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post #1 of 4 Old 08-20-2007, 05:41 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone ever change a rear spring?

Is it hard and require any special tools? Anyone know of a good place to get one? I seen one on powerstrokeshop.com for $192 plus shipping, seems like a good deal or no?

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Not hard to do at all. No special tools needed. Jack the truck up in the back and support by the frame rails. Take off the rear tires. Support the rear axle with a jack under the diff and unbolt the shocks. Gently lower the axle making sure there are no overflows or cables getting too much tension. One bolt in the front and one in the rear to take out then slide the spring out. I would suggest replacing both springs tho. If you put a new one in on one side and leave your seven year old one in the other side it will have a negative effect on your handling.
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bringiton is right on. just did this last week when i put a lift on one of my buddies. you may have to cut the brake cable braket to give you a few more inches of clearance.



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Definitely do both rear springs at the same time!

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