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leaf spring numbers - what do they mean?

Discussion in 'Stock 1995 - 2001 Explorers' started by pehoffer, July 13, 2011.

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    1. pehoffer

      pehoffer New Member

      August 3, 2005
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      Columbus, Ohio
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      06 Explorer EB
      I bought new springs for my 99 explorer eddie bauer 4.0L a year ago and just got started installing them. They new springs are 1266lb capacity springs while stock are apparently 1100lb capacity.

      I just removed the left spring and it sits about 1.5" higher unloaded than the new one. I haven't removed the right one yet to compare. But I noticed (for the first time) the numbers stamped on the old springs.
      Left = F87A PA OW8 273A, Right = F87A PA OW8 272C.
      What do those numbers mean? Are the springs different right and left?

      The sticker on my door has spring code F which I have written down as being spring 5560. I bought the car about in 2005. Maybe the springs had been replaced before then?

      Any help is appreciated.

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