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Old 12-27-2008, 07:04 AM
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Snow Plow Springs for Winch Bumper?

How much front end sag could I expect from adding 350-400 pounds from a winch/winch bumper? I already have a leveling kit, but I'm wondering if I'll have to level it again with the additional weight. I've searched and found that Ford does offer "snow plow springs", but I don't know what I have on the pickup now (no snowplow package) or if those springs would even be an option. Thanks for the help!
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Old 12-27-2008, 07:56 AM
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They might not call them snow plow springs but they have 4 different rates..5600, 6000, 6500 and 7k lbs ones. My dealer lists the 7k ones as snow plow. 3-400 lbs might drop the front 3/4"

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Old 12-27-2008, 11:31 AM
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Thanks caryt,
On a directfordparts.com it lists 7 different spring rates. I guess I'm just wondering what I have on the pickup currently. Would anyone know where to look?
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Door tag will list it and you may still have a sticker on the coils.

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Yep, look at Front GAWR on the door tag.

My 6.0 with the snow plow package came with 6000lb coils.
I upgraded to 7000lb coils (F-450/550 springs).
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Yep, look at Front GAWR on the door tag.

My 6.0 with the snow plow package came with 6000lb coils.
I upgraded to 7000lb coils (F-450/550 springs).
Thanks, I have 5600# springs according to the door. Maybe it should have been obvious.
When you switched coils, did it lift the front or just firm up the ride?
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When I went from 6000lb coils to 7000lb coils I picked up 3/4" of lift.
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You might also get new castor plugs if you go with the 7k springs, recheck your axle centering..you may also need a adj track bar.

Cary
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I did both the Icon cams and trac bar.

I used the cams from Icon's 2.5" leveling system.

Put me "out of spec" on the positive side of caster but it handles much better than stock.
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