I've had my Explorer springs on for a couple years now and I think they are perfect. They ride a tiny bit stiffer than the Ranger's originals, which is a good thing I think, and they don't sag to the bump stops when you sit on the tailgate (I weigh 170lbs not 500lbs!). I think got about 2+ inches from my Junk Yard set. I put them on after my Torsion Twist lift which was about 1.5", which gave me back a little less than a factory slant front to back. All I know about the leafs is they came off a 4 door and have three leafs and an over load spring. Now when I put my 400lb quad in the bed the Ranger rides level, not squatting to the ground like it's gonna die.
I Love my Explorer leafs! ...best $30 I've ever spent on my truck.
'03 FX4 4.0 Stepside - 33" DuraTracs, DC-2s, JBA Headers, Custom Exhaust, AEM Intake, X-Cal2, Pulleys, Winch, 3" BL, Explorer leafs...
'99 4X4 Off Road 3.0 - SOLD
I just got out of the Army (7+ years), I'm in Minnesota, I just left Korea.