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New Leaf Spring Suggestions?

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Pwnm30rdi3, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. Pwnm30rdi3

    Pwnm30rdi3 Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    My truck has nearly 312k miles on it and the drivers side sits almost 4 inches lower than the passenger side. I figured I would get this fixed before the snow season.

    I often tow and off road, this is a work truck so it see's some abuse.

    What do you think about these leaf springs?
    http://www.generalspringkc.com/index.php?p=product&id=1652&parent=82

    It doesn't say it will sit any higher than stock so I'm assuming the plow mount would be fine and I wouldn't have to lower it.

    Thanks,

    Andrew
     
  2. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    4" lower on driver you must had broke leaf springs.


    Before you ready replace. you going need spray penetrate oil on all bolts they be rusted tight.


    Mine had 2 packs and it hold fine expect lower in front. Bump stop on frame to axle I only had 3" clearance and they been bottom out many times.
     
  3. Pwnm30rdi3

    Pwnm30rdi3 Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    The leaf spring doesn't look broken. Nothing looks broken. Must just be very worn down?
     
  4. Pwnm30rdi3

    Pwnm30rdi3 Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    What leaf springs do you guys suggest?
     
  5. blazer2plower

    blazer2plower Senior Member
    Messages: 544

    go to local spring shop and talk to them and tell them what you are doing. When mine went bad it was not the spring but the mount
    broke 250 and 2 hrs latter I was on my way. Some things are just not worth the fight and he put 1 more in for me :)
     
  6. USMCMP5811

    USMCMP5811 Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    +1 or get factory / OEM replacements
     
  7. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    take a tap measure and check the distance from same point on each leaf center pin to frame point and verify the springs ar bad

    or

    you can also check for bent frame and or possible bad body mount bushings also .