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Broke a leaf spring

Well driving my truck last night i kept hearing this clinking noise and it didnt sound like my exhaust so when i got it home i looked under the truck with a flash light and well there it was i broke the middle leaf spring. well now im trying to find some explorer leafs so i can get around 2 inches of lift.


so i want a high spring rate leaf because of how much i tow and weight in my bed.


what are the codes the the leafs like the tbars like the #1s are the stiffest. what would the stiffest leaf spring be?


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did you not notice the leaf bad or starting to go bad by it sliding out of the pack when you did your explorer axle swap swap?

I mean its kind of hard to miss when your doing that type of work so you claimed to do.

Did you put shocks on yet?
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no they were fine and it never slid out it broke at the center and its because i dont have shocks on its my own fault.


but i have a good excuse to put explorer leafs on now
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no they were fine and it never slid out it broke at the center and its because i dont have shocks on its my own fault.


but i have a good excuse to put explorer leafs on now
its not because you dont have shocks, all rangers have a problem with the middle leaf sliding out of the pack breaking.

My 98 did it about 4 years ago and the place i took it to says they have rangers coming in daily with the problem and while i was there, there was 3-4 rangers getting worked on as well with the same problem.

Still no excuse to be driving your truck around with no shocks talk about a hack job of a swap.
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well its good to hear that it wasnt my shocks that did it
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Why the f are you driving around with no shocks anyway?
It's a good way to lose control of the truck and run in to something.
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well im sry im busy and the guy that was going to weld them on is busy as hell to. Its not like i drive me truck everyday


I asked a simple question it would be great if someone would answer it
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I think its time for a new truck man. Buy mine.
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haha i already have a car payment my truck went 267k on the stock leafs i think its time to up grade them
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I thought you got that car as a present? Sounds like its time to make a junkyard run! My manual says the leaf packs are 3, C and K. So I'm guessing 3 is the strongest, that is 04 though so the other years might be different.
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i got the car as a gift because i didn't have a reliable vehicle that i wasn't putting money into every weekend to keep on the road but i still have to make the payment

Thanks Trent
What is that under on the door sticker i forget
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having no shocks.... could have been a reason it broke?
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I thought you got that car as a present? Sounds like its time to make a junkyard run! My manual says the leaf packs are 3, C and K. So I'm guessing 3 is the strongest, that is 04 though so the other years might be different.

C is the tow package, so that means you'll have stiffer leafs, because that's what mine has.
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Explorer leafs arent the same ratings as the ranger. I've never found that info yet either. Every thread I've read about explorer leaf spring swaps used leafs out of a 91-94 4 door 4x4 with 4 leafs in the pack. I have the same but i havent put them on yet. Sorry I cant be more help. Good luck!
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i can use explorer leaf springs out of any year exploder with leaf springs
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then git-r-dun
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i can use explorer leaf springs out of any year exploder with leaf springs
dont forget the shocks
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do it up!!
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The tabs broke from simply going over bumps? Either K or C rated Ranger springs would do the job, C being a little stiffer.
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I actually drove my truck with no shocks for a couple of days when I first got my Deavers. I thought it was smooth at first but quickly figured out it was too bouncy to stand for very long.
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I actually drove my truck with no shocks for a couple of days when I first got my Deavers. I thought it was smooth at first but quickly figured out it was too bouncy to stand for very long.
Yeah its not that bad you. its like when your first start driving with out a rear sway bar you drive a little slower and my cautious


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wow this thread was really worth the read
just replace your third gen with mine and it'll be okay
send me the title and i will come get the truck lol i would love to have your truck man but i love mine and i dont care what anyone says
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cant you guys just give some positive feedback and be done with it...
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So I just went through this thread and deleted all of your deconstructive bullcrap built up teenage testosterone idiotic replies. I don't know what it is about some of you that you just can't get by a single day without being total *******s. I'm so sick of this crap every damn day here from the SAME PEOPLE ALL THE TIME.

So I'm done chasing you around cleaning up after your inability to control yourselves. I'm just going to start issuing forth temporary bans until you grow the hell up.
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Thanks Matt, glad your around here man, keep it up. Cam, I say get the chebby springs and weld your tabs better.
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Not sure about the older rangers, but I replaced my stock leafs with explorer leafs on my 03 and I added in the AAL while i was there...

As much as you tow, I would get some AAL's before you install them
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