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Old 09-23-2004, 11:20 PM
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Shocks do not support anything. A blown shock or a weak shock will not cause a vehicle to lean to one side. A shock simply dampens the movement of the spring. 700 for new springs installed.. maybe a lil high, not bad. Junkyard springs, 180 to 200 parts, 2 hours to remove and replace, good plan B.
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Old 09-24-2004, 12:25 AM
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Yes I am serious about shopping the salvage yards. I love going to junk yards and finding good upgrades for my truck. You just need to know how to check for any damage to the parts you're pulling off the other vehicle before you start disassembling it. With leaf springs you can't really go wrong unless the whole back end of the truck is shorter than it was originally. I just can't see me spending up to 5 times more for the same part at a dealer.

The salvage yards I go to usually let me go in and collect the parts I want. You can also call them ahead of time and they will pull a part for you and have it waiting when you walk in the door.
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Old 09-27-2004, 11:38 PM
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Could it be the torsion spring in the front suspension? This could be out of adjustment. I understand that it doesn't take much to stiffen them up.
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Old 09-28-2004, 12:45 AM
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Could it be the torsion spring in the front suspension? This could be out of adjustment. I understand that it doesn't take much to stiffen them up.
prior to taking the truck to the shop, it was my impression(guess) that the problem was in the front... this could make sense.
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