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2wd OBS front suspension

quite curious about this...
As all of us well know, these obs trucks have sh*t brick suspension, and ive heard of alot of guys swaping out the front suspension on their 4x4's with that of the super duties front suspension after having swapped to a D60. But what about us 2wd obs guys? Can we swap out the front coil spring with a spring from a super duty? (powerstroke or triton) would everything have to be re alligned? IMHO the super duty trucks ride ALOT nicer in the front. if this is possible, i have a nice set of super duty coil springs (from a triton) at the local junkyard that are calling my name!!!!

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The 2wd OBS and 2wd SD use the SAME front suspension. As far as a 2wd OBS riding bad, I DISAGREE

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The 2wd OBS and 2wd SD use the SAME front suspension. As far as a 2wd OBS riding bad, I DISAGREE
Im with you 100%. Just sold a 93 F350 2wd 460- never had a nicer riding truck in my life. She floated down the hwy...

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Im with you 100%. Just sold a 93 F350 2wd 460- never had a nicer riding truck in my life. She floated down the hwy...
I drove a 2013 4x4 F250 CCSB Platinum edition the other day... Talk about smooth...

Still prefer my old wooden wagon!

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My 2wd dually floats like a Cadillac, my 4x4 f250 will hurt your kidneys on a gravel road

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The 2wd OBS and 2wd SD use the SAME front suspension. As far as a 2wd OBS riding bad, I DISAGREE
Seriously? they're the same? how come the super duties ride so nicely then?

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Im with you 100%. Just sold a 93 F350 2wd 460- never had a nicer riding truck in my life. She floated down the hwy...
Mine is rough going down the highway ( could have something to do about our potholes that could swallow china) but still, even on decent roads, you hit the slightest bump and your questioning if you hit an IED!

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I drove a 2013 4x4 F250 CCSB Platinum edition the other day... Talk about smooth...

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i agree, i drove one of those too, felt like I was driving a cloud.


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My 2wd dually floats like a Cadillac, my 4x4 f250 will hurt your kidneys on a gravel road
As explained, my 2wd f250 will hurt your kidneys on any road, let alone if you take it off road. i took it down a really narly trail last week (4 miles of ruts and roots ) and probably lost a year or so of my life span by doing so!


on a side note, any of you guys done an intake manifold gasket on a 97 grand prix 3.8 nsc? moms car went belly up in a walmart parking lot yesterday and i had to tow her out.

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My brother did one on a 01 Monte Carlo SS, huge pain took all weekend, shop charges bout $1600 for the job tho,


And my dually is like a cloud regardless, I love it

Try new shocks

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Seriously? they're the same? how come the super duties ride so nicely then?

Yes, the FRONT is the same, the rear is different spring rates

Mine is rough going down the highway ( could have something to do about our potholes that could swallow china) but still, even on decent roads, you hit the slightest bump and your questioning if you hit an IED!

Any TRUCK hitting Large potholes is going to be rough


i agree, i drove one of those too, felt like I was driving a cloud.

The rear suspension on the 08+ are different again but also why you can put 3000lbs in your truck an have is slightly squat, while the 08 will be on the ground


As explained, my 2wd f250 will hurt your kidneys on any road, let alone if you take it off road. i took it down a really narly trail last week (4 miles of ruts and roots ) and probably lost a year or so of my life span by doing so!

Any rutted road will beat your guts out, these trucks ere not designed to "perform" on roads like that. They were designed for pavement

on a side note, any of you guys done an intake manifold gasket on a 97 grand prix 3.8 nsc? moms car went belly up in a walmart parking lot yesterday and i had to tow her out.
I am not quite sure what you are expecting out of F250 TRUCK

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I've noticed my rear on the dually rides a hell of a lot better with my trailer hooked to it

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Air down your tires too. Mine rides like a car at 40 psi where when it's time to work she rides like a truck at 60 psi. I keep sandbags on the tail when I'm not hauling to help the ride.

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