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Explorer Leafs, which ones

So I am going to Pull-A-Part on Tuesday to pick up some leaf spring for my 8.8 and I need to know which codes to get. When I search them up on car-part.com it says:

(spring code), code F
(spring code), code H
(spring code), code L
(spring code), code U

I have no idea what, if any, is the difference. Or if it matters. All I know is my leafs are too soft, I don't want any saggys (who does), and I these should lift my rear end about 2 inches.

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When I went I just found the beefiest looking one. lol. Have no clue of the code because the door was missing of the rig I took mine out of. However it was a 94 Mazda Navajo 4wd.
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i found this so far:

2 (01-05 Sport Trac Towing Package)
C (Ranger FX4 Level II)
F (95-00 Explorer 4dr 4-leaf)
H (95-00 Explorer Eddie Bauer/Limited AWD Air Ride 4-leaf)
L (95-00 Explorer 2dr 3" wide monoleaf)
U (90-94 Explorer 4dr 4x4 4-leaf)
V (90-94 Explorer 2dr 4x4 3-leaf)
W (Explorer 3-leaf)

So I'm think F's off of a 95-00 4 door Explorer or U's off of a 90-94 Explorer. I heard that the higher in the alphabet, the stiffer the spring so that would make W's the best. But I want 4 leafs, not 3.
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I'm curious to this as well
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I'm curious to this as well
I went and got mine last week. Here is the deal:

Don't the codes, they are not needed.

Go to the JY and find ANY FOUR DOOR 4x4 97+ Explorer or Mountaineer (the ones with round front ends and headlights). Each pack should have 4 leafs. 2 door Expos will not work. 2WD Expos will not work.

Pop off the u-bolts nuts on the bottom of the axle (4 per leaf) they are 18mm, and the shackle bolts (2 per leaf). They were like 3/4 or something normal like that. Do them in that order.

The rear shackle bolt may be seized. Take a hack saw, you may need it.

Take some penetrating spray (like liquid wrench or PB Plaster). Spray down all the nuts and bolt with it.
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