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Are my leaf spring packs shot?

So since I bought this truck my leaf spring packs just have never looked right to me. Today I was looking the truck and noticed there is a huge gap between each of my leafs. Also it looks like I am missing a leaf as the clamp as a gap the size of a leaf. Also my dads ranger and the Mazda at the junkyard has 4 leafs while mine only has 3. Also the leafs on the driver side are not lined up.

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Driver side leafs. The very top one is also shifted over more then the middle one
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i would say so.....
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they look a little bit beat, how flat are they? any curve or metal memory left in em
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yeah i have one on the driver's side that is slightly shifted over, but i havnt noticed anything wrong.
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they look a little bit beat, how flat are they? any curve or metal memory left in em
They don't look like they are flat, but I guess tomorrow I will start replacing them. I have enough money for one, I'll ask my dad if I can borrow $25 for the other side.

I have also been getting a lot of vibrations coming from the back lately when accelerating. Could this be causing the vibs?

Edit: Just asked my dad if he could loan me the money for the other side and he said yes. So I will defiantly be getting the leaf packs for the truck tomorrow.

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just had the same exact problem, over the weekend man. i bought some explorer springs, and wow rides so much better. also i was getting vibrations like you, and it fixed it. good luck with it, my old packs had to be grinded out, the bolts were so rusted.
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just had the same exact problem, over the weekend man. i bought some explorer springs, and wow rides so much better. also i was getting vibrations like you, and it fixed it. good luck with it, my old packs had to be grinded out, the bolts were so rusted.
This truck has almost no rust on it, I'll spray them with some pb tonight just to be sure though. A wrench, a ratchet and a breaker bar should get them off. And the truck at the junkyard has even less rust than mine.
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