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View Poll Results: What should I do with my rear springs?
Chevy Spring swap 2wd 5 29.41%
Chevy Spring swap 4wd 1 5.88%
Explorer leaf springs 0 0%
Current leaf springs with AAL 2 11.76%
New ranger leaf springs 4 23.53%
Something else 5 29.41%
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Another Rear Spring thread

My springs are shot. They have been for a while. THey sit almost flat. With the topper on there now I think it has contributed to their further flatness. I need new ones. I need some new ones with a higher payload. I really don't think I want a chevy spring swap. At first I thought I did but after reading some things about they truck not driving straight after a chevy spring swap I am second guessing it.

What do you think my best option is?

If you think a chevy spring swap is my best option then talk me into it.

Is my best bet some explorer leafs?

What about just adding an AAL?

I am open to all ideas.
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i vote new rear springs with aal's
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i voted new ranger springs unless you are gonna do a suspension lift
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i vote new LIFTED Ranger leafs......you can get anything from 2" to 6" lift springs that BOLT into a Rangers hangers......and they have an increased payload over the stockers...
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I think Chevy Springs all the way, with the stock 2wd Chevy springs it will not track one way or the other. The only ones that have problems not going straight are the ones with the procomp lift springs for a chevy.

You want added payload? Better ride? More flex? Do the extra leg work and put the chevy springs on there.
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I think Chevy Springs all the way, with the stock 2wd Chevy springs it will not track one way or the other. The only ones that have problems not going straight are the ones with the procomp lift springs for a chevy.

You want added payload? Better ride? More flex? Do the extra leg work and put the chevy springs on there.
Aha. So people with stock chevy springs have had no problems with tracking one way or the other?
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You want Better ride?
ooo the Skyjacker lifted leafs for a Ranger are 10000x better than stock....
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ooo the Skyjacker lifted leafs for a Ranger are 10000x better than stock....

might be but what is that the payload on them suckers
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Aha. So people with stock chevy springs have had no problems with tracking one way or the other?

I had 0 issues when I had the stock 2wd Chevy Springs, Evan (rangererv) has them too and he has no problems he loves them.

I have installed the Chevy leaf springs (2 procomp springs and 2 stock 2wd Springs) 4 times. Its really not that bad of a job.
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I had 0 issues when I had the stock 2wd Chevy Springs, Evan (rangererv) has them too and he has no problems he loves them.

I have installed the Chevy leaf springs (2 procomp springs and 2 stock 2wd Springs) 4 times. Its really not that bad of a job.
hardest part is getting the stock rivets out, I did my chevy springs in about a hour and a half by myself, but all i had was a grinder so it took a while to get the rivets out. If you have a good air chisel im sure it would be alot easyer.
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hardest part is getting the stock rivets out, I did my chevy springs in about a hour and a half by myself, but all i had was a grinder so it took a while to get the rivets out. If you have a good air chisel im sure it would be alot easyer.

Air chisel would be awesome. Actually any air tools would be great but unfortunately I have no compressor. I thought I was getting one for my birthday but I got a hands free device and a bench vise instead. Oh yeah and of course a near rear.

I have a grinder I don't mind sitting there grinding away metal. I will just get out the ear plugs and go to town.
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a grinder and a hammer with the common wrenches and sockets and you should be good to go.

you will need to drill 2 new holes per side.

not to mention you need to pull the bed off the truck
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a grinder and a hammer with the common wrenches and sockets and you should be good to go.
that is what me and Scott D. (big04ranger) did when we replaced my springs hangers on my truck.......not too bad....grind the head off, punch out the rivit with a vice grips and a punch.....
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You do not need to remove he bed.. I had them on my ranger and they rode better than my stock springs... I got them from a JY for 100 or you can buy them new for prob 200.
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a grinder and a hammer with the common wrenches and sockets and you should be good to go.

you will need to drill 2 new holes per side.

not to mention you need to pull the bed off the truck

i thought the holes you needed were already there.. guess not

and you can get em at a junk yard for probably 100
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Two new holes needed to be drilled.
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Two new holes needed to be drilled.
on each side...
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Yeah, sorry, that is what I ment...
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