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Old 06-17-2010
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Rear Leafs Question: Does anyone know how get better payload?

Hey guys. Long time lurker here. Does anyone know if there are rear leafs you can swap in to get a better payload on your Ranger. I'm not really looking for lift, just better payload. Let me know your thoughts.
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Helper Spring, try a local Truck Shop or Spring Shop.
Watch out for the rear hangers they are the weak point, no matter how much spring you put in if you overload the truck too much the perches will break or at least crack.
if looking at really heavy loads, look into new Spring HD Perches and Shackles.

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I would be looking at a set of air bags. You can swap to a thicker leaf back, or helper springs but it makes the ride rougher, and if your like most people you drive around with the truck bed empty far more than you have it fully loaded. The air bags will help level out the truck and improve the ride while loaded, but neither the bags or helper springs can truly increase the payload.
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