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The rear coil springs on my van, do they get weak? can you put heavier ones on it?

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Rear springs will weaken over time. Depending on road conditions and loading habits this may happen sooner than later. You should be able to get heavier springs, especially in the aftermarket, but it would be a good idea to call or take the van to a shop that specializes in spring work. They are very knowledgeable about what you can do to solve the problem. You should be able to find such a shop in your local Yellow Pages. If they aren't under Springs then check under heavy trucks. Hope this helps.

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