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Old 03-05-2011, 06:27 PM
aulee42 aulee42 is offline
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Default Are these stock leaf springs?

So i ordered my chevy drop shackles (should be here tuesday) and when i was under my truck yesterday changing my Diff. fluid i look at my leafs and does it look like i already have a helper spring? i was planning on doing a AAL and shackle in the rear with Tbars cranked upfront for my lift. So are these just stock leafs or is it a helper.


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Old 03-05-2011, 06:30 PM
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Default Re: Are these stock leaf springs?

looks stock but you cant tell unless it says on the leaf since all leaf springs r the same as far as i know
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Old 03-05-2011, 06:42 PM
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Default Re: Are these stock leaf springs?

looks to be a stock overload spring to me.
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Old 03-05-2011, 06:48 PM
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Default Re: Are these stock leaf springs?

Definitely stock overload springs to me...The u-bolts are still stock
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Old 03-05-2011, 06:51 PM
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Default Re: Are these stock leaf springs?

So if and when i purchase a AAL do i take off that overload spring. Or do i Keep the overload spring on and add the AAL?
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Old 03-05-2011, 07:00 PM
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Default Re: Are these stock leaf springs?

well..its ADD a leaf so u add it to the stock ones
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Old 03-05-2011, 07:09 PM
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Default Re: Are these stock leaf springs?

well reason i asked was according to the window sticker that i found somehow it shows an option - tow package. So i didnt know if they were a factory option and should be removed for the ALL
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Old 03-05-2011, 07:18 PM
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Default Re: Are these stock leaf springs?

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well reason i asked was according to the window sticker that i found somehow it shows an option - tow package. So i didnt know if they were a factory option and should be removed for the ALL
All the tow package adds is a receiver hitch and a lighting outlet (if I remember right). I don't think they add any extra leafs (leaves?) to your leaf pack.
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Old 03-05-2011, 07:23 PM
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Default Re: Are these stock leaf springs?

well thats the answer i am looking for thanks man, hopefully by end of next week ill have the shackles, aal and tbars cranked
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Old 03-05-2011, 08:38 PM
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Definitely stock overload springs to me...The u-bolts are still stock
bone stock however for the ubolts i am using the stock ubolts on my new leafs which are off of a 3/4 jeep.

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All the tow package adds is a receiver hitch and a lighting outlet (if I remember right). I don't think they add any extra leafs (leaves?) to your leaf pack.
the overall package of the truck add a leaf you have a 2+1 OL or 4+1 OL iirc. i had the 4+1 pack and added an AAL in there.
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Old 03-05-2011, 09:03 PM
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Default Re: Are these stock leaf springs?

How much do the add a leaf cost? It might be worth your while to get the heavier 1750# rated springs instead.

Take a look at these sites to see what I mean:

http://www.generalspringkc.com/index...parent=68&pg=1

http://thesuspensionking.com/catalog...n18u68se137f83
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Old 03-05-2011, 09:24 PM
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How much do the add a leaf cost? It might be worth your while to get the heavier 1750# rated springs instead.

Take a look at these sites to see what I mean:

http://www.generalspringkc.com/index...parent=68&pg=1

http://thesuspensionking.com/catalog...n18u68se137f83

$35

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Pro-C...Q5fAccessories
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Old 03-05-2011, 09:56 PM
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Default Re: Are these stock leaf springs?

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How much do the add a leaf cost? It might be worth your while to get the heavier 1750# rated springs instead.

Take a look at these sites to see what I mean:

http://www.generalspringkc.com/index...parent=68&pg=1

http://thesuspensionking.com/catalog...n18u68se137f83

These dont look like to bad of an option, i just wonder how rough the ride is with those springs? I would definitely have more payload capacity
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Old 03-05-2011, 10:40 PM
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These dont look like to bad of an option, i just wonder how rough the ride is with those springs? I would definitely have more payload capacity
just go to a junkyard and stack your leafs with a set of JY leafs off of a ranger or explorer. it will accomplish about the same and pop the butt of your truck up few inches make a pack around 6 leafs thick with the overload at the bottom. AAL's do not rid bad neither do around 6 leafs. i have done both one was the AAL on my truck the other was stacking 5 leafs and my AAL in my buddies '93 ranger his rode alot better with the extra leafs. JY will charge around $75 for the pair at least up here and the AAL was $35 so pretty cheap lift.
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Old 03-06-2011, 01:19 PM
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These dont look like to bad of an option, i just wonder how rough the ride is with those springs? I would definitely have more payload capacity
Since I only have a four banger Ranger, I only looked at the 1250# springs, so I have no idea. I would assume the ride would be rougher though.
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