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Old 12-16-2010, 03:52 PM   #1
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Flat springs

When my pickup is unladen in the bed, the leaf springs look flat to slightly negatively arched.

I just bought 240 pounds of tube sand to aid in winter traction, and now the springs are very noticeably arched. What causes a truck with 37k miles to have springs that are completely shot?

I've seen the other threads that show that the only two things that can be done are re-arching or a new spring pack.

This is about as heavy a load as I ever plan to run the truck with on a regular basis, and was thinking of the Wheeler's Alcan pack as a potential replacement since used TSB leaf springs seem difficult to come by. Not too fond of the $600 price, and I also wonder if the 2" of lift given is too much.

What are other options? Not interested in Dakars or the 3" All Pro pack, either.
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Old 12-16-2010, 05:49 PM   #2
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Just install an AAL. That should take care of your problem for the most part. But you may need to lift the front a bit too afterwards.
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buy new leafs. if they suck you might as well get all new leafs then having 1 leaf holding up the bad ones
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Old 12-17-2010, 08:58 PM   #4
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For now I've decided to do nothing. The load is not causing the springs to touch the overload leaves.
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Old 12-18-2010, 01:03 PM   #5
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im thinking about putting new leaf springs and shocks. im going with the orginal bilstein shokcs. does anyone know of any good leafs?
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Just last night I replaced my leafs with Dakars and I feel like I have a new truck!!! I also found a blown shock so I went to Kartek this morning to get some rebuild kits!
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