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Old 11-19-2009, 04:15 PM
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I was going to have new 2500 brackets welded on and use a set of 04' leaf springs that I bought with intensions of gaining some spring back and something that could handle a load. My springs squated when I put my z400 in it. I hated it. So I ended up using the bottom flat load spring and the 2 small stack ones. The 2500 springs were only a little wider so instead of going through the trouble cutting brackets off and buying new ones I just fabbed the 2500 u bolts. With this setup i had 2.6tons of cruched stone in it and they wouldn't let me leave the quarry with any more. Yes it did squat but the tires didn't go in the wheel well. Stock I got almost 1ton of dirt and the 275's were tucked right up there. They I flipped them so they had a good arc but I have gotten a few loads over 2tons since then. Still have the rest of the leaf springs if someone is looking to do something. I only want a couple bucks if your interested.

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Great work and thanks for the photos. Not interested in the leafs but appreciate the time spent on the pics.
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Wow, you made that look good. Great way to beef up the 1/2 ton suspension.
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thanks since th bottom leaf was wider and I needed to maintain the width at the top, I cut a small notch in the ubolts, bent them in a press, then welded them again. After I painted them you couldn't even tell. My buddy asked where I bought them.
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Just be careful the rest of the truck isn't set up to handle that kind of weight . Could see you snapping an axle , trashing a set of wheel bearings or trashing a rear .
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Toms very right. Don't Overdo it. I've seen bad things happen to trucks over loaded. Are the 03's frames fully boxed. My 07 is and i wondered how far back they've had them fully boxed.
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yeah mine is. my quarry is about 4mins from my house. I don't drive all around town loaded.
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thats like what i did! i got a set of 2500 2wd ones and it not only lifted my rear end, they were wider than stock ones so i was able to carry more
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thats like what i did! i got a set of 2500 2wd ones and it not only lifted my rear end, they were wider than stock ones so i was able to carry more
Did you just swap out the one like I did or did you use the whole thing? I was going to drill the center hole threw them and run my top leaf with the rest of the 2500 pack and decided not to after 2 $40 bits. The diamond tip ones were like $150-$200 for the size I needed. I also found a place about 40mins away that would drill them for $100.
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