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ya mine was unloaded and i never go off roading or anything i jsut baby it, maby a couple burn outs and fast driving but thats all, its never towed anything and the moat weight in the back was prob like 450lbs of tube sand for traction on the snowey days but i now jsut put in 200lbs i dont want to strain it lol it wasent fun driving with the broken spring i could feel every peble in the road, the welder said hes never seen a ranger come in for that prob only bigger trucks like u guys said.

i jsut glad its over i dont like problems even tho it wasent a major prob

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I broke a front leaf on my stepdads 60 model ford . Only took it 35 years to get brittle , LOL .
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LOL they dont make them like they usto
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Mine snapped in the same spot on the drivers side. I had to replace both sides, because the pass side was straight accross. It wasn't convex shaped or anything. It cost me $175 to get 2 new complete leaf spring packs from ford.


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It cost me $175 to get 2 new complete leaf spring packs from ford.


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Wow, that's quite a deal you got. good job!!

The dealership here wanted around $200 for one leaf pack and not including installation....hello **** cleaning time.....no thanks..LOL

As for the leaf packs breaking from unloaded driving, that just sounds crazy. So if I'm not carrying anything, it's bad for my leaf pack? I'd surley agree to driving with an overloaded bed is bad, but it just seems too funny.

I guess anythings possible though.

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As for the leaf packs breaking from unloaded driving, that just sounds crazy. So if I'm not carrying anything, it's bad for my leaf pack? I'd surley agree to driving with an overloaded bed is bad, but it just seems too funny.

I guess anythings possible though.
I never had alot of weight in the back of the truck before they snapped. The most I ever had was a fridge and a dryer at the same time....lol

Now with the new leafs.........lol The most that i've ever had was an enclosed car race trailer fully loaded with a car, quad, 2 dirtbikes, fuel, and other nessecities. qlso another quad in the bed of my truck. All at the same time, (I felt bad for my drivetrain on that day....lol)

I guess it can happen...lol

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