Okay, so this isn't actually a "bike" tech / mod question but I didn't know where else to post it....
I have a 98 Ford Explorer XLT (4 door) and I have been using it to tow my trailer with two race bikes on it. The back end of the truck is sagging now even without the trailer hitched up to it. Spero and I have been asking around to find out how to fix this problem and have gotten a few different responses. The most common ones are:
"Ford Explorers are built to ride like cars, with softer suspension so the ride is smoother. The sagging of the back end of the truck is not uncommon if it is used to haul / tow stuff. The best solution is to put an extra leaf in the springs. This will stiffen the suspension, raise the back end and give me an extra 500 - 600 lbs of pulling weight or whatever."
"Replace my existing leaf springs with F150 leaf springs."
However, the first option is $380 plus taxes from Canada Springs on Norland Avenue in Burnaby, and the second option - I wouldn't even know where to get this done. So I am looking for some suggestions please......anyone know where I can get this done for less than $400? And has anyone ever done this before so I know that it will actually work?