front leafs - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-26-2014, 08:47 PM
Member
 

Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 65
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 06-27-2014, 05:47 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: jamestown, nd
Posts: 527
Thanks: 0
Thanked 12 Times in 12 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.


Sent from AutoGuide.com App
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 06-27-2014, 01:48 PM
Member
 

Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 65
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by dr.deere View Post
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 06-28-2014, 07:26 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: jamestown, nd
Posts: 527
Thanks: 0
Thanked 12 Times in 12 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Finally7.3 View Post
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.



Sent from AutoGuide.com App
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to dr.deere For This Useful Post:
Finally7.3 (06-30-2014)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 06:32 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors