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Old 08-27-2014, 08:43 PM   #11
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Yup that is why the holes are there. It's a jayco thing. Other option is to flip the axle, spring on top of axle this is what I did.
don't you need to rotate the backing plate, for the brakes 180* when you do this?
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Old 08-27-2014, 09:31 PM   #12
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don't you need to rotate the backing plate, for the brakes 180* when you do this?
Nope....

If your thinking that you rotate the axle around so the spring perch is up VS down... you can't as the axle has a bow to it.

What you do is install new spring perches on the top side of the axle.
http://dexteraxle.com/over_under_conversion_kits

I welded mine but you don't have to and it didn't take too long. While I was there I did the flex equalizers and lubed pins.
http://dexteraxle.com/e_z_flex_equalizers

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Old 08-29-2014, 04:19 PM   #13
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Wow. This thing seems to have less rolling resistance. He said it had no grease in the bearings, so he replaced them. Maybe it's just my imagination- they weren't making any noise.

It's a lot more level too. Not quite all the way but it's close enough.
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Old 12-25-2014, 01:06 PM   #14
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Did you need any special tools to lower the spring mounting to the lower mounting hole and were you able to DIY.
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Old 12-25-2014, 02:09 PM   #15
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Jack, hammer, wrenches blocking for safety... the only thing special or not obvious is the bolt has serrations that bight into the hole, so you loosen the nut and then you have to push the bolt out of the hole, so a C clamp, Ball joint remover or air hammer works well, VS just hammering away.


Once you put it back in if it is greased the grease holes go horizontal and you should press the bolt in the hole, Im sure running the nut down or hammer would do it but a Ball joint press works really well to seat the bolt in the hole if it is a virgin hole, I rented a ball joint puller from auto parts store.


this is very DIY.
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Did you need any special tools to lower the spring mounting to the lower mounting hole and were you able to DIY.
The guy said he had all kinds of issues doing this job. He said he didn't bill me for all the time he actually spent.

I wouldn't have attempted this myself.

If you are used to wrenching on cars, or your dad is a TV repairman and has a righteous set of tools, you might be able to DIY.
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Moving the holes the springs attach to is simple any shop should be able to do it or home mechanic. Wrench jack hammer are the special tools required.

Moving the axle under the springs is not much more work with the right parts. But lots more blocking and a few extra hands would be good.
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Old 02-27-2015, 08:30 AM   #18
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Interesting. My 29.5BHDS does ride slightly nose high and truck doesn't quite sag enough. I have a F350 4x4 as well. It doesn't really have enough pin weight I guess being a half ton design. Nevertheless I will have to see if I have some kind of adjustment holes on the springs to raise the back slightly. Everything seems to be within spec, but it would look better it I could raise the back end slightly.
First time in history this has been said. You need a smaller truck.
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Old 03-03-2015, 12:45 PM   #19
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Thanks everyone

Thanks. This thread is exactly what I have been looking for. My 2010 Designer sits a little too much tail down on my 2010 F350 4x4. I've been fretting over how to level things out. Too much snow right now to crawl under the trailer & look. I hope it's as you guys have described in the suspension. It'll solve my problem.
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