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Old 07-03-2014, 12:28 PM
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Wrong leaf springs?

So I just took my 6" pro comp lift off of my 01 7.3l f250XLT 4x4 and put it back to stock height. I went to a salvage yard for the front and rear leaf springs, but I think the front leaf springs that I grabbed are the lower rated ones. They have 2 leafs just as the X-code ones do but Im assuming their lower grade because the way my truck sits, the front leaf springs are totally flat and if I go over any bump at all it feels like the suspension is totally bottoming out. I also went ahead and replaced both sway bar links as well. When replacing the front springs I believe it was the axle, then small like 3" block, then the leafs went on top of that. Am I missing something else for the front suspension or is this correct and is my assumption correct that I just grabbed the wrong set of leaf springs. I am about to order X-code front leaf springs from SD truck springs and want to ensure that is the only parts I need. Also, could someone take a picture of their stock front suspension set up and post it on here so I can confirm I put my leaf springs on correctly (I feel like a retard). I would take a picture of my front suspension but I am currently deployed to Afghanistan and I am trying to order all the parts while im out here. Oh and my spring code for my truck is VB. Thank you for your help!
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Old 07-03-2014, 01:02 PM
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Wrong leaf springs?

Here is a pic I pull from the internet. Wrong leaf springs?-imageuploadedbyag-free1404417705.145504.jpg it's all stock.

Edit: did you replace your track bar bracket, pitman arm, sway bar end links and shocks on the front? Did you pull the carrier bearing spacer in the rear? Did you use new u bolts?
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Old 07-03-2014, 01:08 PM
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my dually and dad's 01 both have 2 springs and are just about or just past straight.
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Old 07-03-2014, 01:20 PM
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Yes, I replaced the track bar bracket, pitman arm, sway bar end links, and used new Ubolts as well as new tie rods and steering arms. I don't think there was a carrier bearing spacer in the rear. How would I be able to tell if there was one? in that picture I cant see the leaf springs where the U bolts bolt onto that axle. Im worried that I don't have all the right parts where the leaf spring bolts to the axle. Or that I picked up the wrong leaf springs. I really appreciate your help.
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Old 07-03-2014, 01:51 PM
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On the carrier bearing spacer. If the metal horse shoe piece on the carrier bearing is not touching the cross member and there is a 1"+ plate in there. It's still spaced. On the springs I'll get a pic in a few hours when I get home.
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Old 07-03-2014, 03:11 PM
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Here is a pic I promised. Wrong leaf springs?-imageuploadedbyag-free1404425468.612157.jpg
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Old 07-03-2014, 08:10 PM
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I've never seen a stock front spring with that many leafs.
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Here is a pic I promised. Attachment 307802
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Old 07-03-2014, 08:37 PM
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It's got a 4" lift. Im just trying to show how the axle is mounted to the springs.
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Old 07-04-2014, 01:26 AM
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Thank you for the picture. That's how I put my leaf springs back on minus the extra leafs that you have as the lift. I guess I just grabbed the wrong springs. I forgot to mention the springs I grabbed just had f250 spray painted on them and went to an 02. Coil these ones that I grabbed rated for just the gas version v8?
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Old 07-04-2014, 07:21 AM
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I was thinking you might of grabbed gasser springs. Here is some ratings I found.

S 2C34-5310-AAB, 4,000 lb.
T 2C34-5310-ABB, 4,400 lb.
U 2C34-5310-ACB, 4,800 lb.
V 2C34-5310-ADB, 5,200 lb.
W 2C34-5310-AEA, 5,600 lb.
X 2C34-5310-AFA, 6,000 lb.

I think you got s,t, or u rated springs. If your getting new springs I would recommend x rated springs. The ride isn't that stiff and it lifts the front 1-2" so you would be level.
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