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Leaf Spring Upgrade...Has anyone done this?

I found this over on Explorerforums and was wondering if anyone has done this to a Ranger? I think I might try it. They are taking 5 leaf F-150 springs and using all the leafs but the main with the eyes. Then bolting them to the rangers main with the eyes. The springs are the same width so it works good. It gives lift and makes a stiff leaf pack.
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doesnt sound like a bad idea. i would do it.
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Search sport trac spring.
A few people here have swapped directly from a sport trac or 4 door explorer and got a firmer pack with a little bit of lift.
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I know about the sport trac upgrade, but cannot find a junkyard with springs. I have searched a lot. The f-150 springs are easy to find and cheap.
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The explorer springs should also be easy to find. Just giving some other ideas, that's all.
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isnt that the same as doing the AAL?
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why not use the 63" chevy springs? you'll get firmer leafs, a little lift and more travel.
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This seems like less work than the 63" chevy springs. I wouldn't even have to remove the main leaf on my truck. Just remove u-bolts, cut center bolt, and install f-150 springs. Then reinstall everything. If someone knows of a junkyard with Sport Trac springs could you let me know because I am having no luck.
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springs

If your looking for a firmer ridding spring that will give you more wheel travel look at the springs deaver makes their F-31 pre-runner pack for the ford ranger. It has like 7 leafs they also make a race pack with like 10 leafs, but if your not running a lot of weight in the back; like a roll cage, fuel cell and spare tires I would go with the 7 leaf pack. Found on Off Road Warehouses site they have them on sale.
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Those Deaver's are nice, but they are pricey. I have looked at them before. If I had the money that is what I would do. I can do this mod. for probably less than $100.
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I'm running an f150 leaf pack minus the main leaf. they are from a 92(I think) f150. They are a little firm on speed bumps and potholes, but not horrible. I think they lifted about 3 inches as I have lift spindles and my truck sits at about stock rake(1" higher in back).
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