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Leaf spring broke

My passenger side leaf spring broke. Who's got a cheap but good way to replace them? WHat springs are needed to give it a little lift?

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Junkyard run? Maybe find some ranger springs. Explorer springs give about 2 inches of lift.

You might have already known that though.
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JY is pretty common
When i did my springs, i found a set of Expo leafs on CL for 100 bucks
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Thanks for the response guys.

Are Explorer springs a direct bolt in? Also, Is this something I could do with basic tools in my driveway? If so, what steps do I need to follow?
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Thanks for the response guys.

Are Explorer springs a direct bolt in? Also, Is this something I could do with basic tools in my driveway? If so, what steps do I need to follow?
Yes, Maybe.
These:
Spray everything down with PB-blaster or your penetrating grease of choice.
you'll need a socket set. Metric i think.
Anyways. work one side at a time. you need to take the Shackle bolts, U-bolts, and Shock off to let the truck and axle relax.
remove the old spring and stuff the new one in. reverse procedure.
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Sweet.

Last question:
What year Expo leafs do I need to get? I might buy 'em brand new instead of a JY run if they're gonna give me about a 2" lift.
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like 95-02 or something. that body style.
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I KNEW I saw a how-to on this...
https://www.ranger-forums.com/suspension-tires-wheels-125/how-explorer-leaf-swap-install-105818/


GREAT how-to. Still kinda nervous about doing it myself though. lol
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Hey, chk the rear spring hangers while you are at it !

Always seem to rot out in the Northeast.
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When I took it to the local leaf spring maker, they climbed underneath and said that the hangers were in good shape.
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