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post #1 of 7 Old 06-14-2011, 09:28 AM Thread Starter
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Suspension/Lift question and opinion

So i got a 1997 F250 CCSB. Its got a 1989 Dana 60 swap up front with stock F350 Springs and sky manufactoring shackle reversal lift kit, 3" and just blocks in the rear.

I am wondering what lift/springs you guys are using on both the front and rear and how you feel about them! I am looking to get a little more lift in the front since it has settled and sags a little. If i remember correctly i think its only 2 or 3 spring pack up front. Also what are you guys running in the rear. Im looking to get rid of the blocks for some springs.

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How much are you wanting to lift it? Are you familiar with the Super Duty spring swap?

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I dont want much more lift. Just the front seems to sit a bit lower that the rear and it bugs me. Also i havent heard of the SD spring swap.
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To swap in SD V code front springs, you'd need to move the RSK bracket about 3.5" forward......but you'll like it.


1995 F350 CCLB 4X4
TW tunes, GS gauges & Aeroforce Interceptor, 3" RSK w/SD springs
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16x10 AR rims, 315/75R-16 Goodyear Duratrac
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Like stated, it requires moving the reverse shackle bracket forward. Most people use V code front springs and B code rear springs. There's a good write up on here somewhere. It gives you enough to run 35s and the ride is suppose to be 200% improved. I still haven't done this mod but it's on the list.

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Ride Report- OBS LIFT!!


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I developed the RS kit SD spring mod 10-11 years ago..PM me if I can help have parts needed and I provide instructions.

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You've got the RSK and D60. You just need the SD springs and Bilstien shocks and you'll be good to go. I did the RSK w/SD springs back in March. Definitely worth the effort. The difference in the ride is night and day. Cary T. is "The Man" when it comes to this mod. Give him a call if your thinking about doing this mod.


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DIY 6637, 3" DP to straight exhaust, HPX Crossover,
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