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Flat leaf springs

My truck has been sitting for a couple months while I was out of town for work and the passenger side leaf spring is almost flat. I'm trying to decide if an AAL pack would fix this or just mask the problem. Any input would be great. Thanks in advance.

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it wasn't flat before you left? Did it break? Sounds like it's too far gone for an AAL.


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New leaf packs are the way to go, both sides.
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Look into Alcan springs. Great price, great product.

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Post a picture for us to see? My springs were pretty flat and I went with the AAL, Brought my factory leafs back to new health. But your case may be different.

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I never noticed it being flat before I left. I'll get a picture sent to me tonight and post it up. I'm getting new tires at the beginning of the year and I'm going to get it fixed before then. Thanks guys

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Actually, I've also only just noticed you have shackles installed on your rear? They have been known to hyper-extend your rear leafs and cause them to go flat faster.
PRG Products Blog Archive Q: What’s best for the rear of my Frontier: shackles, blocks, or spring upgrade?
AALs plus blocks or shackles?

This could help you, I still say that as long as your leafs are not broken an AAL might be your cheapest option.

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Yeah, I've read that shackles will do that but I read it a little too late. When I fix my leafs, I'm going to go back to stock shackles. The first picture is my passenger side, the flat one, and the second is my driver, as if it wouldn't be obvious. The driver side isn't as flat as it looks in this picture but when I decide what I'm going to do, I'm changing both.



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the passenger side looks like its slightly bending backwards. i would say that flat is ok, but your passenger spring is shot.
both sets of springs will need replacing.

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