Springover Fleetwood Niagara

Discussion in 'Tires / Brakes / Bearings / Axles' started by blip, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. blip

    blip New Member

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    I just talked about a tire blow out. Now I was going to ask about this "springover" modification I have seen. I suppose this topic has been talked about many times.

    I am just curious if anyone has done this modification to a Fleetwood Niagara?

    I can see that a little more ground clearance has many benefits. I wonder if there are any negatives about doing the "springover"?

    I checked with my local RV shop and they have a kit for doing this. I talked briefly with the guy at the counter and he told me they charge $200 per axle for labor, I never actually asked how much the kit itself was but I would think less than $100.

    Seemed like a reasonable labor cost. Heck it would take me a whole weekend I'm sure, so if I factor what my free time is worth it makes the $200 even more palatable.
     
  2. Raycfe

    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    You had me at first with "springover". I always knew it called as an axle flip. It will raise the ground clearance of the body, making the step in higher. May also let you install a taller tire. Welding is needed and the charge seems OK to me.

    83 JaycoJay 806, 04 Grand Cherokee, Ray and Jin
     
  3. ColemanBayviewMoneypit

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    Did mine today using this step by step from a PUP member (Thanks AZ Letendre) http://www.popupportal.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=22287&FORUM_ID=50&CAT_ID=18&Topic_Title=2001+Coleman+Utah+Spring+Over+Axle+Project&Forum_Title=Tires+%2F+Bearings+%2F+Axles

    My pup ('98 COLEMAN GRANDVIEW) ,yours and AZ's are basically the same animal. I did use the same technic except that i haven't welded the spring seats. Set them in place with some ''lock-tite''. It went pretty smoothly. Parts cost was less than 30$ (cdn that is).Made a huge differance with the pup stance.It is now perfectly leveled with the new Jeep. Good luck

    '98 Colemn Grandview '08 Cherokee 3.0CRD
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    '98 Marie-Pier
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  4. blip

    blip New Member

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    Congratulations on doing the spring over! Can you post some pictures? I would really love to see them. I think I am going to go ahead and do mine, it will be worth the effort.
     

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