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post #1 of 6 Old 01-30-2012, 03:28 PM Thread Starter
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What would you do?

I just bought a 97 OBS F250 4wd ext cab and have not driven yet because the passenger front spring is broken. Here are my choices as I see them.

Buy a new spring $179.
Buy a used spring and replace the one side.(unsure of price)
Buy 2 used springs and replace both.
Look for a Dana 60 and do the swap.($600-$1000)
Buy a 4" lift kit from skyjacker.($1100)

I guess the easiest would be to buy one spring and replace it and then in the spring start thinking about the Dana 60 swap? I just hate to spend Nearly $200 for a band-aid type job. I am in upstate NY and it is the dead of winter so I really don't want to be doing to much suspension work outside if I don't have too.

Sorry if this is a newbie question..... just thought I'd throw it out there to get some opinions. Thanks for any advice you may offer
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Your truck wont sit straight if you only do one side, probably wont drive very good either


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i have 4 spare ttb springs. but i would suggest a d60. i have done one and i'm in the process of a second hence why i have 4 ttb springs

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if you want to drive to pa ill give you 2 good used springs

3" RSK w/ SD V-codes, Dana60, 35's, rhino-lined rockers, 3"dp w/ 4" mbrp straight pipe, diy intake, auto meter gauges, PHP tunes, 6.0 trans cooler.
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IMO get a D60 and use our RS kit and SD springs if you want ride quality..
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if you have the money, just do the d60 swap, otherwise band aid it till you do

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