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Front end sag. Dumb idea or doable?

My early 99 with 4" Superlift is looking a little saggy in the front end. Not enough that I want to run out and drop another $1000 on a new lift but it could use a little pick me up.

Could I run it with my old front end leveling kit helper springs? I believe they were 1" springs. It's just a thought. I'd do not want to do anything that would jeopordize safety or cause more headaches. Just seemed like a quick, easy and free fix.

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Why not just get the springs re arched? Any spring shop could do it for you, probably cost $200 and it will ride better than adding the helper springs.

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Problem is no spring shop around for a couple hours drive. Removal, trying to get a day off work, hoping they can do it the same day and then another day to install.

I could probably live with the sag before going through all of that.

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Just get some shackles
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Maybe a small add-a-leaf? I just did that for my rear end

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Just get some shackles

That was my first thought. But since I had these lying around it got me to thinking.

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Maybe a small add-a-leaf?
Thats what these are.

Early 99 F250 King Ranch conversion C.C. 4x4, BTS Tranny w/ 6.0 cooler, DP-Tuner, 06 Frontend conversion, ISSPRO Gauges, AFE Stage 2 w/Pro Gaurd, 4" MBRP exhaust, 4" SuperLift, Bilstein Shocks, 35" Toyo Open Country MT's, 20" BMF Novakane Death Metals. RuffStock Front Replacement WrapAround, Rear Bumper & Headache Rack. Kenwood Excelon DVD/Sirius/Ipod/Video Deck, 12" flipdown monitor in the back, JL Audio Subs, Boston Components,1200 Watts of Power. Pre Pump Mod.
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go for it... worst case, you make it ride a little rougher with the added leaf... I did that to the stock spring packs on my red truck, I had a apare set of stock spring packs, took one of the leafs and added it to what was on the truck, only cost me new center bolts and an hour to cut/sleave/weld to lenthen the track bar in my case, and was done. Ride wasn't objectionably rougher, and I'm happy with how it set the truck...

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