Need opinions on sagging leaf spring and dual shocks to single

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  1. Javin

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    I have to issues, one being I have the quad front shocks and I want to go to single just wondering if anyone has any pics of their setup where the single shock mounts to the dual shock tabs that are on the axle
    Also there is an 1.5” difference on height between my lift from drivers front to passenger front, drivers spring is sagging a bit. Their 4” lift springs wondering if I should get it rearched or just buy 1 new spring?
     
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    Depending on what you're trying to do with the truck, you should do both front leaf springs for sure, as for your budget and your plans as I said, I would do all four sets of leafs so you know you can rule that out. You should also look into your body mount bushings.

    As for your shocks the original location of a single shock would be mounted at the top to the spot where it bolts through the frame and between the shock tab, as for the bottom, there should only be two shock tabs on the axle for one side and the shock would go in between those tabs.

    My suburban has quad shocks and whoever owned it before me blew the lower mount off and went to single shocks after doing a shotty repair on the shock tabs, that's pretty common for quad shocks from what I've heard.

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    Can't help with going from quad shocks to standard singles, but i'd take a look at the pack to make sure that one isn't cracked or anything.

    If you have a local spring shop, I'd pull both packs and take em to get them evened out. Would probably be a ton cheaper than getting a new set of springs.
     
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    I just had my rear springs rebuilt. When the shop pulled them apart, they found a broken leaf in each. The breaks were not visible under load as the breaks were located within the area of the spring pack that is clamped by the u-bolts.
     
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    So I put in the single shock was actually really easy for right in place of the quad setup, I also last night out on my old spring that I had rebuilt which worked perfectly now the trucks sitting nice and level
     
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