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Old 09-13-2010, 11:31 PM
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Stock front springs

First how can you tell front leaf springs are bad and what part do i get? door says VB for springs.

looked at the numbers on the leafs and both fronts are different in. shouldnt they be the same?

Early 1999

also, if the leafs are bad, get replaced, how much lift is needed to level it with the rear? 2"? I was looking at rauls add a leaf deal.
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Old 09-13-2010, 11:56 PM
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I don't know what prices are like down your way Jrod but getting completely new custom spring packs made is pretty reasonable here. Brand new 8 leaf rears are gonna cost me about 650 for both which I think is alright. Fronts would be way cheaper I think. I dunno man, just a suggestion. Just take one of your existing springs packs in and say "I want this but make it 2" taller".
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Best ride quality will always be from using a V code factory spring. You can get a hanger lift in 2,3 and 4.5" which will enhance the ride quality by giving additional travel.

If you want new springs and 2" and the best ride quality get X code springs will ride better than any lift spring.

As always a 2" lift needs longer shocks and requires a adj track bar or a correctly made drop bracket to correct the axle that has now shifted 1/2-3/4" per 2" of lift. Its geometry.. a science. The axle shifting will side load your spring bushings and shacks which will cause premature frailer and doglegging.

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question is where can i find some x code springs?
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Local dealer..X — 2C34-5310-AFA, 6,000 lb. Or 2C3Z-5310AF
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so i stopped by ford today to get pricing. my v codes are $190 each and the x codes are $230 each. he stressed that if i ordere the x codes and dont fit that they are not returnable.

im just making sure they are a direct bolt on and fits well.

300-350 to install both sides in labor at ford

also they said their database doesnt mention replacing the ubolts. is it nessary to replace em or can i reuse mine?

and last, the shocks i have, will they work on the x codes or i need the snow prep shocks?
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Typical parts guy doesn't know anything about what he sells..will fit fine.
U bolts..std answer new ones that said I have reused them..

Do the install yourself $330 will but all the tools and beer required and you will have the $$ left ofer for a adj track bar which is needed..longer shocks..good idea..

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the trackbar is the one behind the axle or the one from the steering gear to the tirod?
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Trach bar on a SD goes from a frame mount in front of the axle to a mount on the passanger side of the axle.

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Very slick illustration
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