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Old 08-29-2010
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Need New Leafs

I just put a new lift in with blocks in the rear end. Unfortunately, my driver side leaf spring just failed. Instead of installing lifted leafs, I was going to go with the cheaper option of stock size. I was wondering if someone had input of where to buy new stock sized leafs. I looked for a while but couldn't find any non-lifted ones.
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why not get some used ones at a junkyard
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63 chevy spring swap!!!
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I've read a few posts about them giving out a couple months after being installed, I kinda wanted to avoid that. Or should I not really worry about it?
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sky jacker aftermarket leaves are cheaper than going the oem route

and they do ride softly with a 4 inch lift

that is the route i would have gone if were they not so expensive up here

they were actually more expensive up here than ford factory leaves

the only downside with oem ford leaves , you cannot delete the lift blocks though
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Ford Explorer leafs.

What size is your lift block? If its around 3 inches you can get away with a Ford Expo leaf pack and not need the block anymore. Click THIS to read more on how I and several other Ranger owners have solved our saggy and bad riding rear ends.
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But aren't junk leaf springs a lot more likely to break than new ones? If junkyard ones worked fine for a long time than I am more than fine with looking for them (obviously all are different but still)
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Your springs broke because of the lift block. It adds more stress on the leaf because now the axle wants to twist, instead of just going up and down with a bump. The junkyard springs that I got have an extra leaf in them, and are much much stiffer. Even if the truck I got them from had 120k on it.
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expo leafs FTW! trust me ive got em.
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