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Old 11-23-2011, 12:42 PM
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removing leafs f450 to f250

i have an f450 and the ride is incredibly bad i was thinking of taking a leaf out of the pack including the overload spring. would this basically make it an f250 leaf pack or are they different parts.
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Old 11-24-2011, 06:33 AM
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Ok I'll ask!
It's a F-450 what were you thinking the ride would be like? I mean they do ride much better than most would expect on smoother surfaces. As your driving a truck that was desgined to have almost 5000 pounds in its bed and handle it prefectly well! Put some weight in it and you and the truck will be happier!
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Old 11-24-2011, 07:51 AM
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I knew it was going to ride bad going in. I started out getting a 250 to tow my boat then figured might as well get the 350 dually to make towing it easier and at that point I looked and saw the price difference between the 350 and 450 figured might as well get the 450. I only tow 15-20 days out of the year. I tried the weight in the bed but it didn't really help a whole lot and I always had crap in my bed. My friend has a 3500 dodge and he took the overload and a leaf out and he says it drastically improved the ride.
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Old 11-24-2011, 08:15 AM
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Sorry my first post didn't really help ...
You could check out local salvage yards and pick up a complete set of F-250 leaf springs and sale your F-450 leaf springs to someone that may want them. ??

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Maybe a top of the line valved shock might help? I know the springs are really stife, but you are going to loose a ton of payload and towing capacity if you switch out springs. You should just get a differant truck. Just my 2 cents not trying to be a jerk or anything.
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Old 11-24-2011, 09:41 AM
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I'm not worried about the payload. I didn't buy the truck for that. I never have used the truck to it's full capability and never will. I could always add the leafs back if I needed to.
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Old 11-24-2011, 12:45 PM
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If your not worried about pay load and you got the
$ you should get you so deaver springs . I bet they could make you a set for the rear or front or both. Deaver Suspension
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I can't swing that kind of cash. Taking leafs out is free. Anyone have any experience with removing leafs?
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