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Thread: Leaf Springs
06-05-2011, 08:59 PM #1
So, I want to increase the payload my bed can carry. Instead of being around 2,000 pds, i wanna haul more, so my truck is more stronger. I have currently 3 leaf springs.
I have an 02 Gmc Sierra k1500, 5.3 V8, 4WD,K&N Air intake.
My question is, Shoulds i add a leaf, or get new leafs? If so, what type and/or what brand.
I would like to buy from an american made company=)2002 Gmc sierra
5.3 v8 1500
k&n air intake
20inch liquidmetal dyno 6's
xlerator dual exhaust.
06-05-2011, 09:07 PM #2
How much more do you think you want to haul??:cool:
2005 Chevy Silverado Z71 Crew Cab
6" Skyjacker lift w/Edlebrock dual front remote resoviour shocks, single rear remote. Rancho skid-plate.
17" x 9" M/T Classic Lock Wheels, 35" BFG A/T or M/T tires
4.10 PercisionGears w/factory locker, T/A Performance rear-end cover
Banks CAI intake, ported throttlebody, JBA coated headers, over-sized Magnaflow cats, Magnaflow cat back exhaust, Diablo tuned
B&M aluminum deep transmission pan
Warn brush guard w/Warn 9.5 XP winch, PIAA bulbs, Line-X bedliner, AWS Black tool chest, Extang tonneau cover
Weather Tech floor mats
Cover-Craft seat covers
Dash mat cover
Formula One window tint
One black Lab in rear seat.
06-05-2011, 09:38 PM #3
2009 Silverado 1500
5.3L / 3.73 G80 / 4spd / 4x4 / LWB/ Ext Cab / HD Tow-Haul
2.25in ReadyLift Level Kit / 3in blocks/ 3500lb HellWig / 265x65x17 Wrangler AT
K&N Filter / AirRaid MIT / MagnaFlow 2.25" Dual Exhaust / HyperTech MaxEnergy
06-06-2011, 08:00 AM #4
New leaf springs will not make your truck strongerWhen you hear hoofbeats, look for horses not zebras.
06-06-2011, 10:28 AM #5
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X2 on over load springs.Also air bag assist have come a long way since oil states rubber first built them in Arlinton,Tx.They sold the division to Firestone and the rest is history.2008,2500 silverado,k-n filter,flowmaster 7o series muff. linex bedliner.
06-06-2011, 06:58 PM #6
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- Grand Prairie, Texas
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I gotta agree with 2COR517 add all the new leafs or airbags you want the truck is only rated for so much weight due to more factors than just the springs.
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