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Rear Leaf Springs

i am going to lift my truck with shackles(belltech). Will sag from weight in the back of the truck be the same as now-little to none, or will it be more pronounced because of the lift? Basically what it boils down to, is do I need to put in an add-a-leaf or should I be good to go?
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the Belltech shackles will give you roughly 2" above were it sits now....
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using the shackles will but a different stress on the springs. do you do alot of towing? hauling?
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i tow my bass boat. aluminum hull, single axle trailer, maybe 1500 lbs.
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you should be fine with 1500lbs.
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I just wanted to make sure, i saw a lifted truck with a load in its bed yesterday and the back was sagging real bad. With Sonic Blue I gotta always look good!!!!
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actually in 06 its not Sonic Blue. lol

Vista Blue.

as for the lift in the rear it will help some but not that much. to gain some lift AAL is better.
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NONONO my friend. mine is sonic blue tutone(grey on bottom) FX4 off road. Vista Blue started in 07.
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what is your paint code?
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sn--trust me dude. I work at the ford dealer. I have the window sticker in my desk. ok, here is the deal sealer--i have friends that call my truck the "Barbie" truck because it turns purple in certain light.
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dude.....'05 WAS THE LAST YEAR FORD MADE A RANGER WITH SONIC BLUE PAINT...
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sorry---06
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thanks for the back up Chris
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lol Frank I was not arguing with you I just thought 05 was the last year.

SN is sonic blue, like you mentioned
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Yup my 06 is sonic blue too...know-it-alls
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wont an aal lift it about the same and give you better load capacity??

and although i like my "purple" truck because you dont see thjis color often, the comments are getting kinda anoying..

yay sonic purple!

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alright. I plan to lift my truck with shackles maybe a 3 inch?
where should i go to get the part? does it matter?
and what should i do for the front?

pretty lame question but w/e i have no clue what im doing....electrical i can do others ....nah
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either crank the tbars or buy the superlift/RCD kit.
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