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post #1 of 6 Old 07-23-2008, 06:48 AM Thread Starter
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Lightbulb F450 front leaf springs?

Will the front leaf springs from a 97 F450 fit my 97 f250?
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i would think so just make sure the are the same width. and if they are longer, you might have to move your mounts.
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Thanks. Will the springs give me 1"-2" of lift?
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No clue. sorry.
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1997powerstroke, instead of getting f450 springs you'd probably be better off buying heavier OE replacement springs from a manufacturer. I'm waiting on getting some 3 leaf springs (rated 800lbs over stock) for the front of my truck. They're made by a real large manufacturer in Canada called Standens.

As far as lift goes if your truck is a 4x4 and you haven't done an axle swap you have the Dana 50 ttb. This is a some what independent axle that pivots from a center mount. You can't properly lift your trick without dropping down the mount where the arms pivot. But with heavier spring it may pick up the axle a little and it will help if your tires have a negative camber (/ \).Also if your are dealing with negative camber it may be time to replace the ball joints, pivot bushings, and shackle bushings.

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Yes I do have the Dana 50 still. Before I lift it I will be buying the axle pivot brackets. Just want to know if the F450 leaf spring fit and if they give some sort of lift. Thanks for the help.
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