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Discussion in 'Shocks, Suspensions, Lift Kits' started by explornj, September 19, 2002.

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  1. explornj

    explornj Active Member

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    I just pick up a 99 sport the rear end is starting to sag a little in the rear, I was wondering what I could do to replace the mono leaf setup that I have, but I don't want to loose too much of the stock handling of the truck
     
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  3. Alec

    Alec Elite Moderator Moderator Emeritus

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    Just get a set of low mileage 4 door springs. Any from 91-2001 will work, though obviously you want low miles. I used www.junkyarddog.com to search for some. $100 for the set shipped.
     
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    Also, the new Sports have full leaf packs and will be a better combination with your chassis (as oppose to the 4-door leaf packs which are made for heavey 4-door Explorers). You can order these new for a decent price (I can think of a few places).
     
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    Check out harry's 5 minutes from paragon youll find some used springs there for like 10 bucks each. The next time im up there im gonna pick some up for my truck.
     
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    how would a stock set from a 94 sport work out? or are they a different size
     
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    They'll work, like I said above.
     
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    94 springs...?

    I go along with NoBoundaries, use new springs if you're going to change them. If you're going to buy new 94 Sport springs fine but if you found them in a junk yard why use springs that have 50,000 to 60,000 more miles on them? Here is another option. First put on a set of Warrior shackles ($59) to take the sag out. Next remove three of the spacers under your leaf spring which will give you more clearance and move the shocks up to compensate for the 1 1/2 inch lift you got from the shackles. If you have an extra $63 dollars you can add the Warrior U-bolt skidplates and end up with a total of 2 inches of clearance under your shocks. I did it on my 99 Sport and if anything the ride is better than when I started. Just my $.02 worth.
     
  9. Jason_25

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    This would make for a better swap as well because the new springs are variable rate which mean they will ride better and adjust to loads better than regular old leaf springs.
     






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