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Old 08-12-2014, 10:18 PM
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OBS Rear springs

My dad picked up this gem the other day for 2500 cause it didnt start. Well after some strong persuasion from me i convinced him to take a chance(him not knowing anything about diesels...yet) but after about an hour after picking it up i had it started and running immaculately without spending a cent. PO also threw in 10 gal of oil so that a good 150-200 free bucks too. Best thing of all he told me heres 1g go crazy with it so as you guys know a 7.3 can go pretty far with 1g

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Anyway sorry for the rant but one thing we noticed is the rear springs were sagging pretty bad so i am looking for replacements and really cant seem to find much. He is gonna tow a 15k 5th wheel/toyhauler occasionally with it but mainly DD so were looking for the good medium between the two.

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If you can live with the sag and nothing is broken, just get air bags. Otherwise get some springs off a 99-07, drill out the front hanger slightly and use the larger bolts from the superduty. Then still add air bags.
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Old 08-13-2014, 04:53 AM
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Wont they eventually break though having been overloaded most likely?

And i was thinking SD springs, cant find much on them but never really had to replace leaf springs before. Where would be a good place to get new ones.
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99-04 Ford F250, F350 Rear Leaf Spring - 5 leaves, 3000 lbs

Try these. That's what I have on my truck.
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Old 08-13-2014, 09:38 AM
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Well shoot, i totally had forgotten about shipping being ungodly on springs. Anybody know anywhere local that has them? Im sure the price will probably balance out but then theres the advantage to getting them same day.
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Old 08-13-2014, 09:45 AM
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Check your local ford dealer. I just got mine from auto nation ford (site sponsor) or a local spring shop
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Check your local ford dealer. I just got mine from auto nation ford (site sponsor) or a local spring shop
Id imagine the local ford dealer will jack us hard but i suppose its worth a shot. I cant imagine a spring shop anywhere nearby but ill look it up

EDIT: Google and you will find, found a spring shop thats right on my way home from work. ill check her out tonight

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I got Add A Leafs and it lifted the back some, leveled out the back, plus extra capacity for carrying stuff.
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id get new springs and possibly air bags , why risk hauling around with sagged springs on air bags and have a bag blow up then ur left sitting on stops.
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id get new springs and possibly air bags , why risk hauling around with sagged springs on air bags and have a bag blow up then ur left sitting on stops.
Yea i hope i never run into anyone on the road who thinks just adding a leaf or air bags is ok for sagged springs.

I went to the local spring shop and was quoted 500 for both rears so thats not too bad
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