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    Default Amarok heavy duty leaf springs

    Hi

    If I recall you can choose between a 3-leaf comfort and a 5-leaf heavy duty spring option for the rear of the Amarok. If I recall, there is no cost difference if specified in time.

    Does anyone on the forum have the 5-leaf setup on a double cab? I am interested to know if the ride is much harder or close to not noticeable. Any input?

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    Default Re: Amarok heavy duty leaf springs

    I have the 5 pack heavy duty blades on my Amarok. The ride quality is more firm than with the 3 blades especially when you don't have any permanent accessories on the rok. I always have the RSi canopy, long range fuel tank and bakkie slide in/on which makes the heavy duty blades worth it.

    Just have a look at the optional extras on the new Amaroks, I think you now have to pay for the upgraded GVM (5 pack).
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    VW quoted R1053.00 excl. Vat a few months ago. I decided to go with the standard 3 blade spring pack and have no regrets. Ride quality is very good and the vehicle doesn't sag when loaded and with my camp trailer hitched.

    I know a guy who decided to take the 5 blade option and had VW remove it and replaced with the standard springs at a huge cost. He doesn't really load heavily and said the ride was really harsh.
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    I have the 5 blade setup.
    The standard 3 blade cant handle 500kg, for my use it is too soft. Bloody comfy, but too soft. I've seen a couple of guys with a 1000l bowser on the rear on their rocks and they are riding on the bump stops.
    If you were to load your bakkie with luggage and a few goodies + hitch your camping trailer you'd be quite low on the rear. (3blade )

    I'm quite used to the 5 blade and will definitely opt for it again.
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    Can you retro fit?
    I've got the 3-blade, and noticed there was quite a bit of sag when I connected my Companion... or should I rather get a load helper or sorts?
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    Default Re: Amarok heavy duty leaf springs

    Quote Originally Posted by BobMabena View Post
    Can you retro fit?
    I've got the 3-blade, and noticed there was quite a bit of sag when I connected my Companion... or should I rather get a load helper or sorts?
    You also gain ride height with the 5 blade. Its a super easy job to retro fit
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    Default Re: Amarok heavy duty leaf springs

    I have 5 blade. Yes more harder riding than 3 blade on my previous Amarok. Then again I need 5 blade for off roading and towing. Depends what you need - but 3 blade a lot more comfortable.
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    Default Re: Amarok heavy duty leaf springs

    Hi there. I also have the 3 blades and was wondering, is it at all possible to just get another 2 blades added to the existing setup, or must one replace the 3 blade with a 5 blade...?
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    Keeping this tread alive. I'm tired of my Amarok's comfort springs. Either the springs are completely pap, or they are simply not up to the task. Even with new Bilsteins, I find that a mild load (200-300kg) leads to frequent bottoming out.

    So, does anyone have a part number for the 5-leaf springs? Barons just looked at me blankly.
    Alternatively, how can I test my springs to make sure that they are up to scratch? Even the Disco Sport we had for a couple of months carried load better than this bakkie!

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    From what I can see it is 2H0 511 151 BF
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    Default Re: Amarok heavy duty leaf springs

    Just to add to the discussion....

    Has anyone installed "Load Helpers" instead of adding extra leaves?

    Something like this...
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    Ive gone the airbag route, deflate the air bags when not loaded and inflate up to 7 bar to handle almost any load when loaded... Nice part it levels the Amarok 100% when loaded or when towing
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    Default Re: Amarok heavy duty leaf springs

    Quote Originally Posted by dph View Post
    Keeping this tread alive. I'm tired of my Amarok's comfort springs. Either the springs are completely pap, or they are simply not up to the task. Even with new Bilsteins, I find that a mild load (200-300kg) leads to frequent bottoming out.

    So, does anyone have a part number for the 5-leaf springs? Barons just looked at me blankly.
    Alternatively, how can I test my springs to make sure that they are up to scratch? Even the Disco Sport we had for a couple of months carried load better than this bakkie!
    Take your car to Saaymans...they will add the additional blades and at a fraction of VWs price
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    Default Re: Amarok heavy duty leaf springs

    I have not really seen any issues when I had the entire back loaded with stuff and a trailer in tow with my 3 blade setup. Maybe all that load was not that much then considering
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    Default Re: Amarok heavy duty leaf springs

    I was told that you can’t just add blades...?
    Apparently the only way is to replace the 3 blade leaf springs with a 5 blade leaf spring?
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    Default Re: Amarok heavy duty leaf springs

    You can - BUT make sure the blade angles and thickness are the same and obviously that the assembly is done properly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeckoCampers View Post
    From what I can see it is 2H0 511 151 BF
    Cost of buying the 5 blade pack?
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    Default Re: Amarok heavy duty leaf springs

    When I had my Amarok I had the same problem with the 3 leaf pack on the rear of the Rok, the 5 pack was not an option as a result of the cost thus I elected to approach Saayman spring works and they fitted an extra leaf spring thus turning it into a 4 pack. The ride was substantially better and loading capability increased as well and the cost was a fraction of the price of a VW 5 pack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisBlatherwick View Post
    When I had my Amarok I had the same problem with the 3 leaf pack on the rear of the Rok, the 5 pack was not an option as a result of the cost thus I elected to approach Saayman spring works and they fitted an extra leaf spring thus turning it into a 4 pack. The ride was substantially better and loading capability increased as well and the cost was a fraction of the price of a VW 5 pack.
    Phoned Saayman this morning... extra leaf is R3250 ex VAT... fitted.

    LoadHog is R1995 ex Joburg... and it's adjustable. (R2700(?) fitted in Montague Gardens)

    Is the extra leaf that much better?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobMabena View Post
    Phoned Saayman this morning... extra leaf is R3250 ex VAT... fitted.

    LoadHog is R1995 ex Joburg... and it's adjustable. (R2700(?) fitted in Montague Gardens)

    Is the extra leaf that much better?
    I wish I still had my Rok so that you could feel how it drives, I have looked at the load hog option before I went for the Saayman setup but elected to rather go for the additional spring as it gave me the best of both worlds (comfort and load capacity) and I gained a couple of cm lift on the rear as well. I have heard some pro and con stories regarding the load hog setup but elected to go for the safer "add a leaf option".
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