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Factory F250 spring question

My truck came from the factory with the snow plow package. From my understanding, with this package, a stiffer coil spring in put under the front to compensate for the weight of a snow plow, is this correct? If so, wouldnt this be a reason why my truck would have a stiffer ride compared to that of a truck that does not have the snow plow package?
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That's absolutely correct.
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Thanks for the quick reply! In order to offset this "poor ride quality" and considering this truck will never see a plow, what would be a good alternative to get a better ride? Factory non-snow plow springs? Carli leveling springs? Etc? Any input is appreciated!
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Snowplow package is whats called +2 so I think you'd have 6000lb springs up front on yours. If you wanted to go down to standard 6.7 front springs, I think you would want 5200lb springs, which should be Ford part number 5C3Z-5310-EA, or if you just want to go down 1 (Camper Package) you can use 5600lb springs Ford part number 5C3Z-5310-DA. Not sure if this is the best choice or how much good it will do, but its probably what I would do. I don't know much about aftermarket solutions, but i'm sure some guys who do will come along shortly. Oh yeah, and
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Correct on the springs, you have 6K pound springs like I do. My truck came with both the snow plow and FX4 off road packages which means I also had the horrible rancho shocks. What I did was replace them with the Rancho 9000xl adjustable shocks and now my ride is more comfortable than a stock superduty without the heavy springs and standard shocks. So you might want to go this route. I have my front shocks set on #3 and my rear on #5 unless I'm towing then it fluctuates. Hope this helps.

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Appreciate all the input! I have replaced my shocks with bilstiens already, they inproved the ride some but is still extremely stiff. Again, thanks for all your help!
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Also, i will have to add a larger leveling kit if i get the softer (5200lb) springs in order to continue running my 37s, do any of you think it will still ride smoother than it does with the snow plow springs, even with larger leveling kit?
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No, didn't you say you have added Bilstein 5100's? If so, these are stiffest shocks on the market for our trucks.

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agreed I don't like Bilsteins for that reason the hype far exceeded the ride IMHO
I also have the adjustable Ranchos for 3 years and love them

if that were my truck I would find either find stock coils with no special package
( camper/plow ) and just fine tune the height with a spacer

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agreed I don't like Bilsteins for that reason the hype far exceeded the ride IMHO
I also have the adjustable Ranchos for 3 years and love them

if that were my truck I would find either find stock coils with no special package
( camper/plow ) and just fine tune the height with a spacer
Well said Sir!

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