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1998 chevy 3500 dump leaf spring's

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by eatonpaving, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. eatonpaving

    eatonpaving PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,071

    i just picked up a 1998 3500 chevy dump with a salter and plow, the issue i am having is the rear of the truck sits low, i went and looked at a few of this year and all of them sit kinda low, is their a way to raise it without new springs, a buddy has the same truck but his is a 99 and he has no salter and the ride hight on both trucks are the same, how much will the truck squat with 3 yards of salt..thanks in advance.
  2. wild bill

    wild bill PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239


    :salute:i would say that you need timbren load booster's ,or new springs 22-797hd .
  3. eatonpaving

    eatonpaving PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,071

    will the load booster's raise the rear at all, ???
  4. Duncan90si

    Duncan90si Senior Member
    Messages: 602

    They won't raise it, they'll just prevent a lot of the sagging when loaded.

    If you need to raise the rear, its going to be springs, lift blocks or air bags. If your springs are sagging just replace them. If you just want additional lift over stock go with lift blocks and new u bolts.