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Anyone do coil over conversion Excursion

I have a 2002 with 37inch toyo's and looking for ride quality. If you have pic's please post them I know there are a few kits out there but I'm looking for the owner's input not a sale's man's Thanks

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I'm thinking about doing one to mine this summer using a set of '08 up axles and a Pure Performance 4 link front and rear..won't use front C/O's as I would need a min 6.5"- lift to have adequate travel in the front. No benefit anyway between C/O's vr Coils and 2 5/8" shocks.
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I'd be interested also. I could only wish my ex was as smooth as my buddies 07 F250.


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Correctly setup spring's on a Ex will ride great..IMO better than a stock '05 up..untill its lifted and has 4 link arms.
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What involved in the 08 axle swap and ball park on the cost of it. Thanks

2002 Excursion 7.3
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My 08' F350 is pretty stiff with the Fabtech 6" lift. I was thinking of putting the Fabtech coil overs on it but if a better shock will do as much good I might go that route instead. Any recommendations on shock brands and sizes?

Sorry don't mean to hijack this thread, I think it's the same question just asked a different way.

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My 08' F350 is pretty stiff with the Fabtech 6" lift. I was thinking of putting the Fabtech coil overs on it but if a better shock will do as much good I might go that route instead. Any recommendations on shock brands and sizes?

Sorry don't mean to hijack this thread, I think it's the same question just asked a different way.
It seams a general rule after talking to many people and fab shops that the Bilstein shocks are the one's to buy makeing sure Bilstein valves them for your app is a must. Also the leafs and the springs are just as important thats why I may try the Deaver springs on my Excursion first as I will be using them on the rear.
Correct me but I thought on the 08 trucks used coil springs on the front?

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You are correct, the 08's do have coil front springs. My Fabtech's are 6" taller than stock. I was looking at the Fabtech Coil Over setup that I could have used in the front instead of the straight spring and basically stock shock (obviously longer) that I have now.

I do have to say that with the stiff setup that I have now, it doesn't have any problems with body roll and I'm actually pretty impressed with the way it corners on mountain roads both dirt and paved.

Around town, the pot holes really jar your teeth.

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What involved in the 08 axle swap and ball park on the cost of it. Thanks
Depends on axle costs..and lift wanted etc..anywhere from $3-8k
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Here is my set current set up and a few pic's of truck.






2002 Excursion 7.3
37inch Toyo MT
Iron bull bumpers Front/Rear
12k winch w/remote

09 ZR1 Twin Turbo 800hp

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