Wanted to get some opinions . My leafs are shot, 340k pretty sure they are the Original , they have a mopar part number on them . They had a hard life , original owner hauled fire wood in the bed , 2nd owner had a camper in the bed. And Iíve haul saw dust, horse manure, hay, farm stuff ect. They are starting to sag Iíve noticed my bed is slightly lower then the front of the truck . Back when I put my coil spacers on the truck , the back of the truck was at least 1 and a half inches higher in the back. They are twisted and I get back axle wrap even unloaded some times when I back up.
Iíve found a spring and radiator shop not far from me. They use aftermarket springs but the guy said they are made in the USA and with US steel . He said they come from Pittsburgh. He told me the company but I canít remember the name. They have 2 options on weight ratings. 2,600 which I believe is what my current ones are rated for . And they have a set rated for 3,300 pounds . Iím leaning towards the 3,300 cause of all the towing and hauling I do but donít want my truck to ride like a tank unloaded . The guy I was talking to said it probably would stiffen up the ride going to 3,300 pounds he said they are noticeably thicker . But he wasnít sure how much it would stiffen the ride up. I also have timbrens , so I thought well maybe I should just get the 2,600 pound ones and let the timbrens Handel the rest.
Doing some maths and I know there 2920 pounds on my rear axle unloaded . So that 5,200 pounds both springs can handle. Subtract 2,920 and that leave me 2,280 pounds left. That isnít much and Iíve put more in the bed on several occasions. Which is why Iím thinking about the 3,300 pound springs. With the 3,300 pound springs I would have 3,680 pounds . Or is all this irrelevant since the timbrens can Handel 6,000 pounds
. The 3,300 pound springs were about 150$ more each. So whatís your guys and gals thoughts ?
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