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Leaf springs off old Ford flatbed: bad idea?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Yodatacotuesdays, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. Apr 11, 2013 at 5:14 PM
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    Yodatacotuesdays

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    Was going to buy $400 Allpro springs (still might) but figured I should check the local pick-n-pull. Found old springs from a Ford flatbed for $70. My only concern is if these springs would be too much for my truck and make the ride really awkward. Guess I could just use some of the leafs...?
     
  2. Apr 11, 2013 at 5:34 PM
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    DevL

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    Nothing wrong if you get the eye to eye length, leaf width and spring rate you want.
     
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  4. Apr 11, 2013 at 9:07 PM
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    OP, what you ask is perfectly acceptable (using some of the leafs)

    just make sure that whatever you use for donor springs are as close to stock as possible... i.e; width/thickness are first priority, I've been building/rebuilding Tacoma leafpacks for a couple years now with awesome results, click the link in my sig if you have any questions...:)
     
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