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What to Know When Replacing Your Ford Truck Leaf Springs

What to Know When Replacing Your Ford Truck Leaf Springs

Not every Ford truck is built the same, you know that, but did you know that even on the same model Ford Truck you can have many different load capacities for your leaf springs? Not everyone uses his or her truck the same way. So it’s important to know what the capacity of your truck’s leaf springs are before you start to load your truck bed. By taking this precaution, you can avoid overloading your leaf springs and causing major damage to your truck.

For Leaf Spring Fit Truck Category Matters

At General Spring, we realize that the fit of the leaf spring depends on the truck, so we carry leaf springs for many of the different varieties of Ford trucks. We can supply leaf springs for the F100, F150, F250, F350, F450, F550, Ranger, Bronco, Bronco II, Excursion, Explorer, Mountaineer, and Navajo.

However, even within some of these varieties, the model year of the truck can make a big difference. For instance, the F350 has had four different leaf springs sizes over the years. The springs were the same between 1973 – 1979, 1980 – 1997, 1999 – 2007 and 2008 – 2014. As experts in the field of suspension products we can ask the right questions to help make sure you choose the right product for your vehicle.

How Different Can the Capacity Be for Each Truck Type?

Take for instance the Ford F350 for model years 2008 – 2014. We carry four different model leaf springs that will fit the rear suspension on this truck. All measure 33 ¼” X 33 ¼” with a width of 3”, but the spring capacities are 2,700 lbs., 3,600 lbs., 4,400 lbs. and 5,000 lbs.

The two lower capacity springs have 5 leaves and the two larger capacity springs have 6 leaves, to help take the extra weight. As you can see, there are a lot of options for load capacity when you are fitting leaf springs to your truck.

General Spring is the Place to Turn for all Your Suspension Needs

At General Spring we have specialized in leaf springs, coil springs, add-a-leafs, load support, and attaching parts for over 50 years. In over half a century, we have learned a bit about what it takes to make a vehicle suspension work properly. Whether you are needing to replace old, cracked, worn, or broken springs, or need a heavy duty option to improve your load capacity, we have what you need. We’re confident that we can help you find the right type of suspension product at a price that’s affordable to you.

We have a large warehouse, allowing us to perform a quality check prior to shipping out any of suspension products to you. If you’re local to the New Century, KS area, we have a full service shop, where we can handle all of your suspension repairs. Feel free to reach out to us locally at 913-829-0619, or toll free at 1-888-829-0619. You can even contact us online. We regularly ship products to customers all over the country, and even around the world. We look forward to working with you soon.

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2008 - 2016 Ford Super Duty rear leaf spring, 5(4/1) leaf, 2700 lbs capacity

  • Spring Capacity = 2700 lbs
  • Width = 3
  • # of Leaves = 5(4/1)
  • Measures (A/B) = 33-1/4 x 33-1/4
  • Pack Thickness = 3
  • Bushings Included
  • Sold Per Side - Order Quantity 2 for a pair

Our Price: $169.99
2009 - 2014 F150 rear leaf spring, 4(3/1) leaves, 1900 lbs capacity

  • Spring Capacity = 1900 lbs
  • Width = 3
  • # of Leaves = 4(3/1)
  • Measures (A/B) = 31-5/8 x 31-5/8
  • Pack Thickness = 2-1/8
  • Bushings Included
  • Sold Per Side - Order Quantity 2 for a pair

Our Price: $169.99
2008 - 2016 Ford Super Duty rear leaf spring, 6(5/1) leaf, 4400 lbs capacity


  • Spring Capacity = 4400 lbs
  • Width = 3
  • # of Leaves = 6(5/1)
  • Measures (A/B) = 33-1/4 x 33-1/4
  • Pack Thickness = 3-3/8
  • Bushings Included
  • Sold Per Side - Order Quantity 2 for a pair

Our Price: $199.99