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Does anyone know when Dodge stopped using leafsprings in the front of their trucks? I know the 05 I had had coil springs. Did any of the earlier Cummins equipped trucks have leafsprings?
My '42 project truck has leafsprings with a straight six but I don't think they are strong enough for the Cummins 6Bt. I would like to replace them with stronger, longer ones(for travel) but still Dodge if I can.
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Dodge switched to coils for the 2nd generation trucks in 1994. All previous year 1st gen trucks used leaf springs in the front and they put the cummins 5.9 in those starting in the late 80's.

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