Dissappointed with my new Skyjacker leaf springs!

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After waiting for almost two months for my 4 in. lift leaf springs to arrive (the penalty of being an international buyer!) .. I'm so disappointed when I start to test fit these springs! .. look at the difference between the front two springs (measured from center to center) :

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I can order one leaf from Summit Racing, but honestly I lost faith on Skyjackers already, I wish I went with OME springs from day 1!
 
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Fronts are longer than rears. L40FS is front, L40RS is rear.
If you look closely at the label of both measured springs, you'll see clearly that they have the exact part number, so they both should be on the front. except for the idiot guy who mislabeled one of them and caused me all the hassle.

And by the way, they rears both measured at 40.5 in center to center.
 

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Since the engine is offset to the left side, I would put the higher arched spring on that side.

Whether or not Skyjacker intended it that way( and chances are they did not) When life hands you lemons…

I remember when @Downey was importing springs and dealing with QC issues from overseas manufacturers, they would put all the springs on the shop floor, measure them, and put them into three piles: +,-&= depending on how close they were to spec. They always made sure to send out floor-matched sets. I got all the oddballs😛(not complaining, they were usually free😊)
 
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I measured both of them, one is indeed shorter by 1 in, and adding insult to injury, its shorter on the fixed side of the spring (backside), so the whole front axle is crocked by 1 in to the passenger side. Not good at all!
 
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I measured both of them, one is indeed shorter by 1 in, and adding insult to injury, its shorter on the fixed side of the spring (backside), so the whole front axle is crocked by 1 in to the passenger side. Not good at all!
If that is the case then Skyjacker needs to be notified so they can correct the problem.
 

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I have been using Skyjacker products for over 30 years and have never had any issues with any of their products. Still using a pair of their 4" softride springs from 20 years ago. The truck has worn out and is coming off the road for good but the springs are still nice and actually going on my new build.
 
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Can you put them on the ground upside down to compare the arch from one to the other and post a pic?

Here you go : I wont call Skyjacker for that, I'm an international buyer and they know I can't do anything against them, I have tried that before with many companies and 99% of the time I will be the losing side.

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I measured both of them, one is indeed shorter by 1 in, and adding insult to injury, its shorter on the fixed side of the spring (backside), so the whole front axle is crocked by 1 in to the passenger side. Not good at all!
Have you measured with a flat tape along the curve to get an accurate length of the main leaves while taking the arch out of the equation?

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I think Kamaro is correct, someone at skyjacker hosed the order up.....defiantly not the correct Front spring....have you sent them an e-mail with these pictures. I’ve had good luck with their product (2” lift) and they have responded to my e-mail’s in the past. However, my questions were pretty low profile (spring bushing mix and match) compared to your issue.
 
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I just received both the L40LS and L40RS springs 2 weeks ago and front springs are identical (to each other) and rear springs are identical (to each other). Sounds like someone screwed up. I know the arc is different from front to rear and there is a difference in length of about an inch between front and rear. Id call for sure. Send pics etc. They should send another no charge and not require you to ship the other back. Sorry to hear that.
 
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P.S. The only problem I had is that the Skyjacker springs are 2-1/2" and my old ones were 2-3/4" so I had to cut a 1/4" off of the bushings and use washers to make up the difference.
 

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20 years ago my skyjacker springs came with thicker bushings to make the same width as a stock springs and bushings set
 
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count me as another happy customer who bought 4" SJ springs almost 20 years ago and they are still doing great.

I would try them. Just because you are international doesn't mean they won't do the right thing.
 

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