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05 Suspension mods

I'm still knocking around options for suspension upgrades on my 05. I've read all of the "X", "V", and "B" code leaf spring upgrades but was wondering if anyone has installed the front and rear air bag systems by air lift? Looks like this would be more desirable since ride heights could be adjusted based on load.
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The air lift I thought was just a helper lift as a leveling lift for hauling big loads and is only for the rear. Biggest bang would be a PMF 08-10 or 11+ conversion bracket for the longer leafs in those trucks. I guess wh are you looking for in regards to 'suspension options'?


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An air lift is not going to change how your suspension works, it will simply add some capacity. So if your springs are shot, the airbags will make you ride higher, but you will still have the same bounce from a weak spring.

And many people strongly advise against putting airbags up front.

The reason so many people just convert to the stock F250 and F350 springs is they work.

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We developed the Excursion suspension mods 8 years ago and have helped Thousands, 100% happy customers. ..PM me if I can help

Air bag suspensions...great if you like pogo sticks.
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We developed the Excursion suspension mods 8 years ago and have helped Thousands, 100% happy customers. ..PM me if I can help

Air bag suspensions...great if you like pogo sticks.
Cary do you know of any heavy duty tie rod ends? With the back roads I drive all the time mine don't last as long as I'd like before my steering gets real sloppy. Also, do you recall the number of splines of the front '05 Ex front axle?

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Have you tried XRF's?
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Thanks Cary, I'll check them out, hopefully they'll have a Canadian supplier.

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The longer rear springs will not fit on an Excursion.
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The longer rear springs will not fit on an Excursion.
Which model are you talking about?

I am running X and C code front and rear on mine. no issues.

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He's talking about '08 up rear springs.
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