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Anyone selling dodge leaf springs 2500 or 3500

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by birddseedd, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    Anyone selling dodge leaf springs 2500 or 3500
     
  2. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,911

    Read this carefully:

    DO NOT BUY FROM SDTRUCKSPRINGS.com !!!!


    Go to your local spring shop and buy them. If there is any issue, the local shop will help you by fixing whatever it is, and making sure you're good to go. Don't make the mistake of buying from those online clowns like the one above, as you will wind up having to redo them again.


    Several guys (including myself) I know bought from them and now are buying from their local shops


    You looking for used ?
     
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2012
  3. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    thanks for the heads up. ill stay away from sd.

    ya. looking for used.
     
  4. IC-Smoke

    IC-Smoke Senior Member
    Messages: 672

    check your local scrap yard for truck frames or your local body shops might know a place local that could help. Check the dimensions as well... to make sure they will fit on your 1500. If I recall correctly on the 94-02 rams the leafs are different... I think they were narrower on the half tons vs a 3/4- 1 ton. If that was the case you would need new spring mounts on your frame.

    Or just buy a 3/4-1 ton truck and call it good :salute:


    http://www.car-part.com/
     
  5. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    dealership didnt get back to me :)
     
  6. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    Dont! I am 99.8% sure 1/2 ton springs are narrower than 3/4tons.

    Adding heavy springs doesn't increase the capacity of your truck! It just allows it to handle the weight more
     
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2012
  7. goel

    goel PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,079

    Its ok, I just expect him to weld them on.Thumbs Up
     
  8. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    how do you do that?
     
  9. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    yep. you are right. 2.5 vs 3. so my only options are add a leaf or helper springs.

    once i get new stock ones
     
  10. IC-Smoke

    IC-Smoke Senior Member
    Messages: 672

    spend the money and get air bags!!
     
  11. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    woudl love to. just dont have any. might lose everythign if we dont get some snow soon
     
  12. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    Man...you may want to consider a career change.
     
  13. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    I have a set of add a leafs for it, they are made by super lift.
     
  14. IC-Smoke

    IC-Smoke Senior Member
    Messages: 672

  15. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    Just remove the springs and weld the axle to a block of steel placed between the axle and frame. Then weld the block of steel to the frame. Now you can carry anything you want without the truck dropping an inch.
     
  16. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    You stole my suggestion
     
  17. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    Great minds
     
  18. Squires

    Squires Senior Member
    Messages: 257

    Fools seldom differ :jester:
     
  19. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    There is a block of rubber inbetween, can i just just melt the metal above it till the rubber melts and mixes with the metal?
     
  20. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    My leaf springs are damaged. so im kinda stuck with getting them no matter what. but i can get them as cheap as 34 dollars.

    but thanks for the link. i was unaware that i could get a set of airbags that cheap.