golly. Will check it on occassion. A bit of CLP squirted on them made the process easier as they had slight surface corrosion which mad the nuts a bit stiff using an end wrench.