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I'm in the market to replace the rear leads on my 48. Couple of guys on here said they have swapped 49 springs in place. Went to the spring shop here in town and the old guy whipped out a book from 1956. According to the book the only difference between springs from 37-52 is deflection rate and the amount of leaves. 37-48 are all identical. From 49 on less leaves and deflection rates. Measurements are the same. My question is anyone swap to the 49 and later springs what rate did you use and what were the lowering measurements from original. Stock 48 springs are 800 lbs for standard duty and 1000lbs for HD. Later rates range from 520, 600, 640, 700. No springs from 49 on were over 700 unless they were on a wagon. Thanks.
So I really have no Idea if this is going to affect the ride to much but I hope it works! Almost complete with the front end and I found a pair of air shocks from O'reillys Auto Parts. Had to press a metal sleeve out of one end and modify the size of the rubber hole with my drill. Got one on tonight and hope to have the other one on tomorrow! I'm looking for a little bit lower ride and stance on the truck and thought this may work. My plan is to rob an air tank off one of my old big rigs and install a small 12V air compressor in the truck. When I'm out cruising I'll try to have enough air in them to keep the tires on the ground and when we go to cruise night every month drain the air and drop the truck a few inches???? Took two leafs out of the spring pack and slicked them up a little! If you have any thoughts on how this might work I'm ready for the heat! Will slap a set on the back when I get there soon! Landon