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Old 02-27-2012, 11:07 AM
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what size centering pin?

is the centering pin in the front leafs 7/16?
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Old 02-27-2012, 01:11 PM
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yup sure is... doing an add-a-leaf? I had to replace mine when I did...
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Old 02-27-2012, 06:36 PM
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putting a block in to level the front
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:12 PM
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Eh, I'd advise against a block in the front. Never done one like that, but I've heard it's not the best/safest way to go...
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putting a block in to level the front
I also advise against a block... not legel in some states, and unsafe in all... I don't even care for the 'mini-pack' type leving kits, even if they use a center bolt to hold it all together... I used a main leaf out of a spare set of stock springs with the ends/bushings cut off, leveled the truck nice... also needed to lenthen the track bar about half an inch with the added hight.
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Old 02-28-2012, 05:49 AM
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did the extra leaf make the suspension stiffer?
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Old 02-28-2012, 01:50 PM
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not noticiably... it's a truck, right? *grin*
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Old 03-03-2012, 09:15 AM
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would one leaf added to the front be enough to level the truck? i do have one kicking around. my truck is 3" low in the front.
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would one leaf added to the front be enough to level the truck? i do have one kicking around. my truck is 3" low in the front.

There is NO absolute rule. It's a truck to truck basis. The heavier springs will take less....but then you have to account for how worn the springs are.

I have 4,800# spring on the front, and they are just flat. The truck sits about 3-3.5" lower in the front.

If I had 5,600# or 6,000# springs on the front... probably would be more like 1.5-2".
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:16 AM
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so what if i just add one to the pack i have in there already?
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