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Old 12-17-2012, 07:20 PM
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what rear f350 leaf springs can i use

i have a 2001 excursion with a procomp 6" lift & i dont like the way it has 2 blocks on top of each other & a add a leaf , i notice my buddys 2001 ex.cab 8ft. bed 4x4 f350 was parked next to my truck & he has no lift & is about 1-2" smaller than my truck he has 285 tires my truck has 35's .i want to find what i can get them out of to put them in my truck what is the letter i need to look for on the door tag. the pic is when the truck had 38.5 swapers on it broncos4life7896@yahoo.com
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:28 PM
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this one is with the 35's
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Not really sure but you will need to pay attention to wheel base. The ford blocks have different angles according to wheel base length. You will need short wheel base blocks i think to keep your pinion angle close.
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:33 PM
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the rear springs are the same on the f250 and f350, with that said, the f350 comes stock with a 3.5 rear block and the f250 comes with a 2.5" block from the factory. I would assume the same rear springs are in the excursion. The f350 will also have 1 extra overload spring on the top of the leaf pack. F350's sit higher only in the rear. Just order a 3.5" or 4" block of the net. I would get
Them tapered, but smaller adjustments can be made via the carrier shims.

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Old 12-17-2012, 08:48 PM
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thats what im trying to get away from is haveing a big block ,i can get a 6" or 7" block & elimanat the two blocks,but just thought i could get rid of the wimpy ex. leaf springs at the same time
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:54 PM
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Look into carli mini packs, you add lift and not jack up your ride, or order icon or deaver entire leaf packs, they will make the leafs to whatever hieght you want without using any blocks. Although, that route aint exactly cheap.
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i second deaver.
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NO not with Exc springs......get SD B codes and mod them..you then will need a block to level should be a 4"+- as the B code mod will get you 2" of lift.

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I don't know how much more weight your toting with an Excursion over the rear axle compared to my f250, but I do know that Pro-Comp has a 6" rear lift spring. When combined with a factory block, it matches their front 6.5" lift springs. I use them without blocks for a 4" spring lift on my truck. Your Excursion may need bags to support the extra weight, but you would be less one block.

The springs were around $300 from Summit Racing.

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Old 12-19-2012, 04:24 PM
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Have you looked into an 8" traction block? 8 being 6" of lift PLUS your original blocks. I put Pro-Comp traction bars on my rig and love them.

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