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Question front leafs

A friend of mine said he though my front springs were shot.

The big reason I'm asking is that I'm going to try to run 315's on the truck, and I've heard that its possible with some trimming on stock 350 suspension, but only if the springs are in good shape.

So, how do you check the health of your springs? and if they are worn out, what is the easiest and/or cheapest way to get my front height up enough to run the tires? Add-a-leaf, one of those mini spring packs (like a 2 inch leveling kit for the front), or just put new stock springs on?

And with the leveling kit, do you need a drop pitman arm or track bar bracket?

I appreciate any help with this, its a bit of a time sensitive matter



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If you have a set of 315 on wheels out them on and see how they fit. I'm running 35/12.50 on my 94 that has had a d60 swap with used stock 350 springs. I took about an inch off the bumper to get them to clear. My 97 350 sits at 39 inches from the ground to edge if wheel opening in the center of opening. In the front that's on 265/75/16 tires. My 94 had the same measurement with the same tires.

Options if you need to do something would be add a leaf but it's gonna ride like crap. You could do an rsk with super duty springs to gain a couple inches and will ride really good from what I've heard.


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My 97 350 sits at 39 inches from the ground to edge if wheel opening in the center of opening. In the front that's on 265/75/16 tires. My 94 had the same measurement with the same tires.
I measured my truck the same way today, also sitting on 265/75/16's. The truck is sitting on a slant, so the drivers side is at 37 and the passenger at 38.



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I measured my truck the same way today, also sitting on 265/75/16's. The truck is sitting on a slant, so the drivers side is at 37 and the passenger at 38.

You should be good to clear 315 tires the only reason I needed to trim my bumper when I out 35s on is because I need to get my rear springs rearched it sits about 1.5 inches lower on drivers side sitting on flat ground. The passenger tire had clearance drivers side would rub during tighter turns never heard it driving on road but could here it rub manuvering in a parking lot.



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