Hi guys. I was workin on my front axle the other day (College is out for Christmas, and work is a little slow) and I noticed that my front springs were saggin quite a bit. The bumpers were just about touching with the beast just sitting on the jackstands. I have a 72 J4000 "Camper Special" so it has really heavy rear springs. Both front and rear springs are SOA. Due to the front spring sag, and possibly extra leafs in the rear the front end of my truck is considerably lower than the back. I would like to even things out. (School doesn't start for 2+ weeks, might as well play around with it.) I would like some suggestions as to what I can do.
My priorities are as follows.
1. Must be drivable, wandering etc is not acceptable.
2. A stiff ride is not a problem.
3. Would like to avoid drive train problems.
My options as I see them are to
1. Add blocks under the front springs (SOA existing) I have heard bad things about blocks on the front end. Blocks don't solve the sagging spring. But they would be quick and cheap (gotta pay tuition [img]smile.gif[/img] )
2. Install an add a leaf AAL. Never used them before. I don't know if it will add enough arch to my springs to eliminate the sag problem. I don't know if they will give me enough lift to pick the front up to the level of the rear. (I am guessing that 4-5 inches will make the two ends about even.)
3. Re-arch my springs. I doubt that the original arch will give me enough lift on the front end but maybe I can get the people who will re-arch the springs to throw a couple extra inches of arch in.
I am not trying to get a huge towering beast, just want to get the front up about where the back is. Please let me know your thoughts about the options listed above or if y'all have any other ideas I am certainly open to suggestions/advice.
Thought I should throw in all the info about the ol rig in case any of this is pertinate to the question.
72 J4000 Camper Special 360/400/D20 Dana 44/60 (F/R)
Thanks for the help
1972 J-4800 Gladiator<br />360/TH400/D20<br />D44HD/D60 (F/R)