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Rear leaf springs

I need to replace the leaf springs on my F250. How do I do this? Is it as straight forward as it looks, or are there things I should know?

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Why are you replacing the springs? If you are wanting to add weight capacity, you can just lift your truck up, cut the center bolts & u bolts, and add a leaf to the spring without having to take your main leaf out. It's a lot cheaper that way too. But, if your main is broken, then you'll need to replace the whole spring because the price of the main is usually close to the price of a whole new spring.

Hope this helps!

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If its not jam in rust it easy disconnect the shocks lift remove the ubolt anf lift the truck untill spring loose remove bolt front and back that about it i guest the worst its lifting the truck high be carefull safety first hope it help fixya our post thanks pierre

Posted on Jul 18, 2008

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