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Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Bucks County PA
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Front Leaf Spring Questions
Ive been chasing a front end noise for the past 2 months. In that time, ive spent a lot of time under the front of the truck.
My truck currently has a 2inch add a leaf in it, and to be honest my front springs look like their time has come. as with the add a leaf. Truck is a plow truck so it has heavy plow on the front, it still holds it great but i feel its time to change. Plus now that the last thing on my list to replace is the leaf springs for my noise, i have a feeling those bushing are shot as well.
I want to keep the truck workable, i dont want a lifted truck, never realy got into them as much, i like the way the truck looks with about 2-3 inchs of spring lift and 2-3 of summer tire lift. aka where it sits now.
My questions are:
-What is a better option for getting about 2.5/3inch of lift and replacing the springs? And maybe adding a mini pack down the road or right away.
-What does the X-Code spring lift the truck?
-Is the Tuff Country 2.5in level kit (replaces the springs) worth it, can they handle the weight of a plow? Are there other options?
-Is the Tuff Country 2.5in level kit Mini Leaf Pack a worth wild option and are they good to help with weight good to match with say the XCodes.
During the winter i run a smaller tire ie 285/75/16 so fitmant isnt an issue, but i do plan on getting new 20inch rims and tires for the summer and id like to try to squeeze 35s on them
Also getting the truck to sit just about level with the rear will not be a concern because i have an add a leaf in the rear spring pack and 2.5inch block. also have a 3.5inch block if i need and air bags are going in this summer so im not worried about that.
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