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Old 03-06-2008, 08:31 PM
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Front springs

Hello again, I finally fixed the groan issues(darn ujoints) and I have another question. I am told by a few different companies that the front springs are different than the F series trucks. I need to replace my front sorings as I only have about 3/4" of travel before they hit the bumpstops. Now, I do not want to put on a leveling kit unless I get more suspension travel. What springs can i use safely to get the added travel? I am not looking for a lift kit yet since I still have to get it in and out of the garage and I need to keep the wife happy.
On another note, has anyone swapped in a coil spring suspension from a 2005 up F series, just curious.
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Old 03-13-2008, 11:50 PM
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bump! bump!
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Old 03-14-2008, 03:05 AM
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Throw some add-a-leafs in there - I just did mine
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Get the leveling kit if you don't necessarily want to lift truck. They are just larger spring drop brackets. Advantage; you run factory springs (smoother ride) raise your bump stops (about two inches) no modifications to steering arm or suspension components. I did this to my first SD liked it. I also added Firestone Ride Rite kit to front for more lift, this made it ride terrible!

My newer one has Superlift 4'' front springs, they don't ride as good as the leveling kit. If you don't need a lift for clearance I'd go with the shackle kit mine was from BD if I remember.
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Old 03-14-2008, 11:56 AM
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Airsprings

I was unsure about the airsprings for the front, now I know and won't buy any! I was torn with the leveling kit or add a leaf. Basically i am not into lifting it, I have had a few lifted trucks and they were more problems than it was worth. So I will most likely go with the shackle kit as I like how it rides now, I just want it further from the bump stops. Another thing i noticed is that the bumpstops are much larger than what is on the superdutys, why is this?
The reason why I posted this in the first place was because I was told by a few people that the superduty springs have much more carrying capacity than the Excursions. I realize that this can be true, but some of them went on to tell me that the lift from those springs would be much higher than say the 2 1/2" I'm looking for.
My ultimate goal is to keep it able to slip into most parking garages and ride nice. I have already installed a rear sway bar, better shocks, and now new ujoints. Other than that, I am very pleased with buying the Ex, but I miss my Cummins now and again. Sorry guys but I have yet to drive anything that can pull as hard as she did, just could not keep a transmission in it.
But I love the space I have in this suv, and better mileage...
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Old 03-14-2008, 11:58 AM
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Add a leafs

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Throw some add-a-leafs in there - I just did mine
Did the ride get stiffer in the corners, and did it get your springs off the bumpstops.
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Old 03-15-2008, 02:11 PM
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Did the ride get stiffer in the corners, and did it get your springs off the bumpstops.


Ride got a little tighter - less roll - etc. And yes it got the springs off the bump stops - you'll love it (and it's relatively cheap). You can see the difference in my truck in the thread below titled "removing side molding"
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Old 03-16-2008, 09:55 AM
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I just saw an Excursion that had the add a leaf on the front. Doesn't look bad at all, in fact it looks like it should have come that way from the factory! Now if I can only afford to put fuel in it..
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Old 06-01-2008, 09:59 PM
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V code F350 springs!!! I can't believe that nobody mentioned this already.

I have these on the front, and riderites with a 7gal reservoir on the back. Rides like a dream, and lifts it about 1.5". I actually run 315's, with minor air dam trimming (razer knife) and it fits in my 7' garage.
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The Ex springs are just not rated for the front! The rears are actualy to stiff!
The best way to fix your problem is useing SD front and rear springs. V code fronts and modded B codes in the rear. Add a SD rear 30mm sway bar and properly valved Bilsteins and you will love the ride. If you want to go higher than the V codes gets you add a 3-4.5" icon hanger lift.
You will need a adj track bar when installing a set of V codes or a lift kit.

You can use Icon lift springs, still a great ride but just not as soft of a ride as the V's and B's.

I have helped many X owners with the Modded B code change, If I can help PM me.

Cary
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