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Old 07-03-2013, 11:59 AM
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01 F350 front springs worn out?

Hey guys. Finally got my Dad's F350 home with me. I LOVE this truck! I REALLY want to level it out and get some bigger tires under it. However I'm kind of curious as to whether the front springs are shot or not..? And I want to find out as it will help me decide as to which route to take to level it. The front sits ~4.5" lower than the rear (measured from ground to top of fender well front and back). Here are a few pictures:

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Front springs driver side:


Front springs passenger side:


rear block(s?):



Thoughts?
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Old 07-03-2013, 12:01 PM
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My first thought is that they are in fact worn out and need replaced. So that pushes me toward the option of getting two front aftermarket spring packs designed to lift the front. Or should I get some X codes and do a hanger/shackle kit? Or should I roll with them as is and just do a mini pack kit in conjunction with whats already there? hmmmmmmmmm

Any input is greatly appreciated!
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...nobody?
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they dont look like they are sagging.
so either go with a mini spring pack or shackle lift.

i have replacement springs but they are pricier.
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Are they supposed to be flat?
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:26 PM
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Yes they are usually flat or have a slight negative arch. I left you some info as you probably saw on psa
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X codes alone will give you a nice level kit look. They don't ride any different either. They cost $110ea. Spring packs are a cheap arse way around from people using blocks which are illegal to run on front axles. Running spring packs/blocks will give you more axle wrap when in 4x4.
Look on YouTube for powerstroke axlewrap and you'll see what I mean. Fwiw Dan @ Carli explained this very well to me.

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Where are you finding stock springs for $110? That's cheap...

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Old 07-04-2013, 04:56 AM
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Where are you finding stock springs for $110? That's cheap...

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Ford does not make their own springs. They are sub'd out to a Tier one supplier. I got mine from thesuspensionkings.com or sdtrucksprings.com I don't remember .

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Thanks for the info guys
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