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post #1 of 3 Old 01-23-2014, 07:29 PM Thread Starter Fanatic
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suspension set up question!

i have a 2001 f250, with 4 inch lift has stock leafs in the back with a block (how i bought it) Im just wondering what the better way to go is do i buy a set of traction bars and throw them on. Or do i buy a 4 inch BDS lift spring.

Witch one will work better its tunes a bit but im not gonna make it a pull truck just wanted a little extra power for hauling. Price wise there aint much of a differences between the two options. So i am just wondering the pros and cons if traction block and a lift spring, and i know the spring will ride a bit harder but would it be better than traction blocks?

Also do the make a air bag kit for lifted trucks or would i have to fab up my own bracket?
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It's up to you really. Ride quality is better with stock leafs but you can feel the axle wrap off the line with blocks unless your real easy on it. When I had the 6" springs on the back of mine there was no axle wrap unless you really gagged it off the line with 12k behind it but they were sitting on the axle. When I had the 6" springs I could put a 3800 lb pallet of concrete in the bed without a problem and that was with it sitting behind the tool box. I've hauled right a 3k lbs in the bed with the stock springs I have now and it could easily do more....the stock springs do feel safer driving with weight on em even with the blocks. I don't know what tire size your trying to run but stick with the stock springs if you can.

2003 F250 7.3, PHP Phoenix, 4"exaust, Banks Big Head, WW2, Tymar, 4" lift with 35's
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If you want to stay with a 4" lift I suggest you buy this.

1999-2012 Ford F-250/350 Shackle Flip Kit

I run that in combination with 5" lift springs for a total of 6.5" of lift. I got rid of even the stock block, springs are right on the axle

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