Rear auxiliary springs? - Ford F150 Forum - Community of Ford Truck Fans



Rear auxiliary springs?

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-25-2010, 06:07 AM   #1
Senior Member
5 Year Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 174
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Rear auxiliary springs?

So, i'm looking to replace my rear leaf springs.

Should i go with the auxiliary springs? Do they allow heavier loads or what?
Stryc9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2010, 10:32 AM   #2
Plays with cars
5 Year Member
 
62champ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: NE PA
Posts: 123
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

The aux springs will allow the truck to carry a heavier load without bottoming out on the primary springs. It also keeps the ride fairly stock without going over the heavier springs which will ultimately give you a rougher ride.

Be careful, however - if you want to haul heavy loads you will need to do more than get aux rear springs.

I have ridden in a 1 ton pickup made in 1950...gives a new meaning to the term "rough ride." Owner joked that if you drove the truck over the shadow of a power line over the road you could feel it in the ride...

Good luck.
62champ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2010, 12:20 PM   #3
Senior Member
5 Year Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Pablo MT
Posts: 1,254
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 62champ View Post
The aux springs will allow the truck to carry a heavier load without bottoming out on the primary springs. It also keeps the ride fairly stock without going over the heavier springs which will ultimately give you a rougher ride.

Be careful, however - if you want to haul heavy loads you will need to do more than get aux rear springs.

I have ridden in a 1 ton pickup made in 1950...gives a new meaning to the term "rough ride." Owner joked that if you drove the truck over the shadow of a power line over the road you could feel it in the ride...

Good luck.
Most aux rear springs do not touch their mounts until the main spring is deflected, usually 1 to 2 inches. This means that you do not loose any of the ride quality empty. As for the 50's truck, they all rode rough. This is because of the shorter stiffer springs used, on newer trucks they have a longer spring that helps absorb the slight bumps on the road without compromising the load carrying capacity.
mitchalvin is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Intro and part questions LostAndFound General F150 Discussion 27 11-06-2016 04:24 PM
2wd suspension question HVAC_RIC 1997 - 2003 Ford F150 27 02-21-2016 07:02 PM
2004 Ford F150 4r75w Question alsatropine 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 3 09-15-2015 12:21 PM
Did a Tune Up WOW! LEBScrew13 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 18 09-04-2015 05:56 PM
Hey everyone Brandyn193 Introductions 1 09-04-2015 05:06 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:52 AM.


Copyright 2006 - 2016 F150Forum.com