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Old 10-02-2010
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Do I need new springs

I have an 03 2x4 xlt. The truck only has 40k on the clock, It looked like nothing was ever carried in the bed when I found it.

The rear has a bad sag when it is empty. I have put new shock on it but it is still sags. Did they put bad spring on my truck? If I have to put new spring on are there any inexpensive lift kits to look at for this 2x4? Would air shock help the high and keep a soft ride?

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if your leafs are flat with no arch then yes time to consider some new ones
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Old 10-18-2010
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I got 2004 4X4 -Right rear is running 1.25 inches higher then left. Both bottom leafs are kicked out ward. what should i do? Getting ready to go to 265/75 tires. Add another leaf, kick small base plate leafs back in? Shocks look good.


2004 XLT 4x4, 265 75 R16 Cooper STT's, 4.10 8.8inch, Rancho Shocks, T-Bar crank
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i would say to both of you yes you need new springs there is a lot of places that have them and there not that expensive i bought new ones for mine and paid 300$ for both sides there is a thread on this and he paid like 99$ each the thread is (99 leaf springs+shocks) i know LMC truck has them
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go to your local jy and pull some explorer leaves from a 4 dr. i got mine from a 99. they will raise the rear about 2 inches.
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