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Leaf Spring Question

My truck was in an accident a few weeks back. The lady drove down the side of my truck and hit the tire which in turn pushed driverside tire into front bumper. Bodyshop is replacing leaf springs on that side but do they need to replace pass side also ? I think they should
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Make sure they use Ford springs not aftermarket copys. Drivers side usually is lower from the fuel tank and driver so may end up level with just new on that side.
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I would replace both for equal wear/ride. Springs do sag with age.

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I would think they both should be.

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I calling body shop to let them know I want both done. I also think both should be done. I'll let ya know how I make out
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Well I guess I'm getting a used spring from a truck that has close to the same miles as mine. WTF!
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Insurance companies suck. That sounds like something they would do.

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Sounds like you need to raise hell with your agent and make them show you where used parts are acceptable. If they can, then I'd be looking for a new insurance agency.

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If I were you I would definitely raise hell with the insurance company, If by some reason they still will only give you a used one I'd simply explain to them that
it's always recommended that when one side is replaced to do the other side as well this way both leaf springs experience the same amount of wear and the vehicle remains level. If you replace one side there is a chance the vehicle won't be level from side to side because the amount of arch left in the old spring compared to the new spring.
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