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Old 05-16-2013, 02:31 PM
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3/4 ton leaf springs?

I have a 1/2 ton that I have not liked the looks of for a while. Its a 03 chevy that has a body lift and torsion bars are turned. It makes it look like the truck is squating all the time. I am thinking about putting 3/4 ton leaf springs on the back to get the lift. (NO its not to hold or tow more weight I have a ton dump I use that for.) my question is will they for the most put bolt right up? or would I have to mod it.
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Old 05-16-2013, 03:28 PM
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How about turning down the torsion bars so it sits level when the truck is loaded. As a perk, your front end will last longer and it won't ride like crap.
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Old 05-16-2013, 03:35 PM
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You can get a bigger block or shackle for the rears
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Old 05-16-2013, 04:29 PM
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3/4 ton leaf springs?

Know right above the center of those leaf springs there is hole in the frame for whatever reason. Local shop recommended get diamond shaped plates welded over those or they said people have cracked the frame. Just s heads up
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Old 05-16-2013, 05:28 PM
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The tires right now are to big. I know young and dumb. But that t rods are only up a bit rides fine. Just wondering if it would work as easy as I think. FYI can pull em off a wrecked flipped truck buddy needed the 6.0 so I can get em for next to nothing.
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Old 05-16-2013, 06:00 PM
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Get a set of 1or 2" lift blocks for the rear. Cost less than $50.
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Old 05-17-2013, 08:13 PM
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Get a set of 1or 2" lift blocks for the rear. Cost less than $50.
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Or a add-a-leaf
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Old 05-19-2013, 11:09 PM
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Add-a-leafs suck, or at least mine did. Typically, the hd springs are wider. You can use more of the 1/2 ton springs with a taller u bolt.
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Old 05-22-2013, 08:15 AM
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Better yet, just buy a 3/4 ton outright and be done.
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:02 AM
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Agreed. You're money ahead getting the truck you want from the start.
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