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post #1 of 26 Old 12-20-2011, 04:54 AM Thread Starter
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f350 springs in a f250

does anyone know if i can buy f350 springs (rear only) for my f250 and simply bolt them in? i own a sled deck and need a little help in the back when i load it up with 2 sleds. i dont want helper springs or bags, not to mention i can get new springs for 50% off.

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IIRC, the spring rating between the f250 and f350 are the same. The only difference between the two in a SRW is the blocks on the SRW f350 is higher.

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really? hmmmm. so putting in f350 rear springs will do nothing? is the rate the same but the f350 springs have a higher static load rating? ill look tonight but my dads f350 has one more leaf than my f250, just curious how the f350 gets the higher payload rating with the same springs in a f250.

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Upgraded fuel pressure spring kit
upgraded turbo oil supply tube(solid)
upgraded turbo drain tube
SWAMP's 48V FICM
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Does your truck have the overloads? they are not always the same between the two. My old 04 cc fx4 had the camper prep pkg which inluded the overloads and frame brackets( 2 bolted on and 2 rveted) rear sway bar, but only 2" rear blocks, my current 04 f250 cc fx4 w/o the camper pkg came w/o the overloads, brackets, and sway bar, and the same 2" blocks. all of the f350s that I have seen came with the overloads, swaybar, and3" blocks. I sold the overloads and the 2 bolt on brackets to a guy who wanted to do what you are asking about, he bought the 2 riveted brakets from Ford, along with 3" blocks, u bolts and bolted it all into place. the shocks were the same. the main springpacks looked the same, but we swapped them anyway because my take offs were brand new.
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yes mine has the overloads with sway bar

04' F-250 6.0L

AFE Stage 2 intake
Liberator EGR delete kit
4" MBRP Turbo back (straight piped) WHISTLE
Quad Piller Gauge
zoodad mod
Nitto Dura Grapplers
Edge Insight CS
DieselSite Coolant Filtration
Upgraded fuel pressure spring kit
upgraded turbo oil supply tube(solid)
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SWAMP's 48V FICM
Rotella ELC
Firestone Ride Rite air bags in rear
draw-tite 30k hide-a-goose kit
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Can I ask why you don't want bags? I have a 38' toyhauler and My truck slammed bad. I put bags and it rides level now. Just my two pennies


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just another thing to monky with. air up air down air up air down, just seems like another task at hand.

so since the f350 and f250 springs are the same and i already have the overload brackets with sway bar. if i install the 3" lift block in lieu of the 2" will that help at all? or is it just for looks?

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4" MBRP Turbo back (straight piped) WHISTLE
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Get some F350 rear blocks.....it's more about the "squat look" versus actual weight ratings.


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just want to add, my 04 f350 does NOT have the overloads on it


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Most often the overloads were part of the Trailer package. I don't recall the exact year but later models included the overloads as part of the base trucks.


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