"Rough Pavement" 1, Leaf Springs 0 - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource
Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiast!

Go Back   Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource Arrow Ranger-Forums Technical Forum Arrow Suspension Tech

Suspension Tech General discussion of suspension for the Ford Ranger.

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-01-2008
Thread Starter

iTrader: (1)
I am: Josh Heaton
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Portage, IN
Vehicle: 1997 Ranger XLT
Posts: 350
Total Props: 0
"Rough Pavement" 1, Leaf Springs 0

So long story short I had a bit of noise in the back end. Both leaf springs have snapped in half (middle leaf only), and the passenger side had worked its way out and was scraping things. It's secured in place right now with a LOT of wire.

Not good times.

So, several questions. Can I change these myself? Seems I would be concerned about keeping the rear axle aligned right. If so, where can I get new leafs? Nobody carries them around here.
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
Old 07-01-2008
08XLT4x4's Avatar
iTrader: (7)
I am: ( . )( . ) !
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: bomba shack
Vehicle: 2008 XLT 4x4
Posts: 3,257
Total Props: -1
should be pretty easy to get new leaf springs. do a search on google or go to the local ford stealership
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
Old 07-01-2008
0RangerEdge2's Avatar
iTrader: (2)
I am: Tyler N.
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Ohio
Vehicle: 2002 Ranger FX4
Drive Type: 4x4
Engine: 4.0
Posts: 2,593
Total Props: 0
Try a local junkyard. Most vehicles are involved in head on or side collisions, so I'm sure you could find a decent set of leaf springs. Especially being in the Chicago area.

I'd say if you weren't 3 hours from me you could have my old ones for cheap.

As far as changing them yourself, it's not too difficult. If you have jack stands you should be fine. The center bolt through the leaf springs automatically centers itself on the spring plate and on the spring perch on the axle. No need to make sure it's ' aligned ' right.

2002 Explorer Sport 4x4 | 4.0L SOHC V6
Long AAL | Torsion Crank | 32s & 15x8s
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
Old 07-02-2008
5speedin2.3's Avatar
I am: Daniel K
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Livonia, Mi
Vehicle: 1997 Ford Ranger XLT
Posts: 12
Total Props: 0
Any 93-08 leaf spring will fit, I would try to get some off a newer ranger.

Call around to local spring shops, They shouldn't be that expensive.
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
Old 07-02-2008
Fx4wannabe01's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (23)
I am: Shane B
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Boring, Oregon
Vehicle: 2001 Ford Ranger
Posts: 21,721
Total Props: 8
Super easy swap...just hard to find jackstands tall enough! lol.

The rear axle is located to the leafspring and the leafspring centering pin. No alignmnet is needed, it's done for you.
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
4" Leaf springs or 6" for superlifted 2003 Blacktruckbrown Suspension Tech 13 05-29-2014 07:10 PM
Explorer leaf springs vs. Sport Trac leaf springs PUNKROCKPILOT Suspension Tech 53 03-14-2014 10:17 AM
8.8 out of a 94 exploder with leaf springs. will the springs fit my 98? Sonic04Edge Suspension Tech 9 05-27-2011 03:36 PM
Superlift with 4" or 6" Skyjacker Leaf Springs?? KLC Suspension Tech 7 06-26-2009 07:27 AM
4" lift leaf springs and 3" DJM rear flip kit OmniRob23 Suspension Tech 7 05-16-2008 02:36 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:37 AM.