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Old 10-25-2012, 07:29 PM
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Messed up leafs?

So while I was getting new tires put on today I was looking at my brakes and rotors and then I saw the rear leafs. Have these been overloaded? Are they still ok? They just don't look right to me. what do yall think? Thanks, Barron
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:41 PM
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don't sweat it they have a weird arch pattern and ford puts shims in the top plate area all the way through the spring pack

look for cracks and the lower overload leaf looks a little cut on one end does the opposite look the same ? I would check mine but I have since moved on and sold the stockers

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Old 10-26-2012, 03:58 PM
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i looked at mine and they have a nice curve to them, you might want to look for cracked springs especially behind the u bolts, those springs look like they have been overloaded alot, just my 2 cents
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That's not right, start looking for new springs.
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I wouldnt worry about new leafs unless they are cracked. When I was working my way through college I worked as a roustabout and all our trucks had gin poles on them. We would pick stuff up that would just barley leave the front tires on the ground. You would have to back up several times to make it around a corner because the front tires would skid. Their wasnt a truck in the fleet that the rear leafs weren't bent. The only thing that it will effect is ride height.
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