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Old 04-09-2011, 10:27 PM
Pool Runner Pool Runner is offline
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Default Helper Springs for new 2wd Supercab?

I don't like or feel comfortable with the amount of sag on the rear of my truck with just 600-700 lbs in the box. I have my truck like this daily and am looking for an add-A-leaf or helper spring type setup if it's possible? I might be willing to do an airbag kit if that's a better sollution. Anyone running anything like this on your Ranger?
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Old 04-10-2011, 08:30 AM
Gumcrew2 Gumcrew2 is offline
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Default Re: Helper Springs for new 2wd Supercab?

In my '83 (with STOCK leafs after 28 years) I get similiar sag and have been looking at kits to help control it.

I'm thinking of cannabalizing a junkyard leaf pack for some helpers.

I'm leaning against air bags for the same reason I leaned against air-lockers. No air/No pressure/ NO WORKY for any reason.


I'd be interested to see what people are running and what there results have been so far
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Old 04-10-2011, 08:31 AM
01_ranger_4x4 01_ranger_4x4 is offline
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Default Re: Helper Springs for new 2wd Supercab?

an add a leaf is an option but that will lift the rear of the truck some so helper springs is what i would choose if i were you. airbags are nice but they are pricey.
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Old 04-10-2011, 09:36 AM
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Default Re: Helper Springs for new 2wd Supercab?

I would honestly get air bags if I was you... I've used them on two fullsize pickups pulling gooseneck's frequently and they work wonders.
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Old 04-10-2011, 09:57 AM
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Default Re: Helper Springs for new 2wd Supercab?

whether or not you bag it you should get some exploder leaf springs. much higher payload than ranger springs. People say they lift the back of a Ranger 2"-4" but mine only raised my back end about half an inch.
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Old 04-10-2011, 10:00 AM
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Default Re: Helper Springs for new 2wd Supercab?

If you dont mind the extra dollar, Monroe load leveling shocks. Got my ass up high!!!
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