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Where are the front springs on an f150 2003?

I know its not the super duty, but i feel like a jacakss... the front of my 03 F150 sport/xlt 4x4 has no coil or leaf springs? All i see is like "A" arm independend connectors? Where are the springs at, every truck has to have some type of metal spring right? I bought 1.5" spring spacers for an 03 f150 new off suspension connection, looks like they fit "coil" springs, i cant find em! help


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f-150's came with torsion bars from 97-03

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Yep, torsion bar setup.
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I know its not the super duty, but i feel like a jacakss... the front of my 03 F150 sport/xlt 4x4 has no coil or leaf springs? All i see is like "A" arm independend connectors? Where are the springs at, every truck has to have some type of metal spring right? I bought 1.5" spring spacers for an 03 f150 new off suspension connection, looks like they fit "coil" springs, i cant find em! help
Those spacers are probably for an 04 F-150. They switched to coil over in 04.

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crap, ive heard of that, but whats the torsien bar bend as the front wheel goes up and down? How can i increase front end lift an inch or two for plowing?

suspensionconnection.com specifically says on my receipt...

because i ordered front spacers for BOTH

04+ f150s and 97-03 F150s

We have an 03 and an 06 model f150 4x4

06 has springs, and i got $120~ alumunum ones in the box

the 03 i guess has no springs, but i got these rubber looking round discs that were $50 or something and apparely sit on top of a coil spring to add 1.5"? wtf is with that then? maybe they shipped the wrong product?


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crap, ive heard of that, but whats the torsien bar bend as the front wheel goes up and down? How can i increase front end lift an inch or two for plowing?

suspensionconnection.com specifically says on my receipt...

because i ordered front spacers for BOTH

04+ f150s and 97-03 F150s

We have an 03 and an 06 model f150 4x4

06 has springs, and i got $120~ alumunum ones in the box

the 03 i guess has no springs, but i got these rubber looking round discs that were $50 or something and apparely sit on top of a coil spring to add 1.5"? wtf is with that then? maybe they shipped the wrong product?
Your torsion bar runs from your lower control arm back to a crossmember on the frame. There is a torsion bar key that sits inside the crossmember. There should be a bolt/nut that you can turn which adjusts the stiffness of the torsion bars. You have to make sure that you turn each side the same number of times so the truck sits level. Here is a link to a site that sells torsion bar keys so you can lift it without making the ride stiffer. Just scroll down until you see "torsion bar keys". I think the item you have is what is pictured above the torsion bar keys. Hope this helps. F150/F250/F250 Leveling Kits - Tuff Country EZ-Ride

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I had a '99 F-150 before I bought my '03 and I had the torsion bar keys. I got my off of ebay with rear shackles that lifted the truck about 3" for $150 shipped. I absolutly loved the ride quality of the truck after I put them on. I was running 35's with only minor rubbing at full lock. If you have anymore questions feel free to PM me.

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