View Full Version : Add-A-Leafs

08-22-2006, 03:36 PM
I am trying to find a set of Add-A-Leafs for a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. 4WD. Does anyone know a website or somewhere that I could find these things? Also, anyone with experience know if this is worth it? I currently have a Maxi-Dump insert in the back of this 1/2 ton truck. It does a beautiful job, but you can tell when there is some weight on the back end. I am looking to add alittle strength back there, and maybe even take some of the squatting out.

08-22-2006, 03:46 PM
Google "helper springs". That will give you a good start.

08-22-2006, 05:34 PM
Just install Timbrens. Cheap, easy, and won't kill your ride quality.

08-22-2006, 05:47 PM
2nd on the Timbrens. Way better than add-a-leafs.

08-22-2006, 11:19 PM
I've got a 2500HD with a Maxi-dump, and I use Timbrens. I know you didn't ask, but a dump insert with any load in it at all will way overload your 1500. Even my 2500HD is fairly easy to overload if you put dirt or gravel in it.

08-22-2006, 11:52 PM
your one brave person to have a dump insert in a 1/2 ton!

08-23-2006, 12:03 AM
your one brave person to have a dump insert in a 1/2 ton!

Yes, although im thinking on putting 1 in a dakota, JK

Gravel Rat
08-23-2006, 12:12 AM
A 1/2 ton doesn't have the axle strength and doesn't have the braking power you are just going to kill your half ton. You may even get in trouble with the DOT.

If you install Add A leafs it will raise the back end of the truck go with timbrens and hope you don't bend your axle or wear out wheel bearings.

08-23-2006, 01:06 AM
ADD A LEAFS/ timbrens will increase your yur trucks abilility to haul heavy loads by 1000%. The more spring you have the more you can haul. As long as the tires don't scrub the fender wells.... yur good. The bed is 8 ft long and 4 feet wide for a reason! Cuz it can haul ANYTHING that will fit in a 4x8 area!(Satire)
Bottom line is.. and those that posted prior failed to say... YUR AN IDIOT.

08-23-2006, 01:21 AM
Maybe he's only dumping grass?