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post #1 of 3 Old 07-11-2011, 04:57 PM Thread Starter Rookie
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Question about leaf springs

I just bought a '00 F250 and my right rear leaf spring snapped. My truck has a 6" lift on it, and my question is..

When I get new springs for the rear, do I need to find special ones because of the lift or will any old fitting leaf spring do?
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does your lift use blocks for the rear, or does it have lift springs? If it uses blocks, any spring will do. If it is a lift spring, you need to replace both sides to ensure it sits properly-used springs tend to sag-one new spring, and one used will cause issues (unless you find a matching used lift spring, which I doubt). Id consider a set of deaver rear springs with a 6" lift. They ride better than OEM.

If it's not the main leaf that is broken, you can have a spring shop make you a new leaf. Pictures?

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It depends on how your lift acheives its lift. It it is all done through a spacer block, which I doubt it is, then you can just get a factory setup. But probably since it is that much lift then it has a non factory leaf setup. But a good spring shop can make you a new spring pack to your dimensions. If it is a middle leaf then you could just get a single leaf and not get a whole spring pack.

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