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Old 12-26-2008, 07:22 AM
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Will f150 front 04+ coil spacers work on 06 F350 dually?

I bought these for our 04 f150 in the front, and dont really need them.

Theyre the aluminum 1.5" or 2" coil spring spacers.

I want to "lift" or level the front of our 06 F350 diesel, CC dually because with 5600lb front springs, it sits at least 2-2.5" LOWER in the front than our other 06 F350 6000lb springs SRW does. Ive been told JUST the springs can make up that difference alone, is that true?

Where can i find instructions on how to remove the front coil springs off a dually F350 2006? Ive heard other members switching to 7k front springs and then the front sits a tad higher even like an F550 2005+ model would.

If i raise the front end up any more than 2", the back would almost look sagging with any weight in it, can i add some sort of spacer or addaleaf to the back dually 9000 axle to raise it up even an inch or 2?

This is the tuff country f150 spacers i have, they look like theyd work on the f350 right? Ford F150 Leveling Kit - 2004-2008 2" kits by Tuff Country -
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Old 12-26-2008, 07:56 AM
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i seriously doubt that the f-150 spacer would hold the weight. of an f-350. skyjacker makes a2.5" kit thats whati put on mine just for the reason i didnt want it to sag when my fifth wheel was hooked up. it was new springs in the front and an add a leaf in the rear. it still has a little back to front sag. but when my trailer is hooked up it is straight as an arrow.
-The best way i found to remove the front springs with shadetree mech tools is to take 2 floor jacks. use one to lift the body and the other one to lift the axle.
-take the tires off and put a coil spring compressor on the spring and tighten it down.
-then drop down the axle enuough to take the spring and compressor out.
-becareful when loosening the spring compressor because if you mess up the spring will be like a MISSILE.
-once you get the spring out of the compressor get your new and compress it.(or if you are just using the spacers compress the stock coil enough to get it back in the truck)
-place coil back in the mount(it will only go in one way, it cant be screwed up).
-use jack under axle to pick back uplower body back down and you are done.
just do the same thing to the other side.
good luck man
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oh ya forgot to mention. you also have to take your sway bar loose from the end links on both sides. and it doesnt hurt to cut the trac bar loose either. and i would also put a jack stand under the cab on the frame rail. just for safety sake
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thanks Black! so by compressing the spring, does it just stay in there by its own force? It should just be able to pull out of the holder part when its fully compressed right?

Ill look up that skyjacker kit too, and the 7k front f550 ford springs to see what i can do, the truck looks a lot tougher/taller in the front only adding 2", stock it seems almost like im getting in a 2wd dually comapred to my other f350 single rear wheel lol
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What are these?
825-F525
Sky Jacker Softride Front Coil Springs 2005 Ford Super Duty
# 2.5" Lift

So these springs will lift the front end 2.5inches or at least that much over the factory 5600lb front springs, but are they "stiffer" or can take more weight or payload than the factory 5600s like like if i put the ford 6000s on ?

Would it be better to ad 2.5" of spring or use stock 5600lb springs and get spacers? id assume spring spacers would make the ride rougher when its loaded up right?

If i know the back can hold the weight i want, would it be ok to get the rear blocks to add 2" to the back or would an "add a leaf" into the back of the dually raise it up an inch or so? That would be enough for the back.
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it cups at the bottom and on the top. get the compressor snugged up good.(you dont have to completely compress the spring) just enough to get the spring out when you drop the axle down. once it clears the top you can pull the spring out.
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you dont want to "stack" blocks in the rear end. definetly use an add a leaf.. if you gt the 2.5 lift the new coils will be the same rating it will just be taller. i feel alot safer just getting new springs as apposed to using spacers. but thats just me. some might think differently. depending on what the size of your stock rear block there are 2 diff sizes you might still have a little back to front lean but when you hook up a trailer it will all level out and look good.
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If i get a 2 or 2.5" front taller spring.. will the stock shocks work? or do you need skyjacker replacements to allow for the longer movement?
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yeah i dont mind the back being taller.. if you look at my red f350 in the signature, it sits pretty tall in the back but we always have a trailer on it or weight in the back. Id rather it not sit "level" when its empty. Ive seen other "duallys" sit way higher in the back than mine,

I think that when i add 2-2.5" to the front, it WILL look too level and any load in the back, and its gonna look like its chugging uphill. It'll be running a good size Boss 9' snow plow and a 9.2" V plow next season on the front, so adding a couple inches in height will definitely help, the back will always have heavy amounts of salt in it so the rear add a leaf would work too.
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If i get a 2 or 2.5" front taller spring.. will the stock shocks work? or do you need skyjacker replacements to allow for the longer movement?
yes they will work i just got the skyjacker shocks because they were a good deal. and ride better than the fake "RANCHO" shocks that come with the fx4 package.
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