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post #1 of 19 Old 12-01-2011, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
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Shock question

Can I run the F250 Bilsiein shocks with standard Excursion springs?

I am looking to go ahead and get my shocks now and put them on prior to a planned spring F250 spring swap.

I am also putting a Hellwig bar on at the same time as the shocks, and I have a RAS on the rear springs. Nothing done to the front yet.



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Anyone ?

Maybe Cary at CT Performance...

Can F250 shocks be used prior to putting the V and B springs on an EX?



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Purchased stock. Now consists of PHP Gryphen Edge CTS programmer, MBRP 4" turbo back, AFE Stage II CAI and BTS valve body swap. Rear RAS load handling helpers. Helwig rear anti-roll bar. Soon to install is a 31 row 6.0 tranny cooler.
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I asked Cary that same question, because I was gonna try that route. The concern was possibly bottoming out the new shocks with the current sagging Ex springs. You may have gained enough height in the rear with the RAS though.

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I guess I will wait until I get the money to get the springs also.

I was thinking the same about the RAS helping the rear, but was also concerned about the front.



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I wouldn't use the Helwig..get a used 30mm SD kit from a junk yard.
You have to do all the spring mods first to use the correct shocks..PM sent.

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I wouldn't use the Helwig..get a used 30mm SD kit from a junk yard.
You have to do all the spring mods first to use the correct shocks..PM sent.

Cary

Thanks Cary !

I already have the Helwig and have heard awesome things about it. I am not disagreeing that a used 30mm bar wouldn't do just as well with your suggested modded springs.

I am looking to put the V on front and the modded B codes on the rear along with Bilsteins with tax money.

What would X coded springs change if they were put in the front?

That brings up a question... You sell "properly valved Bilsteins" for the EX. What do these help correct?


Thanks a bunch in advance,
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Belts separating on front prematurely

Going thru front tires like scotch whisky
What shocks will support 35 12.5 18LT?
6 in lift
Dual shock option?Help
These things are 300 each
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I always recommend duals on a Excursion...only truck I do recommend their usage..We can get you setup with the correct shocks and brackets. PM me
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I have a pair of rear Bilsteins for 2WD Excursions that are new in box and for sale cheap. Can I post them for sale here or on a For Sale section?
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Rear shocks for an F250 will NOT work on an Excursion. The rear shocks mount completely different. Doesn't matter if you are running Ex springs in the rear or F250 springs. The upper shock mount is different and it won't work.

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