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Old 08-11-2011, 09:54 PM
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my leaf springs have a bow in them almost as if the truck has a load in it, but there is nothing in the back. Do I need new leaf springs? I realize I probably dont NEED them, there not hurting anything but will new leaf springs purk up my 2004?
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Is the bow facing upwards or downwards?
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Old 08-12-2011, 07:09 AM
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it bows up, right where the springs come down onto the axle. i also noticed when i sit on the tailgate of the truck it goes down about 2 inches, and im only 150 punds haha. Who makes a leaf spring lift for a decent price for these trucks?
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you can get them rebuilt for about 500 bucks, where they basically make new springs for you, There are shops that just do spring rebuilds, i've got 2 in worcester, Ma. There must be one by you. Also they are suppoes to bend upwards, in a u shape. If you are not raked anymore, where the front is higher than the back, there is a problem. I personally have the rough ****ry easy lift, which is new shocks and blocks for the back. It also has blocks for the front too, which lift and level the truck. It's about 4 1/2 inch lift in the front and 2 inch lift in the rear. But if your springs in the rear are junk, its not gonna help and you need a rebuild. Or check on EBay to see if you can buy some complete aftermarket ones, i even think an add-a leaf wont help sagging springs.
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i don't know why that did that rough country
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call a nearby suspension shop

ask them about re arching your springs
here are a few in Maryland
http://www.google.com/#hl=en&sugexp=...iw=955&bih=530
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What he said^ I find it odd they'd sag that much though. My 97 s10 didn't sag and I had overloaded it on several occasions....
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it really is not the number of times that it was over loaded
it is more the number of times that the load was left on the vehicle for longer periods of time
on the farm if we had a loaded farm truck with sawdust, hay, or feed & couldn't unload it for some reason, we took most of the weight off the springs using jacks & left them there until we could unload it
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Gotcha, still odd to me, I've left overloaded weight in the s10 for like 24 hrs...but I see your point, maybe weeks or longer could cause that I guess...
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good info...so add a leaf wont help my sagging springs I need complete new ones, or a re-arc? Can someone tell me a decent brand that makes them? Im kind of looking to get maybe 2 inchs higher in the back also.
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