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post #1 of 15 Old 04-08-2012, 05:43 AM Thread Starter
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Add a Leaf help

If you have add a leaf experience i want your advice! My 06 f350 sags a bit when hooking up to the trailer. I would like to stiffen up the rear with adding leafs (i know it may be a bit harsher ride) I've seen some add a leafs are shorter than others. What ones do i want? Who makes the best "kit"?
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check into air bags, that wont make it ride harsh when you are not towing heavy

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I'm looking to add a single leaf spring vs airbags.
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I will add my .02 cents to this. My truck came with helper springs. Now this is nice when you are towing, my truck has yet to meet its match while doing so and it has never sagged at all. I tow conventional campers and gooseneck campers/trailers with no complaints. As something that can be described as my "blonde" moment I have even dropped the fifth wheel camper on the back bed once while trying to hook up blind with no help, truck didn't get phased by it. Now as far as the ride goes it rides like a brick house. Highway is ok, most seconday roads are fine if they have new blacktop, but once you get off the highway and hit the backroads the truck ride is crap. My buddy has the same truck, just one year newer (mines an 05 dually) and he just put on air bags all the way around the truck from Firestone and his truck rides like a Caddy. Springs will get the job done, but airbags are the best way to go if you have the funds, not to mention the weight you save and the increase in fuel mileage from the reduced weight. Hope this helps.
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I'm just looking for a cheap solution for the time being before i get more serious about towing and add air bags. I looked on Rough Country's website and couldn't find rear add a leafs.
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Yea the cheap option would be to just add a leaf... how about a custom spring/leaf shop. We have an awesome one here in DE called Blue Hen Spring Works. They are hands down the best when it comes to springs, leafs, or lineups/front ends on the super duty.
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I'm on Top Gun Customz website and see short and long rear add a leafs. Which ones do i want?
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Short should be the ones that go over top while the long ones are the ones that mount up with the existing leafs. Since I have no idea what you are actually looking at though just read what they are for. If you have any questions shoot them a call or email, since today is Easter you probably won't hear back from them until Monday at the earliest.
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Short should be the ones that go over top while the long ones are the ones that mount up with the existing leafs. Since I have no idea what you are actually looking at though just read what they are for. If you have any questions shoot them a call or email, since today is Easter you probably won't hear back from them until Monday at the earliest.
I THINK the longer leaf spring would give you a better ride over the short spring.

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