Re: Replacing leaf springs on a 97
take the bed off if possible, it makes it a lot easier. I had a broken leaf as well...I chose to change both w/ new springs for around 400 for springs, u-bolts, and Belltech 6400 shackles. Mine isn't a daily driver though...its a project '91 Ranger.
2010 Ranger Sport 4x4 Redfire Red, stock 4.0, 3.73 gears, Putco bed rails, Line-X, Truxedo bed cover