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Add a leafs in the back

Has anyone come across a good step by step article for add-a-leafs in the back.

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For a 2003 F-250

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no, but it's not that big of a hassel. seperate the axle and leafs, put new leaf in accordingly. bolt everything back together. it's really not that bad!

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is there a certain place where the new leaf should go -because the directions dont specify where to place them between the existing.

(This is part of a pro comp lift kit)

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If it is a long one, it will be on the bottom. I doubt it is one that goes in the pack some where.


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i'm pretty sure that i put a pro comp one's in mine. i put it in inorder of length. at least that's is the way i've always done it. i've put 5 in and never had a problem. oh ya, make sure that u have longer new u-bolts. usually need longer ones, plus i usually go to the local truck/tractor store and have them make me ones that are thicker and stronger. new ones haven't been stressed also. you'll have to undue the shocks also.

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Yes put in order of length.

Jack up truck and support buy the frame

place a jack under the axle on side starting with

remove ubolts and lower axle and remove block

you may need a vise grip to hold the bottom of the pin when loosening the top nut -

have a c-clamp or c-vise grips on either side of the spring pack to help keep it all together.

with pin removed place the add a leaf in its using the new center pin

and the c clamps on either side of the spring pack againg to help compress the springs.

start the nut

continuing tightening the clamps to fully compress teh spring pack.

sometimes you can just tighten the center pin but due to the force of the springs you can strip the pin threads.

install block on axle and using jack raise the axle to align the pin into the block reinstall ubolts and torque to 85 ft lbs.
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I put a 6.5in pro comp suspension lift on my 99 and had to use the stock overload springs. I did mine the same way midwestoffroad suggested.
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