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Got an Add-a-Leaf question

I just bought an add a leaf from Top Gun Customz and its the Rough Country one that goes on the bottom of the spring pack. I have a leveling kit on the truck right now but when I put weight in the back of the truck it sags even with 1k pounds back there. My question is will it still sag that why even with this leaf? I know it will raise it 2 inches without weight back there, but will it continue to sag the way it does now even with the add a leaf?


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"normally" add a leaves work when youre loaded, you want a little sag when you put weight back there. If you dont you will hace the roughest riding truck ever. I dont want to sound like an a$$, but leveling kits are made to level a stock truck, when you put weight back there the front is higher than the back. i understand you put the add a leave and that raised it 2", but my old truck had a leveling kit on it and i had to put 4" on the back to make it have the stock truck stance. my stock suspension f350 lowers probably 4-5" when i hook up my 24' stock trailer (just trailer not loaded) dont have a clue what tounge weight is.

What i would do: return add a leaves, find 4" blocks somewhere (they are cheap), and get some air bags. air bags when air'ed down truck will ride like stock, and air them up a little when you haul somthin.
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"normally" add a leaves work when youre loaded, you want a little sag when you put weight back there. If you dont you will hace the roughest riding truck ever. I dont want to sound like an a$$, but leveling kits are made to level a stock truck, when you put weight back there the front is higher than the back. i understand you put the add a leave and that raised it 2", but my old truck had a leveling kit on it and i had to put 4" on the back to make it have the stock truck stance. my stock suspension f350 lowers probably 4-5" when i hook up my 24' stock trailer (just trailer not loaded) dont have a clue what tounge weight is.

What i would do: return add a leaves, find 4" blocks somewhere (they are cheap), and get some air bags. air bags when air'ed down truck will ride like stock, and air them up a little when you haul somthin.
350's already come with 4" inch blocks.


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i understand they come with 4" blocks, but when you level the truck you lift the front only how ever much (3-4").

you have 3 options:

1. you need to either take the leveling kit off so that youre not looking at the sky when loaded.
2. get air bags and when you tow air them up to 90 lbs, and your truck will ride like a bulldozer.
3.get another 4" of rear lift so that you can tow and your truck will sag to level no matter how much weight you have and itll ride fine.
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The leveling kit only raised the front end 2.5 inches. Well I'm going to find out the answer to my question cause I'm having that leaf installed on monday. Hopefully it will work out. If not oh well not out that much money.


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Yes, the add a leaf will stiffen your rear suspension.



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im not trying to be an a$$ just went through the same deal with my last ruck.... i chose to go with air bags. but if the leaves are the same as the lift in the front it should work fine. but dont think youll be totally please with them, after you run air bags on a truck you wont do anything else.
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