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Need quick answer! B code mod springs
Alright, so I am doing the B code mod on the rear springs for the Excursion, and have run into a question. People have said take the overload off the new springs and get rid of them. My question is: which overload? It has a top and bottom. The bottom is just the flat think piece, whereas the top is the one that uses a bracket with a snubber on the frmae (of which I do not have since it is an Ex). My Ex has the "half length" spring with snubber mounted on it as an overload/ axle wrap stop. It looks similar to the slapper bars, but is a leaf.
Which overload do I use??? I am out working on it now, so could use any help I could get. I will check back, or feel free to give me a call to save typing.
Thank you in advance!!!
Take the two shortest leaves from the Excursion spring packs and add them to the B code spring packs between the shortest leaf and the bottom overload leaf on the B codes.
Remove the sheet metal spacers of the B codes and replace them with the 1/8" spacers from the Ex springs.
The centering bolt from the B codes, if they came from a set with the top overloadspring pack should be long enough to hold the modified B code spring packs together. If not a set of longer center bolts will be needed.
Use 2 large C clamps to both hold the spring packs together and for reasembly.
Use a long driff pin to aline the springs as you tighten the C clamps before you install the center pin. Do not use the center pin to align or to tighten the springs...use the driff pin and the C clamps!"
2005 F350 SRW, Crew cab short bed Lariat FX4. 85k. BPD HD oil cooler setup, BPD EGR cooler, Scanguage monitor.
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Last edited by Squid4life; 04-22-2010 at 08:43 PM.