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How can I make my OBS more comfortable?

I have ridden in a couple 6.0s lately and it has made me think about how uncomfortable my OBS is compared to the newer trucks. I am looking to swap front seats with some leather bucket seats, maybe from an old explorer. I had my tires balanced, rotated, and aligned a couple of weeks ago and they said my suspension looked fine (they would have told me if something needed to be changed, they are always trying to sell me new stuff), however, I still feel every bump in the road. Anyone have any recommendations? What are the best model seats and center consoles to exchange with these trucks? When the time comes, what suspension upgrades should I make?
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First F250 or 350??

If its a 250 do a D60 swap with an RSK and SD springs with a good set of shocks. This will smooth it out alot, plus give you a much stronger axle. If its a 350 then skip the axle swap above and install everything else.

OR swap in a complete 05-07 SD coil over suspension and call it good.

FYI these trucks in stock form ride like lumber wagons.

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i'm with you on that, my 96 350 is a brutal, I've seen some write ups on swapping the front shackles here is a link Sky's Off-road Design - Home
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its a 250. Are Dana 60s easily found at salvage yards?
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its a 250. Are Dana 60s easily found at salvage yards?
LOL not really... They are usually the first things to go with an OBS come in, atleast in my expirence. You can usually find them in the classifieds here, i troll CL like 3 times a day looking for parts. Just gotta keep your ear to the ground.

Also expect to pay around $7-900 for a good used D60.

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I had explorer seats and they are kinda stiff, I love my 2002 seats tho, and want to eventually go to 2010+ seats tho, but hell even my d60 with stock 350 springs rides like a tank lol

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its a 250. Are Dana 60s easily found at salvage yards?
LOL not really... They are usually the first things to go with an OBS come in, atleast in my expirence. You can usually find them in the classifieds here, i troll CL like 3 times a day looking for parts. Just gotta keep your ear to the ground.

Also expect to pay around $7-900 for a good used D60.

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i picked up one today for 500, but i already had it sold before i bought it. they can be found but like stroked said you gotta work at it.

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I actually thought my OBS 40/20/40 seats (with SD CC) were more comfy than my 6 6.0 seats....I LOVED those OBS 40/20/40 seats...they were awesome.

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How can I make my OBS more comfortable?

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I actually thought my OBS 40/20/40 seats (with SD CC) were more comfy than my 6 6.0 seats....I LOVED those OBS 40/20/40 seats...they were awesome.
In my opinion there is no comparison between the leather bucket seats with adjustable head rests and cloth 40/20/40s


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