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Old 06-10-2011, 05:55 AM
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V-Code Spring Swap Disappointment

picked up a used set and installed them yesterday.

drivers side looks like it made no difference


passenger side looks like it did what it was suppose to.

so need a little advise here.....should i try to find another spring thats not as worn or is there a way to possibly level it out?

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Old 06-10-2011, 06:32 AM
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Drivers side will always sit lower. Drivers weight and fuel tanks weight add up over years. How used/old were the springs? My drivers side sits close to half inch lower than the passenger side. FWIW.
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Old 06-10-2011, 06:44 AM
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Drivers side will always sit lower. Drivers weight and fuel tanks weight add up over years. How used/old were the springs? My drivers side sits close to half inch lower than the passenger side. FWIW.


thats good to know....ill measure again to see what the difference is between the two.....but if i remember right 1/2" sounds about right.

have no idea how old or miles on them. was just kinda disappointed with the results after all that work.
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Old 06-10-2011, 10:03 AM
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how about a 1/2" spacer under the drivers side leafs to make up the difference?

anybody know where i can pick up something like that?

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Old 06-10-2011, 01:13 PM
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v code did nothing for drivers side....still got 37"

passenger side gave me 38.5"
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Drivers side will always sit lower. Drivers weight and fuel tanks weight add up over years. How used/old were the springs? My drivers side sits close to half inch lower than the passenger side. FWIW.
The excursion fuel tank is in the center not to one side like the pickups are.
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The excursion fuel tank is in the center not to one side like the pickups are.
Oh, never been under an Excursion. Thanks for the correction, figured it would be the same/similar.
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Old 06-15-2011, 05:23 AM
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Oh, never been under an Excursion. Thanks for the correction, figured it would be the same/similar.
Yep... has a 44 gallon tank which doesn't take a couple times to figure out never let your tank get below half as it gets expensive to fill up.

Also has like an armor bell around it like some of big Navy ships so you can't rupture the tank to easy.

An Excursion 4x4 with a full tank weights right at 8000lb.

I like your truck!!!
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Cool deal, good info to know for the future. Thanks John, I wish I had the money to make it look the way I want but it'll have to do for now.
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Old 06-15-2011, 05:34 AM
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well found another v code online....hopeing this one matches the passenger side now.

its driving me crazy driving and seeing it not level
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