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Anyone Running Carli's Full rear leaf spring upgrade?

I was wondering if anyone is running Carlis full leaf spring upgrade and how it rides and handles compared to the mini packs or stock. Let me know your thoughts Thanks

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It's a night and day difference. Remember alot of your road feel comes from the back end of the truck. That is one of the biggest improvement's you can do for an HD truck, but it's not always for everyone...
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Well I hardly tow but maybe twice a year so I'd like a smooth ride. But I'm
Thinking the full leaf upgrade instead of the mini pack would be better.


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The full leaf's will be much smoother then mini pack's. You figure a mini pack is designed to replace and overload spring. It is much softer then an overload by fair but it's still another spring rate added to your stock leaf's. Mini's are for the person that want's a little bit better ride then stock but not totally diminish bed capacity and towing capabilites.

Your like me it sound's like. I rarely tow. The full spring allows the axle full suspension travel and offer's the best on road possible

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Okay thanks for you response. I didn't see this before I pm'd you back.


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Here's a couple pics of our full leafs on towing duty last weekend. This is the first time I actually towed anything significant with them. I was actually surprised on how well they held the weight. It is a 2 hour haul to get out to Barstow, where we were testing our race truck. I had complete confidence the whole time. There was no sway, or excessive dipping in the rear.
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Looks great sage. I can't wait for my kit to show up. I'm excited to see how those full leafs perform. I drive some country back roads which can be rough and bumpy at times.


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I have a question for you. I have a 1999 f350 and when i turn the wheel back and forth it seams to roll and when pulling my trailer if i get any wind it is scarry, do you think this might help.


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I have a question for you. I have a 1999 f350 and when i turn the wheel back and forth it seams to roll and when pulling my trailer if i get any wind it is scarry, do you think this might help.

Do you have an aftermarket lift block in the rear?
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No i dont, i only have a leveling kit on the front


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