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2005 Excursion Leaf Spring Swap questions

I have a 05 excursion 6.0 4x4. I have read about people swapping F250/F350 leaf springs. I would like to swap my front springs only. Is there a f250/f350 leaf spring that only only lift it 1"-1.5' at the most? I would keep my stock rear springs and put a larger block under them. Thanks!
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I just did mine about 6 months ago and I put F-550 springs on mine because body weighs so much more than even a 450 when hitting brakes hard !!! Only gained maybe 2 inches at most !!
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We have everything needed to cure the Excursion handling issues..PM me if I can help.
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I put a set if F350 springs under mine a couple of weeks ago. It lifted it up a couple of inches and the ride is outstanding. I then put Rancho 9000s all the way around and a set of Sky Jacker dual stabilizers up front. I wish I hadn't waited so long.


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I installed Ford X code front and C code rear. the most common swap is to put in Ford V code front and B code rear. I went for the extra payload.

I got about 5 inches of lift, but after all those miles hard to say how much was the settled springs and how much was over stock. I know I can no longer fit in a standard sized garage.

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Just a FYI, we came up with the modded B code swap and would never advise using B codes un modded.
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Just a FYI, we came up with the modded B code swap and would never advise using B codes un modded.
So what's the difference and why the "new" B code swap better than the old? If my truck can ever go more than 6 months without requiring a cash transfusion the swap is on my list.

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So what's the difference and why the "new" B code swap better than the old? If my truck can ever go more than 6 months without requiring a cash transfusion the swap is on my list.
There are several write-ups on how to do this, google search it. Anyway - they pull some parts of the spring pack from the original excursion springs and add to the B code springs. My understanding is that the Ex spring pack was designed for ride comfort. It is also designed to sit lower than the F-250. They use different height blocks as well. The idea is to try and keep some of the ride comfort of the stock Ex springs and mitigate the ride height difference.

Me - I just slapped straight C codes on it. I subscirbe to this theory:

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Their is no old or new B code mod their is just the B code mod thats been around since '04. Many like to reinvent the wheel so will try different things, some work some don't and the majority that try have no basis to compair one to another.

Stock rears don't ride well, don't tow well their just lousy springs. Modded B's wide better and don't squat like the stockers.
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Ahhh got it! For some reason I though you had come up with a new setup for the rear.

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185amp DC Power Engineering alternator
BPD oil cooler and cold weather package
Updated standpipes and dummy plugs
Edge Insight CTS with fuel pressure
No more STC fitting in the HPOP
Updated fuel pressure spring
Updated turbo oil drain
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Dual Batteries
Rotella T6
CAT ELC


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