1996-2007 Dodge Caravan, Plymouth Voyager Add-a-leaf kit
The 510-469 add-a-leaf kit from Dayton parts is a simple to install kit. An add-a-leaf is a piece of tempered spring steel that has been arched to fit right into your existing spring pack on your van. By adding the extra leaf it gives the leaf springs added support & reinforcement.
Here are some of the common instances where this kit might be of value-
- When towing or hauling heavy loads.
- Applications where a wheel chair lift might be causing the leaf springs to bottom out.
- weak or fatigued leaf springs
- sagging or squatting rear end- even when van is unloaded
An add-a-leaf kit has many benefits. By building up the suspension, you can gain improved steering, stability and vehicle balance when hauling a load. The kit will also raise the rear of the vehicle 1-2″. Add-a-leafs are an effective and affordable way to increase your vans suspension capacity.
This kit fits the following years and models-
1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 Dodge Caravan
1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 Plymouth Voyager
Note- Most Add-a-leaf kits will add approximately 1-2″ of lift to your vehicle. This height varies by vehicle and is dependent upon many factors. They will also increase the weight capacity and stiffness of your leaf springs. However- Only the vehicle manufacturer can set the GVWR. Even adding a leaf to your springs, you have the same brakes, axles, bearings and frame stiffness, which in part determines the vehicle’s load capability. Adding a leaf simply allow you to carry the maximum capacity of your van more comfortably and without suspension sag and the poor handling and other problems that comes with it.