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Old 11-12-2000, 06:19 PM
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Hellwig Helper Springs/Add-a-leaf

Are Hellwig Pro-Load helper springs good?
Which should I get, the progressive or constant rate springs?

One side of my E-150 is leaning, so I'm getting a new leaf spring from JC Whitney to replace the malfunctioning spring. I'm then getting helper springs, but I want something that will give me a slightly stiffer ride but has to be HD enough to help carry cargo.

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Old 11-22-2000, 09:24 PM
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Hellwig Helper Springs/Add-a-leaf

Hey there, i just installed the Roadmaster active suspension system on my big 85 bronco and i can say i think i made the best choice because i almost went with Hellwig.

check it out www.activesuspension.com/

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Old 11-27-2000, 07:03 AM
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Old 03-26-2017, 09:08 AM
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Question hellwig helper springs? sagging on rear leaf?

the rear end of my 1998 low top conv e150 seems to sag. I like the ride but came across this option and wondered if someone has added hellwig helper springs.. I had planned on adding a leaf to the rear springs but this may be easier way to go. Will this raise the rear end ? what does it do to the ride?
 
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Old 03-26-2017, 12:44 PM
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I put a set of Helwig EZ990 springs on my F150 and I thought they did a great job, they definitely improved stability and load carrying capacity but didn't affect unloaded ride.
 
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Old 03-26-2017, 01:56 PM
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would the Helwig EZ990 springs raise up the rear end also ?
 
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Old 09-20-2017, 05:51 AM
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anyone have an update as to the hellwigs . will these raise up the rear and un-arch my original springs which sag?
 
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Uh, this will aid in stopping sway, but will NOT correct a worn leaf pack, you need to replace the rear pair of leaves, not just one side, they are worn, a spring shop could do it, if you are lucky enough to have one. I have this issue on my 73, my wheelchair lift sped it on it's way after just one year, the van was 40 years old tho, I am rebuilding both packs.
 
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Ordered Hellwig helper springs over 30 days ago. HELLwig.. had told me on several occasions that they would be shipping them that week. Long story, I am concealing the order and looking for something else. HELLwig has been Hell to work with. In my opinion I would/will never order another HELLwig product.
 
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I bought a set of add-a-leaf helper springs at Autozone. It was several years ago and I don't know that they are still available or not. They worked great on my '96 E150 Clubwagon.
 
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More info on your add a leaf pls

Did the AutoZone add a leaf stiffen up the ride? Raise the rear at all?
 
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Did the AutoZone add a leaf stiffen up the ride? Raise the rear at all?
Yes. Slightly.

I used my van to tow and put a lot of equipment in the back. I was looking at a way to reduce the squat from the load. It worked very well. Ride was good also.

I also fitted a Helwig front swaybar along with the rear springs. The combination made the van ride and handle much better.
 
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Old 04-25-2018, 02:57 PM
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Add a leaf model number

Thanx I will probaby go that route. Any model number / brand you might have would help me decide what to buy.
 
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Sorry, but its been years since I did this. Bought the ban in '96 and did the upgrade within the year. Any similar should work well. Also, a shock upgrade works well on these vans.
 
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