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post #1 of 11 Old 09-25-2010, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
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Broken leaf or a hack to raising the rear

I've never messed with leaf springs before, but this just looks wrong. All I can think of is the spring was broken and moved out to possibly raise the rear? I have no idea. It's not even a clean cut. It looks like it was snapped. Both sides are like this:



Ahh the joys of tearing in to the previous owner's toy for the first time.

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ya thats a broken spring, your gonna wanna replace that spring or just go with new leaf packs on both sides.

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Ahh, so it wasn't a hack. I find it odd they took the time to tape it up though. After I posted this, I noticed whenever I set the wheel back on the ground, there was no tension on the piece anyway... probably the clunking noise I always hear too. Thanks!

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It's a break all right,had the same thing in the past on a different truck.
I would replace both spring packs and be done
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Is there a particular place I should purchase from? From what I'm told, it just has the leveling kit on it so the rear would be stock height, correct? I have no interest in raising it anymore just yet simply because I already have about .5" clearance to the garage door and would like to keep that for winter maintenance.

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Is there a particular place I should purchase from? From what I'm told, it just has the leveling kit on it so the rear would be stock height, correct? I have no interest in raising it anymore just yet simply because I already have about .5" clearance to the garage door and would like to keep that for winter maintenance.
The dealer is always the last,but sure place to check due to cost-but always compare,I've bought parts cheaper sometimes from the dealer than after market-it's a toss up sometimes.
I don't know what resources you have locally,but on my side I have Fallsway Spring co. that can make you whatever you want.
Check online - maybe you have something like that near you
Maybe a local junkyard,but if your truck sits level with the front leveling kit-just ask for stock rear springs
Good luck!
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OR......................................nows a good time to lift it

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Don't know where Jefferson Ohio is but here in Akron there is Stuver Spring . They are a great shop .

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The dealer is always the last,but sure place to check due to cost-but always compare,I've bought parts cheaper sometimes from the dealer than after market-it's a toss up sometimes.
I don't know what resources you have locally,but on my side I have Fallsway Spring co. that can make you whatever you want.
Check online - maybe you have something like that near you
Maybe a local junkyard,but if your truck sits level with the front leveling kit-just ask for stock rear springs
Good luck!
Sounds good to me. I figured the dealer had quite a high mark-up, but wasn't sure if there was any vendor or sponsor of the forum or maybe a popular site. I will keep shopping. Thanks.

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OR......................................nows a good time to lift it
Now would be a great time to lift it only if I had a garage that would allow it. Maybe when I buy a house.

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Don't know where Jefferson Ohio is but here in Akron there is Stuver Spring . They are a great shop .
Jeffersonville is about 30 miles south of Columbus. I will keep them in mind for sure. Thanks.

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find a local truck center or spring shop they are usually the cheapest and do that kind of work everyday where i work we send all of our broken springs to the spring shop bc they are so cheap and fast its not even worth doing in house

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