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Should I ditch my leafs for a coil swap???
Alright guys, I Know there a ton of threads about swapping 05-07 axles on the 99-04 F250. I will try not to beat a dead horse.
Heres my situation. I have a 04 F250 with 8" icon springs with 2" shackles and dual 2.0 FOX res shocks up front. I am kicking around the idea of doing a 05 axle swap to get a better ride and turning radius. I dont want to go any lower than 10" but would ideally like to go up to 12". I am interested in doing a 4-link with the axle swap. What I am currently thinking is to get PMF 4-link arms with the clocking ring and transfer case bracket and Icon 7" coils with a 5" PMF spacer. And here is where my questions come in:
Has anyone performed anything close to what I want to achieve and if so please chime in. And if you did the swap, was it worth it??
Are the radius arm brackets off the donor truck bolted on or are they riveted on the frame like the coil buckets? The reason I ask is because I am thinking I will buy the coil buckets from Ford instead of having to fight the rivets and if the radius brackets are riveted I will buy new ones as well.
Also, I know OUO is the way to go but a young man in the military with wife and kids cant really justify spending 8-10K on a lift. I like the Full Traction kit because I can keep my current axle but wont get more than 10" out of it. Any thoughts, comments, ideas?
I have attached a pic of my current setup.
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2008 F250 Crew Cab Lariat FX4 6.4 Powerstroke; Spartan tuned, EGR delete, FLO-PRO DPF delete, 4" SS MBRP DPF back, 4.5" ICON with OUO 3-link a-arms and OUO Traction blocks, 20x10 BMF S.O.T.A. on 37x13.50r20 Toyo MT's.
2004 F250 Crew Cab Lariat FX4 6.0 Powerstroke W/ SCT X3, Gearhead tunes, 4" MBRP straight pipe, ICON 8" springs, 2" RCD hangers, Fox Res shocks all around, 38x15.50r20 TOYO MT on 20x12 Fuel Hostage.