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Why Add A Leaf Spring to Increase Load Capacity

Why Add Leaf Spring to Increase Load Capacity?Many vehicle applications require you to increase the load capacity on your suspension system, and there are many different ways this can be done. One of the most common ways is to replace the existing leaf springs, which are in perfectly good condition, with a new heavy-duty leaf spring bundle to deal with the heavier loads. While this option is easy to implement, it can also become quite costly.

In addition to the expense of adding the new leaf springs, this option can also be wasteful since you are discarding the old factory leaf springs even if they are not worn, saggy or broken. Wouldn’t it be better to add to a vehicle’s existing leaf springs in order to improve the load capacity? This is exactly what Add A Leaf kits will do for you.

What is an Add A Leaf?

The Add A Leaf kits are designed to increase the leaf spring capacity on a car, van, truck or SUV in an easy-to-install and more economical way than replacing the healthy existing leaf springs. By adding an additional long, full size leaf to the existing leaf stack, you not only increase the capacity, but also raise the height of the vehicle.

Here is a type of Add A Leaf kit you might be looking for:

· Product Code SXL-20083 2003 F250/F350 rear add a leaf (without dual rear wheels): This Add A Leaf kit for the Ford F250 and F350 model trucks is designed to add 1,224 lbs. to your spring capacity. The long Add A Leaf kit comes with tip inserts for smooth operation and includes Kwik Clips and center bolts for easy but firm attachment to your existing leaf springs. The kit includes all the parts needed for the entire vehicle, so only order 1 kit per vehicle. Add a Leafs are not one size fits all as they are specially arced and fitted to a certain vehicle, but other kits are available for the F250/F350 trucks with dual rear wheels.

General Spring: For Add A Leaf Kits and Much More

General Springs is the place to turn for the advice you need when you are looking to update your suspension system. Because we have been experts in the automotive suspension business for almost 50 years, we can offer you expert advice, quality parts and excellent customer service that you want when making your decision. Over the years we have learned a significant amount about picking the right product for the job and we know that we can find the right type of suspension product to suit your needs at a price that is within your budget.

As well as shipping suspension system products throughout the United States and around the world, we also have a full service shop in the New Century, KS area where we can personally help you with your suspension needs. So call us toll free at 1-888-829-0619 today or contact us online . We’ll be happy to assist you with anything you might need.

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2009 - 2013 F150 rear add a leaf with factory 3(2/1) leaf - 998 Lb Increase

  • 998 Pound Spring Capacity Increase
  • Long Add a Leaf
  • Tip Inserts
  • Comes with Kwik Clips and Center Bolts
  • Order 1 Kit per Vehicle

Our Price: $139.99
2008 - 2010 F350 rear add a leaf (with dual rear wheels) - 1224 Lb Increase

  • 1224 Pound Spring Capacity Increase
  • Long Add a Leaf
  • Tip Inserts
  • Comes with Kwik Clips and Center Bolts
  • Order 1 Kit per Vehicle

Our Price: $149.99
2011 - 2014 F250 / F350 short rear add a leaf with factory 3(2/1) Leaf - 1224 Lb Increase


  • 1224 Pound Spring Capacity Increase
  • Short Add a Leaf
  • Tip Inserts
  • Comes with Riveted Metal Clips, Clip Bolts and Center Bolts
  • Order 1 Kit per Vehicle

Our Price: $149.99