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Old 04-22-2013, 06:42 PM
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Hey guys got rid of my 2500 hd 6.6 duramax, loved the way it looked but having three kids ot just wasnt making much sense so i picked up a 04 6.0 ex and i really love it so far. I noticed a couple things about it so i started googling and i came across this site. Ive been loving the site, learning alot about these monsters. I have a issue with my steering wheel not going back to center after a turn and some bottoming out. I did also notice that ot might need some ball joints, since i bought this through a buying service and it was a certified ford vehicle i was able to get a two year 24 k mi warrantee. Its not bumper to umper but its damn close and considering it has a 100 k on it i definelty wanted it. Believe it or not the steeri g box and ball joints are cover and i just dropped it off at the shop tonight but getting them two things do e im hoping that cleans up the steering bit. im reading a ton about the springs being c,b,v codes, what is that? A stiffness rating? And what should it have? I plan on putting a 5 in light on it but i would like to get that front end stuff as straightened out as i can. Sorry for the long post btw... Thx
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:51 PM
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Congrats on the Ex. I bought mine in Aug. the bottoming out on the front end is the springs hitting the bump stops. When the Excursions were made, Ford put a lighter spring under it to make it right more like a car and less like a truck. Also sits about 2" or so lower than a truck to fit in a garage door or drive through. Mine did the same thing. Cary at CT Performance figured out if you put the Super Duty V-code springs up front and a modified b-code in the rear it handles and rights 10 times better. What a difference it makes. I did this to mine about a month ago. I'm loving it. I bought some used springs for $200. The fronts actually had a leveling kit attached that I had to modify. All said and done I got 4" of lift in all four corners. Including shocks and hardware I'm into it less than a Gand. Well worth it. Cary knows what he's talking about. You can get a lot of useful info from him on your Excursion.


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Welcome....if I can help you sort out the suspension please PM or email me.

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Old 04-23-2013, 08:22 AM
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Thx alot fellas. I really appreciate the feedback and im gonna have to look into the spring thing... I bought rims and tires and im in the process of buying a lift kit. Is that something i should do after the lift of during?
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Don't buy a lift until you talk to Cary, seriously.


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I agree. Talk to Cary.


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