Subscribe to a magazine

Rear Leaf Springs And Shocks

Back to article View Gallery
4 of 13
The Stage I rear suspension wasn't changed, and it still works well. A stock-length Deaver leaf pack easily bolts in without modifying the spring hangers or the shackles. A pair of Bilstein 5150 piggyback-reservoir shocks does a great job of damping the rear end at low to medium speeds. If this truck's new owner wants to go even faster, he can create Stage III. We'd suggest a pair of 62-inch Deaver leaf packs, and a longer, larger-diameter set of shocks poking through the bed and bolted to a bedcage. Stage IV? That would be a full bumper-to-bumper rollcage. No off-road truck is truly ever finished.

Advertisement