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Old 08-07-2018, 03:00 PM
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Question add a leaf info results e150

since there are so many different type can you post the specific type, brand, cost and your result. Right now I don't want to put in new rear springs. I am looking to raise up my vans sagging rear and firm up the ride. thanks
 
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Old 08-07-2018, 06:45 PM
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Hard to see in this picture. I had a '96 e-150 Mark IV conversion van, and towed a 2 horse trailer. I had to replace the rear springs and got the heaviest set - I think it was 4 leaves. It sat too high in the back. I would suggest 3 leaves if you carry a heavy load.
 

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Old 08-09-2018, 07:06 PM
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This is what I put on my E150 Clubwagon XLT. I towed with it for years and they worked better than I expected. They were cheap and easy to install. And you can buy them at Advance Auto.

https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/...B&gclsrc=aw.ds
 
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This is what I put on my E150 Clubwagon XLT. I towed with it for years and they worked better than I expected. They were cheap and easy to install. And you can buy them at Advance Auto.

https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/...B&gclsrc=aw.ds

I got the exact same thing from Pep Boys a few years back. I used them on another kind of vehicle with badly sagging rear leaves. It got me by until I could replace the leaves properly. Really, any add-a-leaf solution should be considered TEMPORARY.

 
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I got those springs mentioned above sitting on a shelf I tried using on a 65 IH Metro I had. Unfortunately, it made it handle sketchy and I took them off. I can't see a location on my phone, if your anywhere near me in TN you can have them for free. Shipping would be more than what you can buy a set for, though.
 
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Question thanks all, keep sending in info on these , please

thx eagle freek and all who responded. I'll change out the springs someday but for now, i'm still looking for recommendations on add a leafs and since there are so many versions of add a leafs. Right now the 98 e150 conversion van leans toward the right/passenger side because of the weak spring on that side . just looking to adjust that sideup and maybe raise the back end slightly.
 
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I had a set of helwig EZ990s on my F150 and thought they did a great job, only downside to installing them was the need to remove the U bolts. There is another version(1801) that loops up over the U bolt plate though. The nice thing about these is you can dial in the amount of preload/lift you want by cranking down the straps at ether end and yes there is enough range available to not have any lift with an unloaded pickup so I doubt this would be an issue with a van which is heavier in the rear anyway.
 
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Old 10-06-2018, 09:30 AM
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Advance autocraft underleaf 11020 springs

I'll try the one u suggested. Hope they also raise the end. I'll report back.
 
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Old 10-06-2018, 10:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Clubwagon View Post
This is what I put on my E150 Clubwagon XLT. I towed with it for years and they worked better than I expected. They were cheap and easy to install. And you can buy them at Advance Auto.

https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/...B&gclsrc=aw.ds
I used these on my 77 Comet. Still there too after 5-6 years. On my 96 E150, I went with a set of load leveler coil over shocks..
 
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best location to install

so I installed the kit and I must have it in the wrong location because it seems to have little effect.. I put it towards the back leaf hangar aft of the axle . where is the best location to make the biggest effect.
 
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Nope. Wrong location. I gets installed next to the axle.

 


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