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Old 02-01-2013, 07:58 AM
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Front Suspension Dilemma

I am kinda stuck on what I should do with my truck. As of right now the truck sits way out of level more than the average truck from what i have read. The front end is a little over 4" lower than the back. I guess my question is how do i tell if my springs are bad? Because right now it looks like I need a 4" lift in the front in order to level the truck. Most leveling kits I see for the early 99s ( raise the truck 2"(I was looking at the spring mini packs.) ( kit said 2.7", depending on the condition of the springs). I dont want to by a 4" lift in the front and install it on worn out springs, when I really need is new springs and the standard lift kit. Also I would imagine i would need new shocks with a 4" lift, I need new ones anyway but I want to get the right ones.
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It could be that your front springs are not rated for a diesel..check the door sticker under spr..if its V codes..their correct but muct have sagged.

You can replace the blocks with 2" then level the front.

Depending on the amount of lift you want the best riding kits will be either hanger kits or a mini spring pack..limited to 2.5"
Hangers for a level kit 2-3"
Mini spring packs can reuse stock length shocks, hangers need longer.
Both kits require a adj track bar to recenter your axle.

We have all, PM if we can help.
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I checked the door sticker and under the SPR column it says "UA", what does that mean?
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Those are not rated enough for a diesel..4800lbs thats why they reverse arch, V codes would get you aprox a 1.5" lift

A codes are the rears..fine.
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Would that have been something that they did on the Early 99s then switched in the later models. Sounds like new and correct springs along with the standard 2.5 leveling pack should get me where I want to be, thanks for the info!!!
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I've seen these on every year...

You could also just get X codes add 2" over new V's..plus longer shocks and a adj track bar..
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Would this stiffen ride quality? Sounds like that would be a simpler route? Shock length?
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Yes the X codes are 6000lbs rated pair...

We have the correct parts no mater which way you deside to go.

Pm me if I can help further.
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thanks a bunch, when i get around to doing this Ill contact you, I appreciate it
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Front Suspension Dilemma

Good info here. I have an e99 4x4 dually. VC codes. Has the typical wicked rake. How close to level would X codes get me? I'd rather not drop the rear. I wouldn't mind a little rake. I'm planning to run 255s (33"). I think I'd prefer to run an oem spring over a mini pak or a hanger lift, unless the experts would recommend otherwise.

Edit...reread the posts a little closer. X codes will be 2" over new V codes, so I think I can go out and estimate where the X codes would put me, accounting for some sag given the vehicle's age. Anyone know the hub to fender measurement for new V codes on a 7.3 truck?

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