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Old 04-01-2012, 10:56 AM   #1
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LEAF spring help!

Are my leaf springs shot? they are looking more than flat

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Old 04-01-2012, 02:51 PM   #2
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Put a fork in them....done.

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Get a pair of Allpro replacments.. you won't be disappointed.
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Old 04-01-2012, 06:21 PM   #5
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i was looking at an OME lift but i dont really have the money. so i guess ill just have to get just leaf springs. ill have to look at the allpro.
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They're done. You have a number of replacement options available including OME and Wheeler's Alcan leaf springs, but I recommend against trying to "repair" the problem with AALs.
or you can snap them in half wheeling....
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or you can snap them in half wheeling....
sounds like a plan to me!! maybe ill just get some new ones keep them until a TW meet and break them wheeling then everyone there can help put the new ones on.. haha
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They got a little "S" wave action going but buildable, do it on the cheap




slap 2 Chevy springs under each side, call it a day, far better than most the "new" AAL's.... You do the labor & it'll cost under a $100
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yeah there cooked....cant go wrong with allpro or OME dakar leafs...save your money and get good leafs...do it halfassed and youll be doing it again by the end of the year
agreed.. well boys it looks like i know what im spending my graduation money on.. 4" OLD MAN EMU lift. or 3.75 as they say.. im actually going to go do some pricing if yall would like to help im looking for a 4" under $2000 more around $1500 a 6" would be nice id like to get rid of that body lift! yuck
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You said you wanted a cheap "fix"


$75-$100 max for a set like this, you going to tell me that this is going to flatten out after a year ? No fuckin' way, no fuckin' how...

what a piece of shit.....






This isn't a fix , its more of a correction & an upgrade, eliminated all the axle wrap, & all the other ills the stock leafs have, but you go ahead & empty your wallet bro'... Hey the aftermarkets mentioned are all great springs, just too pricey IMO ... Just remember, this is YOUR truck, the end result for you depends on how much time & effort that YOU are willing to do as far as the research goes, I'm just saying keep your mind open to all reasonable approaches & don't get hung up on a few name brands that are always tossed around,, sorry man didn't mean to preach....
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You said you wanted a cheap "fix"


$75-$100 max for a set like this, you going to tell me that this is going to flatten out after a year ? No fuckin' way, no fuckin' how...

what a piece of shit.....






This isn't a fix , its more of a correction & an upgrade, eliminated all the axle wrap, & all the other ills the stock leafs have, but you go ahead & empty your wallet bro'... Hey the aftermarkets mentioned are all great springs, just too pricey IMO ... Just remember, this is YOUR truck, the end result for you depends on how much time & effort that YOU are willing to do as far as the research goes, I'm just saying keep your mind open to all reasonable approaches & don't get hung up on a few name brands that are always tossed around,, sorry man didn't mean to preach....

no problem dude. i like your idea. and to be honest i most likely will do it until i can get an OME lift which means i wont need to get leafs just the shocks.
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where could i get a set like that for $100 couse that sounds like a deal
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where could i get a set like that for $100 couse that sounds like a deal
ill sell you mine for $45
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if you get longer shocks with stock leafs, you run the risk of overcompressing the shock and breaking them
im not getting stock leafs.
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See that? ^^^


That's what happens if you don't fully read a post.

And you end up looking stupid.
(I didnt read that you'd take doug's suggestion, thought you were just gonna buy the shocks)

IMO, if you go that route, you may not even want to get the other leaf packs in the future...opens up money for control arms or coilovers
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IMO, if you go that route, you may not even want to get the other leaf packs in the future...opens up money for control arms or coilovers[/QUOTE]

thats what im leaning towards.
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IMO, if you go that route, you may not even want to get the other leaf packs in the future...opens up money for control arms or coilovers
thats what im leaning towards.[/QUOTE]

Sounds like my plan
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