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post #1 of 8 Old 05-30-2007, 10:28 PM Thread Starter
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Front Leaf spring question

My right side front leaf is saggy on my f-250. My truck has a 4in lift. I was wondering to replace it, will the stock springs work? I bought the truck with the lift, so i do not know what parts are stock or not. I was looking at getting some 6in lift leafs. would i beable to use my 4in lift shocks in the front...I need to replace them, so please help me find a not to costly of a way to fix this..

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I am pretty sure you will not be able to throw 6" springs on there and make it work right. I looked at a 6" vs. 4" when I was shopping around, and they are more different than just bigger springs. Even if they would work, you have the rear to contend with as well, preety sure that is gonna be springs vs. blocks with the 4".

I know Pro Comp offers just 4" springs by themselves, not sure of the price, but my guess is that is what you would have to do unless you buy a complete 6" kit.

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Along with that the track arm bracket will be different.
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so can i buy any 4in leaf and it will work? they go on ebay for $305 buy it now

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nice chevelle me and my dad have been working on a 65' stang. right now tho theres nothing but a shell of the car and the chassi. thats what color i want to paint it. we took off the valve covers and unfortunatley there was two huge holes in the heads...one on either side...hadnt checked yet to see what kinda shape the block is in...
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i got a set of 4 inch springs for sale off my old truck

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yup you woudlnt be able to put the 6" springs up front without having to do a lot of other work... i would suggest just to get new 4" springs... also the type of springs you get will determain the ride quality of your truck... if you go wich cheap springs youll have a stiffer ride.... better quality springs will give you a lot better ride... you get what you pay for.....
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