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Keny1 08-15-2014 12:55 PM

advise on E350 rear leaf springs, Please.
 
Hi All I have a 2012 E350 with 5.4l V8 and tow a 30 ft flat bed trailer just 2 times a year. The Rear of the van is just a little too low with the trailer loaded. Would it help to add additional leafs to the rear leaf springs?

There are four leafs now, and the U bolts on the axle has 1 inch of extra thread on them. I'm thinking that I could add one or two extra leafs from another E350 to my spring set. Is this a good Idea or not.

Thanks in advance
Kenny Lyon
goldwingracingproject.info

ATS Junior 08-15-2014 01:43 PM

It's definitely not a bad idea! Adding a leaf will give you both a little more weight capacity and additional height. Are you dead set on using used leafs?

I would suggest putting in a long leaf leaf (rather than a short leaf) to get the most out of it.


-Junior

Keny1 08-15-2014 02:25 PM

Thanks Junior My thought was that the leaf spring from a junk yard would be the cheapest route. In 2008, Ford made a lot of changes to the E- series vans, Would you know how many year & model vans I could interchange leaf springs with? Could I use one the F - series leaf springs? Thanks Kenny

ATS Junior 08-16-2014 12:16 PM

I don't have my books with me right now so I can't really compare and contrast the difference steel gauge and lengths that were used. You might need to do some measuring and figure out what size leaf would fit best.

Torklift Sheryl 08-18-2014 12:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Keny1 (Post 14585330)
Hi All I have a 2012 E350 with 5.4l V8 and tow a 30 ft flat bed trailer just 2 times a year. The Rear of the van is just a little too low with the trailer loaded. Would it help to add additional leafs to the rear leaf springs?

You might consider Torklift’s StableLoad suspension upgrade. It will improve your overall ride quality and also eliminate the rear sag you mentioned. Its ability to engage/disengage with a quick-disconnect feature would be convenient for you since you only tow twice a year. :)
If you have a minute, see how it works on our website: LINK
Torklift Sheryl

Keny1 08-18-2014 01:57 PM

Torklift Sheryl
 
Hi Sheryl Thanks for the info on Torklift. I watched the video, looks good. Kenny

Torklift Sheryl 08-19-2014 12:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Keny1 (Post 14593117)
Hi Sheryl Thanks for the info on Torklift. I watched the video, looks good. Kenny

Let me know if you need any help finding a dealer in your area. :)
Torklift Sheryl

sunuvabug 08-31-2014 04:13 PM

Sheryl, any dealers around Kitchener, Ontario Canada?

Torklift Sheryl 09-02-2014 05:44 PM

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Originally Posted by sunuvabug (Post 14628981)
Sheryl, any dealers around Kitchener, Ontario Canada?

Hello! It looks like the closest certified dealer to that area is Sicard RV.

Sicard RV
7526 HWY 20
Smithville, ON Canada L0R2A0
Phone: 905-957-3344
Website – LINK

Etrailer.com is also a certified online dealer that we recommend. Send me a PM if you need any help finding a specific product. :)
Torklift Sheryl


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