Leaf Springs

Discussion in 'Lifted & Offroad Suspension' started by 89steveo50, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. 89steveo50

    89steveo50 Rockstar

    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=)
     
  2. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    How much more do you think you want to haul??
     
  3. 98Hotrod98

    98Hotrod98 Rockstar 100 Posts

  4. 2COR517

    2COR517 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    New leaf springs will not make your truck stronger
     
  5. bby366

    bby366 Member

    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.
     
  6. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Epic Member Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    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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