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post #1 of 35 Old 03-13-2012, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
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Rear leaf springs...

New to the OBS world.... Wondering what the options for aftermarket rear leaf springs are. I'd love to have a softer ride and don't mind adding air bags to help with the few times I tow per year. Ride hight can stay stock. Truck is a 95 2wd auto. Thanks guys.
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Easy, B code Ford springs from a 99-04 are the best riding springs you can buy..just redroll the spring mounts for the larger SD spring bolts.
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Did you mean redrill? Will these change ride height any? I too long for a softer ride in the rear.

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Yes..sorry....redrill, MUCH better ride quality, ride height staying the same...all depends on how much yours have saged....used ones have sagged or new springs..will be close no matter what
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Alright. Thanks

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Thank you.

The guy I bought it from also just replace the shocks with monroe units. They have a spring around the shock body. Is this coilover design normal or something used to treat sagging leaf springs?
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Juat a slip on coil spring..what was used years ago to add extra capasity...really a stupid idea as shock mounts are not designed for this.
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Good to know, I figured they where adding to a lot of the harshness. Anyway to find a set of new B code rear springs? Any idea what the ford part number is? Thanks Cary
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Yeah, a p/n would be awesome. I looked on a spring website but they didn't have the code listed

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Never ever buy springs from a spring shop you must use Ford springs..direct from a dealer. The other's will not be the same.

You want 3ZC3Z 5560 CA

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