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Old 04-24-2010, 12:45 PM
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F550 springs in a F350?

I should have looked into this before i bought the springs, but oh well. Has anyone put F 550 springs under an F350? I noticed they mount a little different but i think they will still work. The thing that stood out the most was the difference in the frame on the cab chassis models and the 350's with a truck bed. Any advise would be nice
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Old 04-24-2010, 03:05 PM
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might as well just mount the rear to the frame with solid mounts. It's going to ride about the same.
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I know someone who did the 450 springs underneath his 03 in the front... Did it for a little more height. Bolted right up... No mods to my knowledge. Not sure abouth the rears...
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You like a kidney buster ride? That would be way too stiff a ride. i had a buddy who had a 80s Chevy lifted and that thing rode like crap. he used some topkick springs modified the spring hangers on the truck to make them fit. pretty much killed any suspension travel he had
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i haul a 40ft hotshot trailer with portable buildings multiple times a week and my suspension stays bottomed out. it is so bad now it feels like the trailer is back there even when its not. the springs r like noodles back there now, they might as well be on a focus.
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Old 05-04-2010, 04:36 PM
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i haul a 40ft hotshot trailer with portable buildings multiple times a week and my suspension stays bottomed out. it is so bad now it feels like the trailer is back there even when its not. the springs r like noodles back there now, they might as well be on a focus.
I would think the ride unloaded would be a killer. Can you get some air bags or maybe new springs and air bags? Im telling you my buddys chevy rode like CRAP. it was so bad he went back to one ton springs and we made up a set of airbags from a dump truck fabbed up on his chevy.
Either way I think youll kill your kidneys

he used to fix tracked construction vehicles ( caterpillar) and he woudl have to switch out lengths of track and those tings were HEAVY.

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i would say new springs possibly an add a leaf and some bags would be your best bet imo
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Old 05-04-2010, 06:48 PM
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You could always have a custom spring pack made to replace the old ones you have and add some leafs. Alcan Spring, National Spring etc... As far as the F450/550 front springs, those are X codes and they could be had with the snowplow prep packaged. They are 2 leafs just like the V codes.
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i would go the bag route...totally adjustable whenever you need them to be
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