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post #1 of 4 Old 11-09-2012, 11:39 AM Thread Starter
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time to change some things

i would like to replace my 4" leaf springs front and rear. Also I would like to replace the shocks and steering stabilizer. Who makes the best riding leaf springs? The truck is a 2004 F250 4x4 diesel with the mods in my sig

2004 F250 4x4
1) head studs
2) 4" turbo back exhaust MBRP muffler
3) super expensive built transmission
4) leveling kit and 3.73 gears with a locker
5) Full EGR delete
6) Air Dog 2 165
7) full set of gauges
8) ladder bars
9) smoke switch (I Don't use it)
10) eliminated banjo bolts for 90 degree fittings
11) tuned by lots of people
12) ported heads
13) 190/75%
14)Powermax turbo
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I used Pro Comp's 6" spring in the rear, it makes a 4" lift without blocks. Nitrogen charged shocks were way too stiff for the rear. Seriously considering an oil shock like an RS5000.

If I had to do it again, I'd use a 6.5" block and traction bars.
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Karl and his 2003 6.0

Barefoot Accelerator Pedal
TRICO Force wiper blades
Yellow Military Aircraft Valve Stem Caps
Offensive "Stick Family" Decal
Big Ol'Honkin 1 1/4" Shank Receiver Hitch

WHAT!?! I was trying to list stuff that everyone else
hasn't already listed for their truck!

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I have Bilstein 5100 series shocks on all four corners and 2 on my dual steering stabilizer. Best shocks ever!!! As for springs, Denver Spring and Suspension makes great springs!!!


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Do you have your stock springs? 4.5" hangers and newton lift blocks with traction bars in back, I ran the 6.5" pro comp rear springs w/o blocks in back for a while and had good results after custom rear degree shims.
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