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Adding Leaf Springs

Discussion in 'Vehicle customizing' started by RedNeckJiuJitsu, Dec 14, 2013.

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  1. RedNeckJiuJitsu

    RedNeckJiuJitsu New Member

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    I've got a '93 F-150 that I use for hauling firewood. I've got a cap on the back, so getting a full load would end up putting the suspension on the deadstops. Right now, another truck is not in the budget, but I had it suggested that I add another leaf spring on each side to help with the load. The guy who told me made it sound pretty straight forward, but I'm wondering if anyone on here has done this before and would have any advice for me.
     
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    Flexin Admin Staff Member Founding Member Top Event

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    From what I remember you need to remove your u bolts, lift off of the axle, add your new leaf, then put on your u bolts back on. Might not be a bad idea to get new bolts.

    You can go with add a leaf systems. This Hellwig product is only $110 and should help with the fire wood. http://www.sdtrucksprings.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=4375 If you haul a lot you or hauling really heavy loads you might want the heavy duty kit. This one is $235 http://www.sdtrucksprings.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=9706.

    You also have air bag load helping systems. http://www.sdtrucksprings.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=4515

    James
     
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    RedNeckJiuJitsu New Member

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    That's basically what I heard it was. As much rust as I have on that truck, I probably will need to u-Bolts. Thanks for the links. I don't wanna put too much into the truck at this point, so the first system will probably be my better bet...
     
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    Flexin Admin Staff Member Founding Member Top Event

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    If your doing the first one then it has all the hardware so you should be good to go. Your welcome. That is understandable. Once they get to a certain point you really start to think about what you put on it. I hate putting too much money into something if I know its days are numbered. I like to keep it safe and thats it. Those helper springs could be really worth it. If you get rid of it later you could think about removing them and getting a few bucks for them.

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