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post #1 of 18 Old 09-17-2013, 03:25 PM Thread Starter
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ok so I have a 95 f350 cc with a flat bed and 4 wheel drive and im not sure if someone has installed some add a leafs or anything in the trucks past. however I was wondering if there is any possible way to soften the ride up a little bit. It currently rides worse than a hay wagon! Going down the road it doesn't really bother me but when you take it off roading it throws you all over the place. If you hit even the smallest of bumps at anything but a crawl its terrible. Yes I know it is a 1 ton and it will ride rough, I'm prepared for that. But I know I cant be the only guy on here that likes to take mine off road and I know some of you all have to have a smother ride than what I do! I don't typically haul to much so I can accept lowering the load capacity a little bit.

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try a RSK with superduty leaf springs, It will get you some lift, the smallest one is 2.5 inches but it is supposed to make a big difference. mine is going in this week.



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Thank you for that information. I googled it and it looks like something I may be very interested in doing. Is there a way to know what superduty code springs to go with. I was thinking of the 2.5" kit and thats about all the lift I would want. I dont want any additional lift from springs. I would like to keep the truck as practical as possible and as good of fuel economy as possible so I dont want to lift it more than that. Also other than the springs would there be anything else needed, for instance shocks, brake lines, steering components, anything like that or is the kit and springs all thats needed?

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V codes up front and b codes in the rear. John (97beast) installed a set of softer then v code springs up front and got slightly less lift but I don't know what code he used

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U code iirc, but yes rsk should soften it up a bit with sd springs

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remove your sway bar. it will ride much better.

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You might want to take a superduty or two off road before deciding to make the switch. Every superduty I've taken off road didn't do worth a crap especially in sand or mud because the springs are so soft that you get a bad problem with wheel hop.

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Sd springs and traction bars ftw

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So for a truck that goes off road you guys dont like the swap? I dont like how right now off road the suspension absorbs pretty much nothing. I just want it a little softer. has anyone done the swap and off road much?

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How old are your shocks?

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