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Factory overloads

I'm confused. I was out looking at my rear leafs to get measurements of the ubolts. As I'm looking around I noticed my factory overloads are cut. They only stick out about an inch on each side past the ubolt top plate. My question is why? I don't see what you could gain from this. Any suggestions?


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Thats odd. Perhaps the PO did not need them anymore and was lazy and cut them off to avoid hitting the stops? Are the stops still present?
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I believe so. I didn't look. Was to busy scratching my head. Lol. The previous owner was a complete idiot. So nothing really amazes me.


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Yea you need to get some new overload leafs under it before you put any heavy load in the truck or you will permanently damage the spring pack.

I know why he did it; to improve the ride quality. You will surely notice a much stiffer ride once the overloads are replaced. I put a 1/4 shim plate on top of my overload leaf to give me 2-1/2 free movement before the overload comes into play. But cutting them off is crazy.

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Thanks for the reply. I haven't really put any weight on the truck. But will get on the hunt for some new overloads.


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I have a pair of overload springs off a 04 F250 I would sell. I am not going to be using them on my Excursion when I do a spring swap. I have (2) over load springs and (2) overload block/spacer. PM me a offer if you want them.
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