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Old 02-09-2013, 02:09 PM
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What rear leaf spring pack should I have?

Hey guys and gals,

I got a 96 F250 powerstroke. Ever since I bought the truck the box has sat down slightly on one side (roughly an inch but noticeable).

Only recently I looked into it a little more and noticed that one of the leafs in the 3 pack was snapped! Before looking into it though I thought the frame was twisted. (got 380K on her so who knows what it was used for!?)

The set up right now has a 4 leaf pack and an auxiliary "floater" above the pack with a shim in between, is this the stock pack that should be there?

I went to a scrap dealers this morning and only packs I could find was 5 packs so I'm wondering if it will work (exactly the same truck) but not too sure if I should re-install the auxiliary along with the 5 pack??

Any help is greatly appreciated.
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I'd get a set of 99-04 SD B codes, if your asking about the rear..just redrill for the SD bollts and notch the shackle to clear the longer SD spring..will ride MUCH better.
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I had to google search what you suggested....I was really looking at doing this super cheap. My truck has close to 400K km on it so just wanted to know if the 5 pack spring I got from a scrap truck will work.

Today, I had a good look under the truck and noticed that it will work, unfortunately the springs that I salvaged have bolts that are literally welded in with the bush. Looks like I am going to have to burn the old ones out and install new.

I got Lordco ordering me new bushings.
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:15 PM
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What rear leaf spring pack should I have?

Just did this last summer. I put the 5 pack on mine. Found at junkyard. Very pleased with it. Now I just got to figure out the cheapest way at raising the front.


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Old 02-11-2013, 09:22 PM
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Thanks for the reply, how obvious was the box when the 5 pack went in?

I'm hoping that the lines on my truck from cab to box will be pretty close. Like I said she has nearly 400k but don't want the truck looking stupid after install LOL
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The springs will do Nothing for body lines. It MAY lift the rear of the truck up depending how worn out your replacement springs are.

Like Cary said, try and get a pair of SD B code rear springs. Chances are they will have less miles and be in better shape. They will cost no more than OBS springs and they ride better
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:21 AM
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What rear leaf spring pack should I have?

Do the super duty springs work on front to? I need to jack up my front about 2-3 inches. I have 250hd with dana 50. What's the cheapest way to do this? Can't afford suspension lift.


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NO, SD springs will ONLY work with a RSK and Dana 60 in the front
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NO, SD springs will ONLY work with a RSK and Dana 60 in the front



We are talking about rear springs....FYI. I developed the RS kit SD spring swap...
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whats involved in replacing the rear springs with super dutys , mine are shot, i need to replace shackle and hangers as well can i just use super duty hangers so i dont have to modify them?
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