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I noticed my truck was sagging bad on the driver side the other day. I broke out the tape measure and measurd from the top of the tire to the wheel arch. The passenger side was 1" higher in the back, and 1.5" higher in the front. How can I fix this the cheapest way? I imagine I need new springs. Where is the cheapest place for them? I could go with a small lift, but I can't go too much. (Below 4") Thanx!
 

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the cheapest is usually having them rearched, you can actually have them rearch a bit over stock which could net you another inch or two. if you remove them from teh truck the spring shops do it extremely cheap..


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same problem, sort of, so whats that cost mr peal?
 

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something else you might try, but it would probably cost about the same as getting them rearched.

go to a j/y and see if you can find some 3/4 ton or 1 ton springs that arent worn out.

might be wrong but they should bolt right in, and would probably give you a little bit of lift in the process.

the drawback is this might make the ride a bit stiffer.

just an idea

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"Stiff ride" and "Dodge truck" are one in the same though...
 

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As for the saggy springs?? Well, plastic surgery might help. (worked for my grandma) And I figure the CHEAPEST way to fix the problem at hand, is to let air out of the appropriate tires to level the rig back out...............Sorry I'm feelin' kinda frisky tonite. ::)
 

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Yaaaahhhhh, you helpful devil, you !

Last I knew, re arching was between $100 and $200, depending on the location, and assuming you deliver the springs to them...

Since you are gonna have to pull the springs anyway, you might call Rocky Mountain Suspension and talk to them about it. They are good folks, and might have a minimum expense "kit"... < www.rockymountainsusp.com >
 

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I got a set of springs for my dads truck from www.espo.com shipping was kinda high, but the springs were 160 for front pair and 180 for rear pair. Some places won't rearc old springs like what you guys have because of the chance of them breaking. The metal is fatigued and won't hold its shape even if re-arched. I highly suggest new springs no matter who you get them through. New springs have eliminated most of the rough ride and almost totally eliminated wash boarding on rough roads.
 

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since we are on the subject what do you guys think about adding a leaf in back and a pair of coil spacers in front so as to get a set of 32"s under my 2x?
 

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I have the same problem your having. The whole back end of my truck squats down, and the drivers side more than the pasengers. Turns out my problem is due to a broken leaf on the drivers side, which, unfortunately, the broken piece decided to eject itself from the pack while I was rollin down the road at about 50 mph. Luckily it didnt break anything, it just sounded like the whole ass end of the truck was coming off. I have for now a set of springs off of another R/C from a junkyard, and I hope to combine some of my leaves with the new(used) spring pack to eliminate the saging rear end. The only problem I am having is locating U bolts to replace the ones that are on there now. Dealer wants 50 bucks a U bolt. The help sections in autoparts stores dont carry the right size. I think a U-bolt flip kit from shaggys is the answer though. Then I have to get someone to weld on the shock mounts.
The battle never ends....
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in reference to new u bolts if you have a NAPA store in your area try them they can order the size you want just take an old one to order by
 

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the last time i had spring arched it cost me 3 dollars per leaf of course with the springs off the truck, so fronts cost me 18 bucks and you can do the math on that. it was really cheap. i havent had any done in a year or so but should still be cheaper. and they make the ubolts at any spring shop as well any size, just need axle tube diameter you want and style. good luck
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How long do rearched springs last before they sag again?
 

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i used mine for a few years before upgradign to lifted springs. so i can vouch for at least 3 years maybe more. never tested that long a period of time

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