Hey Squirrel_murphy ---
Originally Posted by Squirrel_murphy
I put a couple of new pics in my gallery. Sorry guys haven't had time to get to my computer. Would front and rear springs from an E350 and Bilstein hd shocks give me my desired effect? One of the comments was front springs and rear blocks? Thank in advance. Super busy cleaning up the old van to sell.
I just took a look at your picture of the rear leaf spring ---
Picture 1 of 2 from Album New
Sportsmobile Forum - Squirrel_murphy's Album: New - Picture
---- and it looks like the main pack (3 leaves) is drooped down and sitting squarely on top of the stiff overload springs.
Those leaves are tired out! This won't give you a great ride.
Whatever you decide for the rear springs, I'm in agreement with the others on here for sure --- I definitely wouldn't go the route of a lift block.
Instead, new springs (or re-arched/rebuilt/re-stacked) springs would be advisable (IMHO) to get the rear end up and off those rough-riding overload leaves.
SMB Forum member BrianBlair
just put a new set of rear leaves (and front coils) in his E250, pretty sure he got a decent price on brand-new set. Somewhere on one of his threads he mentions that the spring replacement give him a bit of additional lift and a smoother ride. (He went with some custom-valved Fox 2.0 shocks for his rig, which is becoming a pretty popular alternative to the Bilsteins.)
Leaf springs....and when to replace them.
Finally got around to updating the original, 24 year old shocks/springs/coils.