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Sagging springs

I have a 97 f250 and it sits lower on the drivers side mostly in the back. My guess is weak leafs on the rear on that side. I was wondering if I could put stronger springs on it to make it stronger in the back and possibly lift the rear up a bit. The truck is lifted but i was just wondering if anyone had any suggestions on what I should do. Thanks.


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Check for broken springs, also how old are your shocks? SD b codes are a popular replacement

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funny my truck has the same problem with the same spring, no broken leafs checked that. had that spring re arch to pick up the lost height, reinstalled and been fine for 4 years

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I quickly checked for cracks in the leafs but did not find any. I should clean them off real well and look at them closer though. For the shocks I honestly can't say because I just bought the truck. All I know is that they are rough country and they are definitely at least 5 years old I'm sure more though. I'm guessing due to the amount of rust on them. But would a blown shock make it sit low on that side? It sits about 2 inches lower.


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And when I lift it with a jack, the side that is higher comes up way before the sagging side, even when I have the jack 3/4 of the way on the sagging side. I have even done this with empty fuel tanks because the front tank is on the side that is sagging. There just feels like there is more up and down play in the sagging spring.


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Should have it re arched like terry, seems as though it's become weak

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bad bushings? mine was about 1.5 inches low on the drivers side

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I'm glad you guys said re arched because I never really knew that you could do that. As far as the bushings, I checked for play around the bushings but they look solid. And plus I did just put new shackles and hangers with bushings in the rear.


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At this point I'm pretty confident that they are just weak.


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My 94 is the same way no cracks been looking for springs just got my d60 in and the whole truck leans to the left and rear left real bad when I hook up to the gooseneck have new shocks coming to put on prob won't help and will be looking for either new or getting reached


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