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add-a-leaf on front spring?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by makovai, Oct 31, 2006.

  1. makovai

    makovai 1/2 ton status

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    3 months ago i bought brand new superlift 6" springs for the front of my rig. The 8" were the same price but i didn't have long enough brake lines so i just bought 6". Now i need the 8's. I was trying to work somthing out on C/L when i guy wrote me an email and said just put an add-a-leaf in the 6's. Anybody ever done this on front springs? It kinda seems like it would work ok. I just need the approval from fellow board members to do it:D

    Sure would be alot cheaper than buying another set of springs. And if i do i'm gonna buy skyjacker 8" softrides to match my new rear softrides. but i cant really afford it.
     
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    southernspeed 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    It'll make your ride much stiffer.
     
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    What about adding a zero rate for an extra inch of lift?
     
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    shane74 1/2 ton status

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    Bingo! :)
     
  5. makovai

    makovai 1/2 ton status

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    i need the full 2". I am considering 0 rates and longer shackles. Hmmm, actually i just thought of that. In all reality i would prefer the 8" springs but 0 rates and longer shackles might be a cheap alternitive.
    Whatcha guys think of that?
     
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    My front suspension is 6": Tuff Country EZ-ride springs w/ a set of 1" extended shackles and 1" add-a-leaf. I offset the front springs 1" forward to get out of the back of the fender well when I'm stuffed. Works well for me so far.
     

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