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Old 01-08-2002, 08:19 AM
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1996 F-150 Leaf Springs

The rear end of my '96 F150 4X4 appears to be sagging. It is a short wheel base and the rear is noticably lower than the front. Does anyone know of a reasonably inexpensive way to raise like an add-a-leaf (what manufacturer), or should I just replace it?

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Old 01-08-2002, 09:16 AM
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1996 F-150 Leaf Springs

Sorry, I don't have any insight into your question - but I do have a question.

Was this a truck that has been continually loaded down over the years? I have a shortbed, standard-cab 1993 that has the opposite problem - my rear leaf springs keep the rear end up relatively high (to the point of making me want to lift the front end up to level the bench seat back out a little).

I'm wondering if heavy duty springs got put on mine, or if the truck was barely ever used to carry loads.

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If their sagging really bad, you might want to replace them, they could fail when you’re driving.
You could get add a leafs, go to:
http://www.jcwhitney.com/item.jhtml?ITEMID=10625&MEDIACODE=UT
Explorer pro comp also make an add-a-leaf.

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Forget add-a-leaf. Go to your local spring shop & properly repair your spring set.
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