Stiffer rear springs
Hi guys. Been a while since I've been on here...
I apologize if this has been covered already, but I already searched a bit, and really couldn't find what I'm looking for.
My dad has a '97 ford ranger (2wd, 2.3, 5 speed) and his left rear spring broke yesterday. We were going to go and grab a set of leafs from another ford ranger, but the thing is, we use the ranger to haul heavy loads of pallets all the time, and whenever we load it up, the truck sags so much that the rear mudflaps drag the ground. lol. We don't want to break another stock spring, and we wouldn't mind being able to haul more without it sagging so much, so I thought of trying to find some stiffer springs that we could find at a junkyard when we go tommorow. I read that the explorer springs are an upgrade, but I couldn't find out how they are an upgrade. Are they much stiffer than the stock ranger springs, or are they just going to lift the truck and not be any stiffer? What years can I get the springs from if I decide to go with explorer springs? Also are there any other springs that are stiffer and will basically bolt it? We don't want to do any fab work if possible. We saw some heavy duty 5 leaf springs (rated at 1750 lbs) on rock auto, and those would be perfect, but being priced at $330 shipped, they are out of our budget. I was hoping you guys might be able to point me in the right direction. We don't care to lift the truck too much, though. (we'd prefer to keep it at stock height if possible, but a little higher is ok if it means we can haul more)