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Rear Suspension Sag

So I have some considerable sag on the back of my truck. I bought the truck with some sort of lift, I'm not sure how much. My front shock measures 19.5" from bolt to bolt (eye to eye). I have 10.5" from the top of the tire to the fender with 315/75/16 tires. The rear measures 9.75" from the tire to the fender. I don't tow often, but I do have a 50 gallon WVO tank in the bed that weighs about 350 pounds when full.

I think I need some add a leafs in the rear-does anybody have any for sale? If somebody thinks I need something different please let me know!

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You could try adding some 2" blocks to the rear to level it out. When i put the lift in my Dodge it looked the same way, like it was sagging in the rear. Added some blocks and it looked right after that. Only problem with Add-A-Leafs is that you are never really sure how much rise u will actually get from them. Just my 2 cents!! :-)

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Thanks. I'm just wondering if my leaf springs are worn out and will reduce the amount of weight I can carry since they regularly sit on the "stopper" bars. (Sorry, not quite sure of the terminology!) That's why I was thinking the add-a-leafs, so I could keep my weight carrying capacity up.

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A Deaver rear mini spring pack will get you 2.5" and extra capasity..PM me if you would like additional info.

You could also use air bags.

19.5" is really close to the stock measurement of 19"+-

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