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2007 leaf spring issue

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Lee, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. Sep 22, 2012 at 9:55 AM
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    Lee

    Lee [OP] leea1983

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    I have an 07 crew cab 4x4 with a fiberglass Snugtop shell on the back. The rear leaf springs are so soft that every time I go over a bump, the springs bottom out. Money is tight and I am looking for otions to beef up the rear springs. What is my better option, new rear leaf packs or an add a leaf? The current spring configuration is a 2/1 spring pack. Any thoughts would be helpfull.
     
  2. Sep 22, 2012 at 10:13 AM
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    Plannerman99

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    AALs tend to be cheaper, but (generally) a new spring pack would last longer.
     
  3. Sep 22, 2012 at 10:19 AM
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    Do you have a brand that you recommend?
     
  4. Sep 22, 2012 at 9:26 PM
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  5. Sep 23, 2012 at 2:54 AM
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    I also have the 07 crew cab with a snugtop and my leafpack was also weak . So i just added the aal and it raised my truck almost 2 inches and it doesn't hit on the bump stops anymore. Worked out just fine for me.
     
  6. Sep 23, 2012 at 8:33 PM
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    What brand did you buy?
     
  7. Sep 23, 2012 at 8:36 PM
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    wheeler or toytec AALs are cheap and work well
     
  8. Sep 23, 2012 at 9:03 PM
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    Thanks, I will look into it. Did you change out to a longer shock as well?
     
  9. Sep 23, 2012 at 10:07 PM
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    Nope your stock ones will work :thumbsup:
     
  10. Sep 24, 2012 at 12:19 PM
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    Be sure to torque the leafs down to 73 ft/lbs. I solved most of my rear suspension problems just by doing that.
     
  11. Sep 24, 2012 at 12:25 PM
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    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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    ^^If you want to stay at stock height, or close to it, I'd talk to this guy or go with air bags.

    Throwing an AAL into an already tired leaf pack is just a band aid. In a couple years, you'll be looking for another fix.
     
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