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blkbeater
09-23-2009, 10:03 PM
has ne one had a problem with thier leaf springs. like explorers. mine sits low on the rear end and i want it fixed. does ne one know how to fit this. i was lookin at "leaf spring helpers" but i dont know if they will work
http://www.autonav2000.com/images/ScrapBook/Ford_98_Explorer_750Nav_1.jpg
looks like this but about 2-3 inches lower in the back. with nothing in it
what can i do to fix this

Millertime1028
09-23-2009, 10:05 PM
Just go to Partstrain.com and buy OEM replacment leaf springs. Also won't hurt to buy new shocks. I bought my leaf springs from them for my Jeep.

dman4486
09-23-2009, 10:05 PM
"sagging" is a common issue with explorers. a helper spring will do exactly what you want.

jeeper07
09-23-2009, 10:07 PM
helper springs would be a bandaid. Id look into new oem springs and maybe get helpers to avoid it from happening again.

dman4486
09-23-2009, 10:07 PM
these are the model I used on a friend's exploder

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k302/Newman180/helper-springs-1.jpg

dman4486
09-23-2009, 10:08 PM
helper springs would be a bandaid. Id look into new oem springs and maybe get helpers to avoid it from happening again.

helpers do the same thing as ad-a-leaf.

plugitin
09-23-2009, 10:08 PM
agree that helper springs are a bandaid...new leafs ftw

Cabin_Pressure
09-23-2009, 10:09 PM
Airlift also makes a load assist bag that can be installed, it compensates for worn springs and allows height adjustment.

IgnoreMe
09-23-2009, 10:12 PM
has ne one had a problem with thier leaf springs. like explorers. mine sits low on the rear end and i want it fixed. does ne one know how to fit this. i was lookin at "leaf spring helpers" but i dont know if they will work
http://www.autonav2000.com/images/ScrapBook/Ford_98_Explorer_750Nav_1.jpg
looks like this but about 2-3 inches lower in the back. with nothing in it
what can i do to fix this

no ****ing gay *** helper springs. fix it right. either buy new oem leaf springs of go to a junk yard and pick up some off a lower mileage ex. new oem is expensive, but good used junkyard springs are $80 for a set (your price will vary and ive heard as low as $40 to as high as $150).

do you have a sport? if so, i rec pulling some springs off a 4 door, since they use a multi leaf instead of our sports weak *** mono leaf. my buddies explorer has 215k on it now with the stock springs (4 door).

blkbeater
09-23-2009, 10:13 PM
i dont plan on keepin it for that much longer, gits 170,000 miles but still runs like a champ. i just did the ball joint last week and time for the back end since im almost done with my build. subs and box will be about 200-250lbs. so if the helpers will hold up for say a year it would be perfect
thanks for the quick replies

dman4486
09-23-2009, 10:15 PM
i dont plan on keepin it for that much longer, gits 170,000 miles but still runs like a champ. i just did the ball joint last week and time for the back end since im almost done with my build. subs and box will be about 200-250lbs. so if the helpers will hold up for say a year it would be perfect
thanks for the quick replies

they will hold up for the life of the vehicle as they are springs...a band-aid would be putting a longer shackle on to make up for the height instead of the leaf's inability to hold the load.

blkbeater
09-23-2009, 10:16 PM
no ****ing gay *** helper springs. fix it right. either buy new oem leaf springs of go to a junk yard and pick up some off a lower mileage ex.

do you have a sport? if so, i rec pulling some springs off a 4 door, since they use a multi leaf instead of our sports weak *** mono leaf. my buddies explorer has 215k on it now with the stock springs (4 door).

lol i have a 4 door. saggs like a bish. but the helpers are only $70

blkbeater
09-23-2009, 10:19 PM
http://www.carparts.com/HELLWIG-LEAF-SPRING-ADJUSTABLE-HELPERS/GP_2005984_N_111+200742413+600022326_10618.car
was gonna get the 1500lbs cap.

IgnoreMe
09-23-2009, 10:19 PM
lol i have a 4 door. saggs like a bish. but the helpers are only $70

the leaf springs have codes, you probably got the weakest ones available which is why they sag regardless.

blkbeater
09-23-2009, 10:23 PM
so the helpers would work

edzy
09-23-2009, 10:54 PM
http://www.shockshopusa.com/air-shocks.html

Fast, simple, oldschool.

And if its just a temp fix till you get rid of it.

ThatChevyGuy
09-24-2009, 06:55 PM
I have a sploder, Do you have a system in the back?

Mine sags horribly with a system

snoopdan
09-24-2009, 06:58 PM
http://www.shockshopusa.com/air-shocks.html

Fast, simple, oldschool.

And if its just a temp fix till you get rid of it.

This. The longer the throw length the better. Will only set you back about a hundred or so for the shocks and a compressor from wallmart.

22mountaineer
09-24-2009, 07:03 PM
so the helpers would work

Sounds about as good as a capacitor

ThatChevyGuy
09-24-2009, 07:04 PM
Get blocks to lower your rear end, then lower the front to match.

Farmacist
09-24-2009, 07:05 PM
these are real deal helper springs, this is what i have on my truck and I love them http://supersprings.com/

edzy
09-24-2009, 07:10 PM
those air shocks are filled with a airpump from gas station, compressor. Just fill once, no need for an onboard compressor.