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July 13, 2017, 12:45:16 am

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Lifting the Sagging Caddy
« on: July 13, 2017, 12:45:16 am »
Has anyone used the add a leaf kit from the folks at missinglinkz?  Do they even sell it anymore.  I dropped them a line but am asking here as well.  Where else can a guy get a single leaf to increase ride height and load capacity?  Parts Place wants 125 each and about 100 to ship to me.  I think there are cheaper and as good alternatives out there.  Looking around, but let me know if you have used the MLZ kit.

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Reply #1July 13, 2017, 09:29:47 pm

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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2017, 09:29:47 pm »
Here a while back I was checking into some overload springs for my F-250, and talking to the boys down at Les Schwab they said everybody's using air bags now. That might be something to check into.
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Reply #2July 13, 2017, 11:12:55 pm

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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2017, 11:12:55 pm »
I did get a reply from the folks at missinglinkz selling the helper kit.  Still the same price and I can use Pay Pal to send the money.  They still offer a 10% discount to folks like ourselves using a forum such as this.   

I also got a reply from a spring builder in the Portland area that would do several options.  A single spring sent to me for 90 bucks, If I take the spring to them they could install the spring into my current set for 125 each or I could just come get all new springs for 275 each.  Wow.  Parts Place isn't looking so bad anymore.  The reply included the fact that the shop didn't think inserting just one long spring would get me a 2-3 inch lift.  Basically if I want to raise it that much I need new springs.  I read that in other places as well so it is not just their opinion, all the other springs are tired and adding one new just won't do the work of a new set.  No brainer there man!

So to do this at a reasonable cost I might look into bags.  There is a shop in town that does good work.  That gets me lift but I am also in need of carrying capacity.  So maybe the helper set from Crawler and then a lift block and longer U bolts or bags. 

If the PO had not just installed a new set of shocks on this thing I might even go for Air shocks-  The pre bag method. 

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Reply #3July 14, 2017, 10:21:37 am

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« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2017, 10:21:37 am »
Super-beetle air shocks... easy peasy and cheap.

Reply #4January 11, 2019, 04:43:39 am

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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2019, 04:43:39 am »
LOL, you need the flowers to make the berries, to get the flowers you need the sun.

Are they in a sunny spot?

 

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