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post #1 of 6 Old 01-23-2011, 12:44 PM Thread Starter
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When to replace front springs?

I am looking into a leveling kit and have read alot of info. I would like to keep the factory ride qaulity so it looks like hangers, shocks and traction bar mount. My question is at what point should i just get a new spring pack to do the lift instead of hangers on worn out leaf springs. Looking at the truck there is still just a little up curve to them and I do mean just a little. I dont know how they lloked new so I dont know if they ere worn out and I should go with the new spring kit to get the lift or go ahead and get the hanger kit. Any one wanna jump in and tell me how do I asses my springs conditions? It is an 03 extended cab. I really dont do much off roading but have from time to time.

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I replaced mine around 110,000 they were straight and the front end was washy. I cant remember if the new springs came with the lift or I paid extra for them. I have another 100,000 on the new ones and there still like the day they were installed.

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I have 120k now so I guess the answer is to get new springs. What brand did you get that you are still looking good on?

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ProComp- Ford Super Duty Lift Springs. they have been on there for 5 1/2 years and no sag. Can't complain. Just pulled the receipt and it was a kit. raised the front like 3.5 to 4" and rear 1 1/2" sits nice and level, rides like the 1 ton it is.

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another option for just leveling the truck is to get the x-code springs, used for snowplow packages, heavier weight rating and sits slightly higher, I do not have it, but a number of guys on here do.

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I checked into the x springs as well but really for the cost of new springs from the dealer I can get new springs, new shocks, and a traction bar relocation bracket from a vender for the same money as just the x springs.

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