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redwingfan_number19
01-28-2005, 06:42 PM
Hey!
Got these springs today and just wondering if these are stock F-150 springs? There just seems to be way way too much arc in them to be STock springs. 4 leafs and one overload, about 55" long like this,
13" from ground to bottom of spring, out of a 1990 F-150. I know they'll lose some arc under load but that much?? Are these stock springs?? And how well do they work in a ranger, lift and ride wise??

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Later

matt

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Toyquad
01-28-2005, 07:01 PM
take out the overload and it might work good

barracuda
01-28-2005, 07:44 PM
yup they look about right
if you take out the over load you are inviting axle wrap

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Big_Ern
01-28-2005, 08:00 PM
One trick to help with axle wrap yet not hurt the flex is to cut the back half of the overload off -- that way the front part is still there to stop it from wrapping, but without the back part it doesn't inhibit flex.

You could always remove one of the lower leaves if you want less lift and a softer ride + more flex under a lighter rig

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wade and cleatus
01-28-2005, 08:15 PM
[stupid], only your not stupid.

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82 yota
01-28-2005, 08:37 PM
[iagree]

Squishy
02-01-2005, 08:45 AM
the f150 leafs are 3" wide, ranger are 2.5, why not run explorer leafs on the ranger? the sploder ones lift the ranger a bit without the work it would be to change the spring hangers that are on the ranger frame.

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redwingfan_number19
02-01-2005, 07:35 PM
quote:Originally posted by Kris

the f150 leafs are 3" wide, ranger are 2.5, why not run explorer leafs on the ranger? the sploder ones lift the ranger a bit without the work it would be to change the spring hangers that are on the ranger frame.


I'm not totally sure what your talking about:
I just measured the F-150 springs and they are 2.5" wide, maybe newer ones are 3"? I don't know? but these are 2.5" wide. From what I've read explorer leaves lift a brnoco 2 but not a ranger. and the f-150 leafs are supposed to give a ranger about 3" lift. I'm not sure what we're doing with these exactly yet. swap the whole spring in or just leave the ranger main and swap the rest in. one of the ranger leaves in teh truck are broken, thats the reason for swappin them out. What do you mean about the spring hanger on the ranger frame??

thanks

Matt

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with 27" super swampers
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Squishy
02-03-2005, 09:52 AM
the width of the leaf springs on 80+ f150's are 3", maybe youve got older leafs, which i believe they are 2.5" wide, i was just thinking if they were 3" wide, youd have a problem with them fitting in your 2.5" spring hangers. quote:out of a 1990 F-150. i had a 90 f150 and the leafs were 3" wide. but maybe someone swapped them for older leafs?

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