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broken/replacing leafsprings

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by plowin207, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. plowin207

    plowin207 Member
    Messages: 89

    i have a 2001 gmc sierra k1500 last night i realized i had a broken leaf spring on the drivers side:realmad: and now im trying to figure out what to do. should i just replace the broken one? should i buy a whole new leaf pack? if i do that should i replace both sides? and i have a tendency to overload my truck so could i put 2500 leaf packs in relitivly easily? and how hard is this to do your self?
  2. RichG53

    RichG53 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,135

    Do them both ..you'll have weak links just doing one leaf...
    I don't know if they are inter changeable 1500/2500...
  3. JMR

    JMR Senior Member
    Messages: 567

    You should be able to find a spring shop to make you exactly what you want and need. At the local one I use the price difference between carryout springs and installed makes it not worth my time to do it myself and I own a repair shop. Be sure you get new u-bolts and shackle bolts.
  4. plowin207

    plowin207 Member
    Messages: 89

    thanks for the help