I done did it !! 'New' 2003 Excursion, 7.3L, now where do I get leaf springs?? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
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post #1 of 12 Old 11-28-2011, 10:06 PM Thread Starter
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I done did it !! 'New' 2003 Excursion, 7.3L, now where do I get leaf springs??

Yah baby - had withdrawal since I sold my '99 PSD this spring , so got a 112k mile 2003 'X Box' today. Boy did I need a diesel fix!

Now am going to change out the front/rear leaf springs, and DP tune it.

Where is the best/cheapest place to get V and B code leaf springs? (I don't have any nearby in a junk yard).

So,good to be hittin' the dyno sauce again!

Am going to get a personalized license plate, and thinking about a 'green' (NOT!) plate to annoy our plant hugging friends. So far candidates are:

'73LITER' 'SMOKEN' 'GRNMCHN' 'HVASTRK' (Have a stroke - get it?) 'GLBLWRM' 'XCUZEME' 'X BOX' Any votes?

Good to be back!

Flinch

'03 X 7.3L
VW TDI 2.0 liter baby diesel

...The Chevy Volt is an eco-friendly speedbump
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went with new ones from ford not to pricey. I could not find any v and b codes used around. good luck

2002 Excursion 7.3
6637 filter
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v&b code spring swap
hellwig rear sway bar
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Where did you find an 03 with 7.3? All the 03's I found were 6.uh-oh's...
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7.3s were made for the SD/Xline until mid 2003 year. The lucky ones opted for the new 6pointZeroooooo engine that year.

Found her on Craigslist, 112k miles, $17k, owned by a diesel mechanic as his family car. No leaks, blowby, problems, other than a slight wander.

Looked forever for a decent truck, supercab (I have to have a 'tight 'turning radius) but all the ones were either former 5th wheel victims, or owned by pirates.

Never really thought of the X-Box, until I drove this one.

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Congrats on the new X, sounds like a nice one.
My vote goes for GRNMCHN the tree huggers will love you for it.

Just got my springs from Jim@sunriseford.com
2C3Z5310HA = 2 list 196.33 sell 147.25 ea 3C3Z5560CA = 2 list 293.11 sell 219.83 ea
free shipping.
Tousley Ford was cheaper, but shipping to CA put it over Sunrises price.

Email Jim tell him you found him on the diesel forums and he'll send you a quote number if you go that route it eliminates some headache.

CT Performance hooked me up with everything else for the swap, that's going down this weekend.

'02 7.3 Excursion
2007 Harley Wheels with 275/65/20 Goodyear Duratracs and Fred Goeske 2" adapters
MBRP 4" stainless turbo back
AFE Stage 2 Intake
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NEVER EVER buy springs anywhere but a Ford dealer if your planing on doing my V and modded B codes...

PM me if I can help get you the best riding and handling Excursion possible..

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X-Box. That's fitting and funny

2002 4X4 XLT EX - Air Dog
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Personalized license results

Darn,

All the good ones were taken.

The license is now.....


TREX 7P3 ( '7P3' = 7 point 3)

The DMV lady laughed her b&tt off when she saw what vehicle it went on.

Thanks for the votes!

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For suspension, I went ahead and did the Ford springs (from Ford) and other parts from Cary. The difference is best described on twisty-turny downhill mountain roads: you can drive it at speed! It is a big hulking beast, sitting up in the air, but it actually can be driven safely much faster than you would ever suspect. Ride is a bit harsh, but again it is a huge 4x4 so I wouldn't expect it to be comparable to a well setup sports sedan.

The parts aren't cheap, but the transformation is worth it. Mine sits a tad high on the front at present as I bought the X-code (snow plow) springs. Next week my winch and Ranch Hand bumper go on, so that ought to drop the front end an inch or so.
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