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Old 02-01-2012, 05:07 PM
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Best leaf springs for hauling?

gotta put new leafs on my 75 and i was wondering what to get that would make me able to haul as much stuff as possible with the least amount of sag (coal, wood, scrap iron, farm stuff ect) comfort isnt necessary
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Old 02-01-2012, 05:54 PM
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18 wheeler springs...
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hahaha Or you could take the leaf pack off any Duece and half for maybe a little better ride than the 18 wheeler springs. If those aren't stiff enough you could step up to the 5 tons truck leaf pack.
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I run air bags over the leafs and air them up when I haul heavy loads. When you're doing normal driving though, you can let them out and have a stock riding truck.
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Hendrickson Long Leaf We used that on heavy haul trucks. !!
Seriously, like a normal stock springs in good shape seem to be fine. If you are getting sag, probably need re arched or replaced. I had a 1994 dodge 2500 CTD that I used as a farm truck with a 105 gallon drag up tank for diesel and usually had tools, oil, shovel, and general stuff us farmers can't live without, and when I baught it it handled the weight fine. When I sold it the fuel tank alone would squat the thing 2-3" so the springs went from good to wore out under my administration.

Freshen up the stockers and maybe add a leaf and I bet it will haul plenty.
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I put a set of springs from an 84 f-350 cab and chassis dump truck on my 75 f-250 4x4, took them to the local spring shop for new bushings and add a leaf to them, they are an 11 leaf pack now. I was planning on running a mason dump bed but kept the reg. bed on it. rides rough but no sag at all with my trailer or loaded up with scrap.
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