add-a-leaf

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by 4LOW, Feb 29, 2000.

  1. 4LOW

    4LOW Guest
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    hi, i have a question about add-a-leaf springs. my front springs on my 1/2 ton<br>are sagging.i'd like some info on how long<br>add-a-leafs last. my original springs are<br>the 2leaf type.i'm trying to stay away from<br>a regular lift because the truck is a 77 and<br>i don't want to put a lot of money into it.<br>thanks, 4LOW
     
  2. MTCK

    MTCK Senior Member
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    Well, I lifted the front of one of my trucks that way, because my springs were sagging really bad. The add a leafs lasted six months without drooping at all, and that was with some hard driving, after that, I can't tell you, the truck was totalled. Be careful if you don't want too much lift, because an add a leaf will add quite a bit of lift to a sagging spring. I got about 3&quot; from the pro comp full length spring I used. Good luck.
     
  3. OP
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    4LOW

    4LOW Guest
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    thanks mtck, i was already looking at the<br>pro comp add-a-leaf, i'll try those and<br>let you know.<br>4LOW
     
  4. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
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    I installed an add a leaf in a 88 blazer, I plowed with it 2 yrs after installing the add a leaf, and I bought the leafs used. they were installed in another plow truck for one season befroe I had them. It gave me about 2.5&quot; of lift and had to install blocks in the rear to match the height.<br>Dino <p>----------<br> Professional Ice and Snow Management <br>Products:Services:Equipment www.sima.org
     
  5. MATTHEW

    MATTHEW Member
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 47

    leaf

    I bought an add-on spring from Autozone for $35.00. Put it on
    an '89 Ford150 myself in about 15 minutes. Now I can Put a ton
    in the back with no problems. It did not add any lift, however.
    I suppose it could be done with extra u-bolts.