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05 Excursion spring swap project

I started a thread in the other section but have a few question hopefully you Excursion guys can answer about spring swaps.

This is for my 2005 Excursion 6.0 4x4


My front springs are pretty worn out, I want stronger springs in the rear for towing & to help with the ride/ body roll.

I am running 285/75/16 on stock rims and found out 2 are bent. So I got a great deal on 17" aftermarket rims and figured I might as well lift the Excursion 2"-4" and run a bigger tire since I'm doing everything.

Here is what I have so far for parts( nothing installed yet):

I ordered a pair of used Ford "X" code front leaf springs online for $175 shipped. I found rear F250 springs locally for $75 off a 04. I plan on taking the overload spring off

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I am wanting to run a 35" tire. I have a few questions

1. What size rear block would I need to run a 35" tire? Would a used stock f350 block be high enough or should I order a 2",3",4" block?

2. For the front what size shackles would I need to clear a 35" tire? 2" or 3"?

3. Anything else I might need?

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4" block in the back
3" hanger up front
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The stock F350 block is almost 4", Cary T from CT performance is the man to talk to .. with the rear springs you swap some leaves around. Look up B code swap. I have similair setup on my 200 excursion and am looking to do the same with my 2005 shortly. Cary recommends a drop track bar bracket and adj track bar. I know my 2000 track bar is off 1/4" so it needs it. Also the shocks should be changed. recommend double shocks in the front, 2 per side. Cary has a special Bilstein with correct valving. You need to get your springs in and send him your needed shock length and he will send the correct shocks.
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here's my 2000 with 285/16's and the spring swap

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I need to do the same thing. Just got an 05. I am doing some research today. Are used springs generally ok? I would like about 1-2" in the rear. and a few inches in the front to make it more level. I plan to ad 35" tires in stock 20's
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Used springs are generally okay. I would verify the spring code by looking at the door tag and pull them off the truck myself. I think with only 1"-2" of lift in the front you may be limited to a 33" tire.

Cary from CT performance sells some very heavy duty brackets and shackles for the front. He helped me out with my 05 EX.
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I bought my front springs used of eBay......
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I put brand new 550 springs on front $250 ish and 2 inch blocks in rear and am running 33 by 11.50 by 18 with good clearance !! Not sure I could get 35's to fit !! As the spring guy explained to me these things have alot more weight on front springs when brakes r applied hard than even the 450's do !! Gave me about 2 inches of lift !!

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