The spring shop over here wants $230 for a re-arch and an add-a-leaf inserted. New springs are like $500+ a couple hundred for shipping to Hawaii. So, I'm on the fence. I appreciate all the input. :boobies: I love these smilies.YUNADERIS said:get new springs...the stock springs are worth your time
alcan makes some good springs, pricey though
Thanks for all the awesome info! The shop here quoted me $230 with an add-a-leaf installed, not too bad. When you take into account the cost of shipping leaf springs here to Hawaii 2nd day air (due to other fact that there isn't ground shipping) plus $500 for the springs; the re-arch starts sounding better and better. The jury is still out, I'm sure I'll post when I finally get everything together.Janster said:I had my leaf springs re-arched on my 96 about 4 years ago.
I would recommend finding new springs if you can - or atleast compare the costs of new springs versus re-arching.
My re-arching cost about $300- that included installation and 2 extra leafs for each pak.
If you go with the re-arching process...most definately get atleast ONE extra leaf made at the same time (with the same arch). The extra leaf or leafs will help prevent sagging (over time) and will also give the leaf pak more support for hauling/more weight in the bed. The ride will be stiffer.... but atleast now you can haul A LOT more shit back there. I'd fill up my truck with mulch to the top rails and it hardly dropped any.
Talk to the guys at the spring shop - cuz I'm sure its different than mine was 4 years ago.
When I had the re-arching done - I asked for a 2" lift. When it was done and we picked it up - I was like..WTF???. The truck had about 3.5" and I was worried it woudln't settle down (kinda looked funny with 1.5" lift up front). I had to install 2.5 degree shims to get rid of driveline vibes. After a month or so, it settled down to be about 2.5" of lift and has been there ever since.