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post #1 of 9 Old 11-19-2009, 08:48 PM Thread Starter
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changing to coil springs

hey guys i got an 04 f-350 with leaf springs in the front and i would like to change to coils can i just find a 05 and newer frame and change over parts or do i have to get a lift kit from a company that make the converision kit? any info would be great thanks

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you can do it with an old frame. i saw an excursion done like this. turned out very good. you could not tell a difference that it was done. i was thinking of doing this also but i have enough projects.
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thank thats good to know i think im going to try it after christmas

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IMHO if your going to go through that much work to put coil springs up front why not go ahead and step up to c/o's with a nice 4 link. The ride quality and handling will be way better and you'll also have room for adjustment. How tall are you wanting to go?

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i agree with falcon, but i was just stating that it can be done. is it the best way? i think there are better ways like was stated.
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I would look into a triangulated 3link. Easier setup cooler look and more travel. Watch you angles. I would take a look at some of the 4x4 sites like pirate4x4... Lots of very indepth info and I'd bet a dozen that have done it.

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I have coils on my 350 and would like to lift it maybe two inches,what should I use?

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I have coils on my 350 and would like to lift it maybe two inches,what should I use?
spacers, new shocks and 4" rear blocks to replace the stock 2" blocks. There are kits or the parts can be found seprately. Biltsien shocks are the forums favorites

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spacers, new shocks and 4" rear blocks to replace the stock 2" blocks. There are kits or the parts can be found seprately. Biltsien shocks are the forums favorites
Thanks so much sir,have a great Thanksgiving.

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