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Old 05-10-2013, 08:24 AM
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Spring capacity question

I'm about to order my front and rear replacement springs. I'm shopping sdtrucksprings.com , and came across diffrent selections using an 00 F350. 1 is 3000lbs for the rear and 4400lbs. For the front I'm probably going with the 2630lb. I'm going to be most daily driving and randomly towing a car trailer and rv. Would the 4400lb to stiff? Also with a bull bar on the front will the front 2630lb springs be enough for a comfortable ride or should I go higher? Thanks for the help.
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Do yourself a favor..get springs from ford, X codes for the front, do modded B codes for the rear.
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Still haven't ordered my springs. Has anyone out there bought from sdtrucksprings.com ? I know caryt will say buy them from him or ford but I can't see paying twice as much if they will do the same thing. Please some one shed some light here. I've got the 43-818 at 2630lbs and the 43-1261 at 3000lbs in my shopping cart. Any help from a previous buyer at sd trucks would be great.
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Do yourself a favor..get springs from ford, X codes for the front, do modded B codes for the rear.
Cary, would you mind elaborating as to the reason behind these choices?
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Cary's Modifications work. They have been around since 2004 for almost 10 years... Here is a old chart from a thread I had back in '09 on Diesel Stop, I just added new part #'s from the part # sticky thread in the org's general 6.0L section:

X Codes..F81A-5310-AFA, stamped #3034AFA, Suffix AHD, Weight 2,600lb.
W Codes.. ? - ? - ? -?-?-, stamped # ?-?-?-?- , Suffix AGD, Weight 2,400lb.
V Codes..2C3Z-5310-HA , stamped #3C34ADA , Suffix AFD, Weight 2,200lb.
U Codes..2C3Z-5310-GA , stamped #2C34ACB , Suffix AED, Weight 2,000lb.
T Codes.. ? - ? - ? -?-?- , stamped #F81AADD , Suffix ADD, Weight 1,800lb.
S Codes.. ? - ? - ? -?-?- , stamped # ?-?-?-?- , Suffix ACD, Weight 1,600lb.
H Codes.. ? - ? - ? -?-?- , stamped # ?-?-?-?- , Suffix HA, Weight 2,250lb.
G Codes.. ? - ? - ? -?-?- , stamped # ?-?-?-?- , Suffix GA, Weight ?
D Codes.. ? - ? - ? -?-?- , stamped # ?-?-?-?- , Suffix DA, Weight 1,980lb.
C Codes.. ? - ? - ? -?-?- , stamped # ?-?-?-?- , Suffix CA, Weight 1,780lb.
B Codes.. ? - ? - ? -?-?-?, stamped # ?-?-?-?-?, Suffix BA, Weight 1,680lb.


5C34 5310 AHB-----------------------------4,000 FGAWR

5C34 5310 AGB-----------------------------4,400 FGAWR

5C34 5310 AFB-----------------------------4,800 FGAWR

5C34 5310 AEB-----------------------------5,200 FGAWR

5C34 5310 ADB-----------------------------5,600 FGAWR

5C34 5310 ACB-----------------------------6,000 FGAWR

5C34-5310 ABB-----------------------------6,500 FGAWR

5C34 5310 AAB-----------------------------7,000 FGAWR

Front Spring Part # vs Code - Page 2 - Diesel Forum - TheDieselStop.com

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Old 07-20-2013, 02:32 PM
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I did Cary's VB spring mod. I bought mine from a salvage yard for $200 total. The front spring I got had a leveling kit already on them. Total lift of 4" over where I started. The ride is 100x better. I'm not fighting it while driving anymore.


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X10 on going with OEM. They will last longer and handle good
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