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leaf sping lifts?

i was wondering if i can just take a leaf out of these old f-150 2wd and put one of them in my fury.Not the hole leaf sping just one of them any ideas cause i want it lifted and rigged.

Also are shocks universal well besides the hieght different and if its a car and then a big 4x4?

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I have mixed leaves. If they are the same width and contour you can trim to fit with a metal abrasive blade chop saw. I just used my Harbor freight hyd pipe bender to reshape the front spring on my 22 antique racer. I chalk mark every inch then work it back and forth jacking to bend it a little at a time to reverse the eyes . took half anf hour.
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First, your leaf springs. Yes, you can physically take a leaf from one spring pack and insert it into another spring pack. It's called an 'add-a-leaf' in the off-road community, and for mild lifts of around an inch or so, it works just fine. Note that this will lift your vehicle, add to your weight carrying capacity (some, don't get crazy), and also stiffen the suspension. All good things for off-roaders, but might not be desirable for your particular situation. *NOTE* If you've never taken leaf spring packs apart before, get some help from somebody who has. There is a lot of energy stored up, even when there's no weight on the spring pack. You can get hurt, so use your melon.

Second, shocks are not one size fits all. Compression and rebound are set differently for each shock and each vehicle combination, and usually for the front and back of each vehicle. Think about it for a second....would a 1-ton dually rear shock be suitable as far as dampening for a replacement in a Ford Escort? I think not -- this is why each shock is designed to fit a certain application.
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