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Old 12-20-2013, 03:04 PM
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Ok just got wife an 07 Expedition a few months ago and now no one wants to ride in my baby !! So my question is anything I can do about this ?? Shocks ?? Airbags?? I am currently running skyjacker shocks and I know most guys run the bilsteins but does it really make that big of a difference? Buddies with 1 tons say it rides alot better than theirs does !! I rarely tow anything !! So any suggestions ??
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Get in contact with Cary over at CT Performance...he has the ride solution for Excursions. I imagine he will find his way here.

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Look up V/B spring mod. I bought used F-550 X code front leaf springs and F-250 rear leaf springs.

Basically you take the bottom 2 leaf springs off your old excursion rear springs and add them to the F-250 rear springs. Also use the spacers (material between each leaf spring) from the excursion leaf springs and add to your modified F-250 springs.


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Look up V/B spring mod. I bought used F-550 X code front leaf springs and F-250 rear leaf springs.

Basically you take the bottom 2 leaf springs off your old excursion rear springs and add them to the F-250 rear springs. Also use the spacers (material between each leaf spring) from the excursion leaf springs and add to your modified F-250 springs.


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Thanks man I just put 550 fronts on but they were brand new how do I know what code they r ?? Its really HARD to read your message while staring at that pic !!
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a better shock made my truck ride a whole lot better.. better then most cars
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a better shock made my truck ride a whole lot better.. better then most cars
What did u go with ??
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icon... they custom valve them
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or talk to the guys at carli and see if they can help with the shocks, they also do valveing. One other thing that comes to mind and I not sure about your ex but some of the guys with trucks are upgrading to 08 leaf packs because of the longer arch, this helps with the ride.
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Did you buy the F550 springs from Ford? If not no telling what "code" they are. I bought mine off a wrecked F550 truck. They were grade "A" used parts. They cost me $175 shipped off ebay. The rear F250 springs I found local off Craigslist for $75.

I plan on running a 4" custom block in the rear and a 3" mini springs pack on the front. I have all the part just need to put them on! Lol As for shocks a lot of people like the Blistens.

I'll take the pic down! Hahah just kidding


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