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F250/F350 front coil springs.

Hey guys got a guy here in town that has a set of 07 F350 1 ton springs. Anyone know if this with raise or level of the front end of my 06 F250? I am trying to find out from the guy if they are the plow package springs. But I am not sure if regular F350 springs are the same or taller than my F250 ones. Thanks.

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My F250 sits about level with the plow prep springs
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My F250 sits about level with the plow prep springs
Thats is what I am thinking I may need to go with. My truck had a 2.5 ready lift on the front. I have never cared for spacer lifts. I would like to go with a factory spring. Especially since I have such a heavy front bumper. I notice the other day while crawling underneath the truck that I am sitting roughly 2" from the axle to the bump stops. No wonder I bottom out so fast, and if 1ton springs are a little stiffer, might even out the front of my truck.

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Oem uses a spacer ,, adding one with an extra inch or 2 isn't a problem

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I have a full replacement ranch hand bumper on my 05 F-350. I have about 2 1/2" of space between bump stop and rest pad, and thats with Ranchos 2 1/2" lift coil springs. My truck had a nice rake with the stock F-350 springs. I bottom out all the time and now I'm thinking of ditching the ranch hand cus of the weight.

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I have a full replacement ranch hand bumper on my 05 F-350. I have about 2 1/2" of space between bump stop and rest pad, and thats with Ranchos 2 1/2" lift coil springs. My truck had a nice rake with the stock F-350 springs. I bottom out all the time and now I'm thinking of ditching the ranch hand cus of the weight.
I have been tossing around that same idea. Ditch the bumpers for factories. With rotation date coming soon, junk yard shopping will have to wait unless someone wants to swap.


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Hey guys got a guy here in town that has a set of 07 F350 1 ton springs. Anyone know if this with raise or level of the front end of my 06 F250? I am trying to find out from the guy if they are the plow package springs. But I am not sure if regular F350 springs are the same or taller than my F250 ones. Thanks.
If they are from a 4x4, then they would work in your 06. The real question is what spring rate are they, and what spring rate are your existing springs? The max capacity front coils on either a F350 or F250 are 6,000LB, and come with the Snow Plow Prep Package. Depending upon what options your truck came with, it should have either 5,200LB, 5,600LB or 6,000LB coils.

My suggestion, and one that works perfect with larger and heavier front bumpers and winches, is to go with F550 coils. The largest are 7,000LB, and one lower is 6,500LB. I put 7,000LBs on my F250, and my truck is 0.5" nose high with these springs combined with a 1" Icon TEI (under coil) spacer. It also rides noticeably firmer when empty (doesn't bottom out pulling into my suburban driveway anymore), and is perfect with our Lance 845 on the back.

Coils for these trucks are cheap - about $85 to $95 each. For that price I wouldn't buy used. Got mine from Tousley Ford.

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Anyone know which springs this number brings up, 5C345310AEB?

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Any luck with the 7000# springs?


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