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rear leaf springs

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by chev2500plow, Dec 31, 2007.

  1. chev2500plow

    chev2500plow Member
    Messages: 40

    I was thinking about beefing up my rear leaf springs in my 06 2500hd. Can i buy a set of 3500 springs and put on my truck or will the helper springs work better.
     
  2. OhioPlower

    OhioPlower Senior Member
    Messages: 440

    I would just add a leaf. Thats what I did with my 2500hd. It raised the back end about 1.5-2 inches and the rear end is alot stiffer. 3500 springs are the same as 2500hd springs but there is just more of them. I think it was around 150-200 installed for an extra spring at the local spring shop.
     
  3. FLASHMAN

    FLASHMAN Member
    Messages: 78

    Rear Timbrens... Done...
     
  4. michdeere

    michdeere Member
    Messages: 87

    Second that. Quick, easy install, and no ride compromise. About $175 to your door.
     
  5. PremierLand

    PremierLand PlowSite.com Addict
    from detroit
    Messages: 1,572

    I'd get airbags. $260 from truckspring and about 25min per side to install. I have it on my 06 2500 and love it.
     
  6. Ctll

    Ctll Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 82

    Air Lift springs adjustable to the weight, plus set right they can even smooth the ride when empty. I can set them at 50 psi on my GMC 2500HD CC SB and have put as much as 65 50lb bags of ice melt plus a fifty gallon gas liquid ice melt sprayer in the bed all at the same time, short term and the truck rides level with the plow up. Good luck
     
  7. flykelley

    flykelley 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,124

    This is the best money that I ever spent on my truck. Keep about 25 PSI per side in the winter and that baby sits level even when loaded with a ton of salt. Forget the springs or even timberns, they are great for the front but in the rear go with the bags. I bought 5000 pound bags for mine.

    Regards Mike