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i got the twin i beam front suspension, and the leaf springs are shot, so its sitting with horrible camber, were can i get good leaf springs, for a good price
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I got the Twin Traction Beam under mine too, and i also have the same problem. I have 2 front leaf spring packs out of a first gen 7.3 that i got from a salvage yard. i plan on cutting the ends off the springs, and putting a little arch in them with a shop press at the shop, and adding them to the existing springs under mine. it will ride like a log truck, but it wont have the negative arch in the springs, it will firm up the ride in the front, and also be the same as a leveling kit. Im hoping that it will raise the front up about 2 inches when i get done.

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Atlas spring makes a good solid replacement!

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Oh boy.
I used to have the same negative camber problem on my '97 and I ended up putting on some heavier 3 leaf springs. It was a bad idea, the springs were twisted and I now had positive camber, the twist was hard on the spring bushings.
I ended up swapping them out for some new factory springs, and now everything is fine.
If you want the lift in the front it is imperative that you do things right and buy a kit with a drop-down bracket, like I plan to do.
I'm looking at getting this kit, and the spring packs should give you the height that you'd want, and you will be able set your wheels up straight.
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I put an Add a leaf in my front when i still had my TTB front end. and after about a month it the spring was bent backwards agian, but not as bad, so when i took the axle and leafs off to do my new front end, the leafs sit perfectly flat when of the truck, when they used to be still arced while up in the air, Idk Why?
Good luck with fixing the front axle camber!

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Oh boy.
I used to have the same negative camber problem on my '97 and I ended up putting on some heavier 3 leaf springs. It was a bad idea, the springs were twisted and I now had positive camber, the twist was hard on the spring bushings.
I ended up swapping them out for some new factory springs, and now everything is fine.
If you want the lift in the front it is imperative that you do things right and buy a kit with a drop-down bracket, like I plan to do.
I'm looking at getting this kit, and the spring packs should give you the height that you'd want, and you will be able set your wheels up straight.
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1. Get a straight axle conversion.

2. Why did you have to put in a photo of the Bronco? I love them, and they don't make 'em any more. Maybe if I win the lotto... and cut 3 feet out of an Excursion...

3. Get a straight axle conversion.

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1. Get a straight axle conversion.

2. Why did you have to put in a photo of the Bronco? I love them, and they don't make 'em any more. Maybe if I win the lotto... and cut 3 feet out of an Excursion...

3. Get a straight axle conversion.
I'd love to get a straight axle. That will be in the works for the future.

The Bronco, its my other toy and I figured my two Fords made a pretty cool sig pic. I use the same picture in my sig on other forums.

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