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Dorman
1984 Jeep Cherokee Leaf Spring - Rear Dorman

P311-2BE191F    929-301  New

Qty:
$111.59
Dorman Leaf Spring  Rear
  • Heavy Duty Suspension Stamped LK, LL or LS
  • Product Attributes:
    • Bushings Included: Yes
    • Color/Finish: Black
    • End 1 Attachment Type: Down Turned Eye
    • End 2 Attachment Type: Down Turned Eye
    • Feature - Benefit 1: Coated For Resistance To Rust And Corrosion
    • Feature - Benefit 2: Direct Replacement Leaf Springs Available (where Applicable) To Ensure A Trouble-free Installation And A Proper Fit
    • Feature - Benefit 3: Replacement Restores A Safe, Stable, Smooth Ride
    • Feature - Benefit 4: Vehicle Try-on Testing Has Been Conducted On This Part To Ensure Trouble-free Performance
    • Helper Spring: No
    • Installation Hardware Included: No
    • Leaf Quantity: 4
    • Leaf Spring Arc Length: 5.5"
    • Leaf Width: 2.5 In.
    • Length A: 23"
    • Length B: 28.625 In.
    • Material: Steel
    • SRI#: 97-539
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Dorman
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1984 - Jeep Cherokee Rear
Dorman
1987 Jeep Cherokee Leaf Spring - Rear Dorman

P311-2BE191F    929-301  New

Qty:
$111.59
Dorman Leaf Spring  Rear
  • Heavy Duty Suspension Stamped EL, LK, LL or LS
  • Product Attributes:
    • Bushings Included: Yes
    • Color/Finish: Black
    • End 1 Attachment Type: Down Turned Eye
    • End 2 Attachment Type: Down Turned Eye
    • Feature - Benefit 1: Coated For Resistance To Rust And Corrosion
    • Feature - Benefit 2: Direct Replacement Leaf Springs Available (where Applicable) To Ensure A Trouble-free Installation And A Proper Fit
    • Feature - Benefit 3: Replacement Restores A Safe, Stable, Smooth Ride
    • Feature - Benefit 4: Vehicle Try-on Testing Has Been Conducted On This Part To Ensure Trouble-free Performance
    • Helper Spring: No
    • Installation Hardware Included: No
    • Leaf Quantity: 4
    • Leaf Spring Arc Length: 5.5"
    • Leaf Width: 2.5 In.
    • Length A: 23"
    • Length B: 28.625 In.
    • Material: Steel
    • SRI#: 97-539
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Dorman
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1987 - Jeep Cherokee Rear
Dorman
1991 Jeep Cherokee Leaf Spring - Rear Dorman

P311-2BE191F    929-301  New

Qty:
$111.59
Dorman Leaf Spring  Rear
  • Heavy Duty Suspension Stamped LJ, LK, LL or LS
  • Product Attributes:
    • Bushings Included: Yes
    • Color/Finish: Black
    • End 1 Attachment Type: Down Turned Eye
    • End 2 Attachment Type: Down Turned Eye
    • Feature - Benefit 1: Coated For Resistance To Rust And Corrosion
    • Feature - Benefit 2: Direct Replacement Leaf Springs Available (where Applicable) To Ensure A Trouble-free Installation And A Proper Fit
    • Feature - Benefit 3: Replacement Restores A Safe, Stable, Smooth Ride
    • Feature - Benefit 4: Vehicle Try-on Testing Has Been Conducted On This Part To Ensure Trouble-free Performance
    • Helper Spring: No
    • Installation Hardware Included: No
    • Leaf Quantity: 4
    • Leaf Spring Arc Length: 5.5"
    • Leaf Width: 2.5 In.
    • Length A: 23"
    • Length B: 28.625 In.
    • Material: Steel
    • SRI#: 97-539
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Dorman
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1991 - Jeep Cherokee Rear
Dorman
1998 Jeep Cherokee Leaf Spring - Rear Dorman

P311-2BE191F    929-301  New

Qty:
$111.59
Dorman Leaf Spring  Rear
  • Sales Code ZGT, ZVT
  • Product Attributes:
    • Bushings Included: Yes
    • Color/Finish: Black
    • End 1 Attachment Type: Down Turned Eye
    • End 2 Attachment Type: Down Turned Eye
    • Feature - Benefit 1: Coated For Resistance To Rust And Corrosion
    • Feature - Benefit 2: Direct Replacement Leaf Springs Available (where Applicable) To Ensure A Trouble-free Installation And A Proper Fit
    • Feature - Benefit 3: Replacement Restores A Safe, Stable, Smooth Ride
    • Feature - Benefit 4: Vehicle Try-on Testing Has Been Conducted On This Part To Ensure Trouble-free Performance
    • Helper Spring: No
    • Installation Hardware Included: No
    • Leaf Quantity: 4
    • Leaf Spring Arc Length: 5.5"
    • Leaf Width: 2.5 In.
    • Length A: 23"
    • Length B: 28.625 In.
    • Material: Steel
    • SRI#: 97-539
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Dorman
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1998 - Jeep Cherokee Rear
Dorman
1984 Jeep Cherokee Leaf Spring - Rear Dorman

P311-2BE191F    929-301  New

Qty:
$111.59
  • Heavy Duty Suspension Stamped LK, LL or LS
  • Product Attributes:
    • Bushings Included: Yes
    • Color/Finish: Black
    • End 1 Attachment Type: Down Turned Eye
    • End 2 Attachment Type: Down Turned Eye
    • Helper Spring: No
    • Installation Hardware Included: No
    • Leaf Quantity: 4
    • Leaf Spring Arc Length: 5.5"
    • Leaf Width: 2.5 In.
    • Length A: 23"
    • Length B: 28.625 In.
    • Material: Steel
    • SRI#: 97-539
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Dorman
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1984 - Jeep Cherokee Rear
Dorman
1987 Jeep Cherokee Leaf Spring - Rear Dorman

P311-2BE191F    929-301  New

Qty:
$111.59
  • Heavy Duty Suspension Stamped EL, LK, LL or LS
  • Product Attributes:
    • Bushings Included: Yes
    • Color/Finish: Black
    • End 1 Attachment Type: Down Turned Eye
    • End 2 Attachment Type: Down Turned Eye
    • Helper Spring: No
    • Installation Hardware Included: No
    • Leaf Quantity: 4
    • Leaf Spring Arc Length: 5.5"
    • Leaf Width: 2.5 In.
    • Length A: 23"
    • Length B: 28.625 In.
    • Material: Steel
    • SRI#: 97-539
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Dorman
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1987 - Jeep Cherokee Rear
Dorman
1991 Jeep Cherokee Leaf Spring - Rear Dorman

P311-2BE191F    929-301  New

Qty:
$111.59
  • Heavy Duty Suspension Stamped LJ, LK, LL or LS
  • Product Attributes:
    • Bushings Included: Yes
    • Color/Finish: Black
    • End 1 Attachment Type: Down Turned Eye
    • End 2 Attachment Type: Down Turned Eye
    • Helper Spring: No
    • Installation Hardware Included: No
    • Leaf Quantity: 4
    • Leaf Spring Arc Length: 5.5"
    • Leaf Width: 2.5 In.
    • Length A: 23"
    • Length B: 28.625 In.
    • Material: Steel
    • SRI#: 97-539
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Dorman
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1991 - Jeep Cherokee Rear
Dorman
1998 Jeep Cherokee Leaf Spring - Rear Dorman

P311-2BE191F    929-301  New

Qty:
$111.59
  • Sales Code ZGT, ZVT
  • Product Attributes:
    • Bushings Included: Yes
    • Color/Finish: Black
    • End 1 Attachment Type: Down Turned Eye
    • End 2 Attachment Type: Down Turned Eye
    • Helper Spring: No
    • Installation Hardware Included: No
    • Leaf Quantity: 4
    • Leaf Spring Arc Length: 5.5"
    • Leaf Width: 2.5 In.
    • Length A: 23"
    • Length B: 28.625 In.
    • Material: Steel
    • SRI#: 97-539
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Dorman
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1998 - Jeep Cherokee Rear
Dorman
1995 Toyota Tacoma Leaf Spring - Rear Left Dorman

P311-4459F67    929-400  New

Qty:
$145.17
Dorman Leaf Spring  Rear Left
  • Product Attributes:
    • Bushings Included: Yes
    • Color/Finish: Black
    • End 1 Attachment Type: Berlin Eye
    • End 2 Attachment Type: Up Turned Eye
    • Feature - Benefit 1: Coated For Resistance To Rust And Corrosion
    • Feature - Benefit 2: Direct Replacement Leaf Springs Available (where Applicable) To Ensure A Trouble-free Installation And A Proper Fit
    • Feature - Benefit 3: Replacement Restores A Safe, Stable, Smooth Ride
    • Feature - Benefit 4: Vehicle Try-on Testing Has Been Conducted On This Part To Ensure Trouble-free Performance
    • Helper Spring: No
    • Installation Hardware Included: No
    • Leaf Quantity: 4 (3/1)
    • Leaf Spring Arc Length: 5.63"
    • Leaf Width: 2.36"
    • Length A: 22.52"
    • Length B: 28.62 In.
    • Material: Steel
    • SRI#: 90-173
Brand: Dorman
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Drive Type Position
1995 - Toyota Tacoma 4WD Rear Left
Dorman
1995 Toyota Tacoma Leaf Spring - Rear Right Dorman

P311-4459F67    929-400  New

Qty:
$145.17
Dorman Leaf Spring  Rear Right
  • Product Attributes:
    • Bushings Included: Yes
    • Color/Finish: Black
    • End 1 Attachment Type: Berlin Eye
    • End 2 Attachment Type: Up Turned Eye
    • Feature - Benefit 1: Coated For Resistance To Rust And Corrosion
    • Feature - Benefit 2: Direct Replacement Leaf Springs Available (where Applicable) To Ensure A Trouble-free Installation And A Proper Fit
    • Feature - Benefit 3: Replacement Restores A Safe, Stable, Smooth Ride
    • Feature - Benefit 4: Vehicle Try-on Testing Has Been Conducted On This Part To Ensure Trouble-free Performance
    • Helper Spring: No
    • Installation Hardware Included: No
    • Leaf Quantity: 4 (3/1)
    • Leaf Spring Arc Length: 5.63"
    • Leaf Width: 2.36"
    • Length A: 22.52"
    • Length B: 28.62 In.
    • Material: Steel
    • SRI#: 90-173
Brand: Dorman
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Drive Type Position
1995 - Toyota Tacoma 4WD Rear Right
Dorman
1995 Toyota Tacoma Leaf Spring - Rear Left Dorman

P311-4459F67    929-400  New

Qty:
$145.17
  • Product Attributes:
    • Bushings Included: Yes
    • Color/Finish: Black
    • End 1 Attachment Type: Berlin Eye
    • End 2 Attachment Type: Up Turned Eye
    • Helper Spring: No
    • Installation Hardware Included: No
    • Leaf Quantity: 4 (3/1)
    • Leaf Spring Arc Length: 5.63"
    • Leaf Width: 2.36"
    • Length A: 22.52"
    • Length B: 28.62 In.
    • Material: Steel
    • SRI#: 90-173
Brand: Dorman
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Drive Type Position
1995 - Toyota Tacoma 4WD Rear Left
Dorman
1995 Toyota Tacoma Leaf Spring - Rear Right Dorman

P311-4459F67    929-400  New

Qty:
$145.17
  • Product Attributes:
    • Bushings Included: Yes
    • Color/Finish: Black
    • End 1 Attachment Type: Berlin Eye
    • End 2 Attachment Type: Up Turned Eye
    • Helper Spring: No
    • Installation Hardware Included: No
    • Leaf Quantity: 4 (3/1)
    • Leaf Spring Arc Length: 5.63"
    • Leaf Width: 2.36"
    • Length A: 22.52"
    • Length B: 28.62 In.
    • Material: Steel
    • SRI#: 90-173
Brand: Dorman
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Drive Type Position
1995 - Toyota Tacoma 4WD Rear Right
Dorman
2001 Ford Ranger Leaf Spring - Rear Dorman

P311-1442718    929-202  New

Qty:
$132.11
Dorman Leaf Spring  Rear
  • Spring Code B or 3 Spring Code K
  • Product Attributes:
    • Bushings Included: Yes
    • Color/Finish: Black
    • End 1 Attachment Type: Berlin Eye
    • End 2 Attachment Type: Berlin Eye
    • Feature - Benefit 1: Coated For Resistance To Rust And Corrosion
    • Feature - Benefit 2: Direct Replacement Leaf Springs Available (where Applicable) To Ensure A Trouble-free Installation And A Proper Fit
    • Feature - Benefit 3: Replacement Restores A Safe, Stable, Smooth Ride
    • Feature - Benefit 4: Vehicle Try-on Testing Has Been Conducted On This Part To Ensure Trouble-free Performance
    • Helper Spring: No
    • Installation Hardware Included: No
    • Leaf Quantity: 4 (3/1)
    • Leaf Spring Arc Length: 6.5"
    • Leaf Width: 2.5 In.
    • Length A: 25.6875 In.
    • Length B: 31"
    • Material: Steel
    • SRI#: 43-1391
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Dorman
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2001 - Ford Ranger Rear
Dorman
2002 Ford Ranger Leaf Spring - Rear Dorman

P311-1442718    929-202  New

Qty:
$132.11
Dorman Leaf Spring  Rear
  • Spring Code 3 Spring Code K
  • Product Attributes:
    • Bushings Included: Yes
    • Color/Finish: Black
    • End 1 Attachment Type: Berlin Eye
    • End 2 Attachment Type: Berlin Eye
    • Feature - Benefit 1: Coated For Resistance To Rust And Corrosion
    • Feature - Benefit 2: Direct Replacement Leaf Springs Available (where Applicable) To Ensure A Trouble-free Installation And A Proper Fit
    • Feature - Benefit 3: Replacement Restores A Safe, Stable, Smooth Ride
    • Feature - Benefit 4: Vehicle Try-on Testing Has Been Conducted On This Part To Ensure Trouble-free Performance
    • Helper Spring: No
    • Installation Hardware Included: No
    • Leaf Quantity: 4 (3/1)
    • Leaf Spring Arc Length: 6.5"
    • Leaf Width: 2.5 In.
    • Length A: 25.6875 In.
    • Length B: 31"
    • Material: Steel
    • SRI#: 43-1391
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Dorman
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2002 - Ford Ranger Rear
Dorman
2003 Ford Ranger Leaf Spring - Rear Dorman

P311-1442718    929-202  New

Qty:
$132.11
Dorman Leaf Spring  Rear
  • Spring Code 3 Spring Code K To 12/2/02
  • Product Attributes:
    • Bushings Included: Yes
    • Color/Finish: Black
    • End 1 Attachment Type: Berlin Eye
    • End 2 Attachment Type: Berlin Eye
    • Feature - Benefit 1: Coated For Resistance To Rust And Corrosion
    • Feature - Benefit 2: Direct Replacement Leaf Springs Available (where Applicable) To Ensure A Trouble-free Installation And A Proper Fit
    • Feature - Benefit 3: Replacement Restores A Safe, Stable, Smooth Ride
    • Feature - Benefit 4: Vehicle Try-on Testing Has Been Conducted On This Part To Ensure Trouble-free Performance
    • Helper Spring: No
    • Installation Hardware Included: No
    • Leaf Quantity: 4 (3/1)
    • Leaf Spring Arc Length: 6.5"
    • Leaf Width: 2.5 In.
    • Length A: 25.6875 In.
    • Length B: 31"
    • Material: Steel
    • SRI#: 43-1391
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Dorman
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2003 - Ford Ranger Rear
Dorman
1993 Ford Ranger Leaf Spring - Rear Dorman

P311-1442718    929-202  New

Qty:
$132.11
Dorman Leaf Spring  Rear
  • Spring Code B
  • Product Attributes:
    • Bushings Included: Yes
    • Color/Finish: Black
    • End 1 Attachment Type: Berlin Eye
    • End 2 Attachment Type: Berlin Eye
    • Feature - Benefit 1: Coated For Resistance To Rust And Corrosion
    • Feature - Benefit 2: Direct Replacement Leaf Springs Available (where Applicable) To Ensure A Trouble-free Installation And A Proper Fit
    • Feature - Benefit 3: Replacement Restores A Safe, Stable, Smooth Ride
    • Feature - Benefit 4: Vehicle Try-on Testing Has Been Conducted On This Part To Ensure Trouble-free Performance
    • Helper Spring: No
    • Installation Hardware Included: No
    • Leaf Quantity: 4 (3/1)
    • Leaf Spring Arc Length: 6.5"
    • Leaf Width: 2.5 In.
    • Length A: 25.6875 In.
    • Length B: 31"
    • Material: Steel
    • SRI#: 43-1391
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Dorman
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1993 - Ford Ranger Rear
Dorman
1996 Ford Ranger Leaf Spring - Rear Dorman

P311-1442718    929-202  New

Qty:
$132.11
Dorman Leaf Spring  Rear
  • Spring Code B or R
  • Product Attributes:
    • Bushings Included: Yes
    • Color/Finish: Black
    • End 1 Attachment Type: Berlin Eye
    • End 2 Attachment Type: Berlin Eye
    • Feature - Benefit 1: Coated For Resistance To Rust And Corrosion
    • Feature - Benefit 2: Direct Replacement Leaf Springs Available (where Applicable) To Ensure A Trouble-free Installation And A Proper Fit
    • Feature - Benefit 3: Replacement Restores A Safe, Stable, Smooth Ride
    • Feature - Benefit 4: Vehicle Try-on Testing Has Been Conducted On This Part To Ensure Trouble-free Performance
    • Helper Spring: No
    • Installation Hardware Included: No
    • Leaf Quantity: 4 (3/1)
    • Leaf Spring Arc Length: 6.5"
    • Leaf Width: 2.5 In.
    • Length A: 25.6875 In.
    • Length B: 31"
    • Material: Steel
    • SRI#: 43-1391
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Dorman
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1996 - Ford Ranger Rear
Dorman
2001 Ford Ranger Leaf Spring - Rear Dorman

P311-1442718    929-202  New

Qty:
$132.11
  • Spring Code B or 3 Spring Code K
  • Product Attributes:
    • Bushings Included: Yes
    • Color/Finish: Black
    • End 1 Attachment Type: Berlin Eye
    • End 2 Attachment Type: Berlin Eye
    • Helper Spring: No
    • Installation Hardware Included: No
    • Leaf Quantity: 4 (3/1)
    • Leaf Spring Arc Length: 6.5"
    • Leaf Width: 2.5 In.
    • Length A: 25.6875 In.
    • Length B: 31"
    • Material: Steel
    • SRI#: 43-1391
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Dorman
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2001 - Ford Ranger Rear
Dorman
2002 Ford Ranger Leaf Spring - Rear Dorman

P311-1442718    929-202  New

Qty:
$132.11
  • Spring Code 3 Spring Code K
  • Product Attributes:
    • Bushings Included: Yes
    • Color/Finish: Black
    • End 1 Attachment Type: Berlin Eye
    • End 2 Attachment Type: Berlin Eye
    • Helper Spring: No
    • Installation Hardware Included: No
    • Leaf Quantity: 4 (3/1)
    • Leaf Spring Arc Length: 6.5"
    • Leaf Width: 2.5 In.
    • Length A: 25.6875 In.
    • Length B: 31"
    • Material: Steel
    • SRI#: 43-1391
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Dorman
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2002 - Ford Ranger Rear
Dorman
2003 Ford Ranger Leaf Spring - Rear Dorman

P311-1442718    929-202  New

Qty:
$132.11
  • Spring Code 3 Spring Code K To 12/02/02
  • Product Attributes:
    • Bushings Included: Yes
    • Color/Finish: Black
    • End 1 Attachment Type: Berlin Eye
    • End 2 Attachment Type: Berlin Eye
    • Helper Spring: No
    • Installation Hardware Included: No
    • Leaf Quantity: 4 (3/1)
    • Leaf Spring Arc Length: 6.5"
    • Leaf Width: 2.5 In.
    • Length A: 25.6875 In.
    • Length B: 31"
    • Material: Steel
    • SRI#: 43-1391
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Dorman
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2003 - Ford Ranger Rear

Latest Leaf Spring Repair and Installation Advice

CarJunky AutoAdvice

Leaf spring awful squeak

Showing 5 out of 5 Posts
Question From comnavguy on Leaf spring awful squeak

I just did rear brake shoes on an 89 Dodge Caravan -awful awful job. The brake job went well and all of that is OK.

I jacked the vehicle on the leaf spring on both sides, but on the driver's side there is a horrible squeak with just the slightest movement of the van.

A can of WD 40 and it's still bad.

ANY suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Response From Hammer Time

Have you determined exactly what spot is causing the problems?

Response From Tom Greenleaf

??!! To add:

">I jacked the vehicle on the leaf spring on both sides, but on the driver's side there is a horrible squeak with just the slightest movement of the van.<"

~~~~~~~~~~~~

Is this to say you used the spring itself to jack up the vehicle? NOT good if so. Find and use hoisting/jacking spots for each vehicle or damage could result. Did you break a shackle - something else?

Most OE leaf type springs come with nylon to keep them quiet. Light years ago we used to routinly oil them and I still do but it really isn't necessary like back when,

T

Response From Loren Champlain Sr

>>Light years ago we used to routinly oil them<< Some, even had grease fittings!

Response From Tom Greenleaf Top Rated Answer

NSDT = NO SH*T Dick TRACY. Holy crap Loren! Are we the last remaining archives for once was? Bacon fat for grease and and all that good stuff! Fisher was a wheel right company before fueled engines! Was a wagon wheel company the was bought by GM way back. They continued making wooden wheels thinking motor cars would be a passing fad!

Feel old as as dirt sometimes! Laugh and you are supposed to,

T

Converting from Leaf Springs to Coil Spring (1998 s-10 chevy)

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Question From ratrace2 on Converting from Leaf Springs to Coil Spring (1998 s-10 chevy)

Hello all you crazy "Wrench spinners":
1998 Chevy S-10 (2wd) 2.2L (MFI) 120" W.B.


Can someone point me in the right direction?

I hate my leaf springs--spills my coffee--, I want to convert over to a coil-over shock system, "thingy".......
No airbags please.

Response From Loren Champlain Sr

Ratrace; I know of no 'conversion' possible from leaf to coil springs. The coil-over shocks are going to make it worse. Might try some sandbags in the bed of the truck? Pickups just don't ride 'nice' when unladen.

Response From re-tired

There are no bolt on kits i know of. However I have done several, both with bags and springs .It requires a 5 llink set up , and a bit if geometry math to square things up . And a lot of welding . Loren's idea about the sand bag weights may be your best buy . Or buy a crossover for a car ride.

Response From ratrace2

You near Somerset, NJ.. . ??????

Response From re-tired Top Rated Answer

I'm a bit south , ocala fl 84' today . check with a local truck club , they have a wealth of knowledge.

need s 10 lift kit help

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Question From chevytrucks4life95 on need s 10 lift kit help

i have a 1995 chevy s-10 6cyl 4.3 114000 miles. i want to put an add a leaf spring kit in the back for 2 inches of lift but i want to know how it works and how they go on the old leaf spring
any help will be great thank you

Response From Guest

when you do the body lift MOVE THE OIL LINES THE FAN WILL CUT THEM!!!!!!!!!!

Response From Guest

hey i did a lift on my buddys 95 s10 blazer and we just crancked the tortion bars and put 2in shackels on, it was real easy i would do that

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Are you trying to lift just that back to a level position or want the back higher than the front?? They do make springs to U-bolt over the existing ones for added support, air lift shocks, or a block that would fit between the axle housing and the spring.

What are you trying to do and why just the back? You do know this will greatly change the alignment settings if changed - right?

T

Response From chevytrucks4life95

i have keys to put on the tortion bars in the front to rise that 2 inches but i want to find out he best way to lift the back and i dont realy know how the add a leaf kits work im kind of leaning toward geting longer shackles but i dont know how hard it would be to put a leaf on

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Ok: I think I see what you are up to. I just raised the front of my own C/K 2500 with just the adjustment of the torsion bars to gain about 1.5 inches - actually to level the front to the back - not for any style I was concerned with and I do plow snow with the thing and the general angle of the truck helps. Note that in my case it did make a problem with alignment which is now at maximums of the adjustable angles even with removing the factory plugs for caster adjustment.

I would opt for longer shackles for this in the back and leave the springs alone. Quite likely you would need shackles 4 inches longer at the rear to gain 2 inches in the height - sound about right?

I also would bet you can get these for this premade at a custom shop as many folks do play with these and lots on non OE stuff is available for Chev trucks in general. Sorry I don't know a site that caters to that but they are out there.

I would try to leave the existing leaf springs as they are. These ride hard enough for my taste and adding one could really make it a buck board. My own truck rides like crap anyway and just the front make it worse!

Also pay attention to the single flex hose for the brakes for the back. The front should be fine as you are really staying within likely norms but they should be checked with hubs fully extended at max no-load drop and steer it to see the action working properly. I don't know of any custom made hoses that are longer so you may have to remount where the rubber hose attaches at the frame and extend the brake lines.

The other way to raise the vehicle is to replace all the body mounts (probably a kit for that) such that the whole body is higher and the chassis stays where it was. A few things would need to be adjusted for that also like shift linkage and perhaps some wiring. Plenty to think about,

T

Response From chevytrucks4life95

thanks for the heads up on the flex hoses i never even gave those any though i plan on doing a body lift too how does that work with the steering colume and the shifter because of my manual transmition and my 4 wheel drive lever is on the floor. can i still put a body lift on it?

Response From Tom Greenleaf

There's lots to think about when things are out of OE spec. It just bent my mind a bit and if I tried to think of every last detail I'd miss some, but with the body to frame lift there's now lots to consider. Things like the steering and shift linkage - regular and the 4WD. Keep going and there's the parking brake cable (should be easy) wiring to O2 sensors, anti-lock brake wiring, gas tank to filler (watch out as that needs proper grounding for sparks!!!!) - egad it's causing a headache!

Just the spring work should leave the items within orig tolerances.

For a whole body lift I would seek out a one stop shop for the height you want. Two inches isn't all that much but still needs thought. I see this stuff out there but never did it. This is TMK one of the best chassis to fool around with as I think it dates back to 1982. MY 1995 may be the last best year to work with also. The computer controls changed in MY 1996 and have gotton so involved increasingly it seems they will try to adjust you sun visors or store where you use them in some memory in the damn thing

I don't know a site but there just must be a place you can get every single thing or adaptor needed all at once which would be a lot of help.

With just the spring work the ride will suffer some and you may find what I call "topping out" annoying. That's like when the shocks are the last thing to allow the upward motion of the vehicle just like there are rubber things on lower control arms, rear axle to cushion the "bottom out" situation when and if that happens.

Another consideration: Regulations which vary by state. Massachusetts will render a vehicle unusable on public roads in that you won't get a legit inspection sticker for real petty things like if your windshield washers don't work! No joke there! State of Maine will have your vehicle towed at the spot if your tires are not within OE specs for the vehicle! Watch out for stuff like that.

Of interest: I owned and modified a 1984 S-10 for the purpose of plowing snow AND keeping it street legal. Local rules in the snow states have to bend the rules some as we need equipment for this and virtually all would be illegal with that hunk of metal in front of you. I did choose and modify just the slightest on it's OE engine to allow for an hydraulic plow set up which is much stronger than the now mandatory all electric on the plow itself garbage for lift and angle of the thing. To accomodate the pump the end of the air cleaner snorkle assembly had to be cut off which is actually part of its emissiions control system and techically that made the vehicle illegal! I also knew that when a vehicle hit 15 model years old that they were exempt from most minor details and didn't they up and change the rules before I completed that whole thing and re-issued the rules to include all 1984 and newer motor vehicles - forever! At the age nobody pushed it with just that minor detail. It rusted out so bad after about 6 more years I did give up on the thing altogether for the one mentioned above - a 1997 C/K 2500.

Good luck with your project,

T

Response From chevytrucks4life95 Top Rated Answer

thank you for all the help. I got keyways that lift the front for the torsion bars put in, and 2 inch lift shackles for the leaf springs and i got trailmaster shocks that compensated for the lift and i love the look of my truck now. in the future i want to put a 3 inch body lift in but i cant find one mabye you can guide me on where to find one but if not i thank you for every thing and ill go on my way

Response From Tom Greenleaf

http://www.chtruckparts.com/ Try that site and see if that helps. You need to decide on just what suits you for the whole body lift. GM itself probably doesn't want to get too involved with this as it clearly alters the original engineering of how it would handle, stop and steer.

Good luck with the project,

T

1988 GMC rear end diagram

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Question From moonbaby on 1988 GMC rear end diagram

Have a 1988 GMC SWB fleetside truck. Some kid tried to lower the truck - to lower it he put the rear end "over" the leaf springs. I am trying to find out where to get a diagram to show me how the rear end should be set up to put it back to stock height. They replaced the ball joints and a-frame in the front and put it back to stock height, just not the rear end yet. Can anyone help?

Response From Tom Greenleaf Top Rated Answer

Leaf springs would be under the differential housing. They may have used longer "U" bolts and a block there or longer items at each end of the leaf spring. Just glance at an untouched one and that will show what was changed to modify this one,

T