The BTF Heavy Duty Spring Perch for Dana 44/10 Bolt/Ford 9 is the ultimate in anti-wrap spring perches. These perches are unique in that the spring mounting surface is 2 1/2 wide so the whole spring will rest on the perch. Other perches that are bent on a press brake only support the middle part of the spring. It is fabricated from 5/16 high-strength steel plate. These perches were designed to fit axle tubes from 3-1/16" to 3-1/2" in diameter. The spring mounting pad measures 2-1/2" x 7". The distance from the top of the axle tube to the spring mounting surface is 1". This perch has one center pin hole in the middle to leave your options open for offsetting the center pin. Sold as a pair.
These spring perches were part of my first Solid Axle Conversion on my rig. They are well built, extremely thick, and have a beautiful flat and long surface on which the leaf spring sits.
I have no real qualms with the product's quality, other than they don't quite sit as low as I would like. Anybody doing a Solid Axle conversion on their IFS trucks with Spring-Over leaves know how crucial it is to minimize gained lift from the transformation.
If I had to re-do my conversion, I would have cut down these perches to be as low as possible to my axle tubes, as a personal preference. Instead, I added some lift to the rear of my rig.
I don't regret buying these perches. They are over-built.
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