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Old 02-16-2013, 06:30 AM
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2005 f350 radius arm to leaf conversion

Hello all I had a 2002 f250 that had a 8" fabtech kit sold that and now have a 2005 f350 Harley that has the radius arms and coil springs and I have realized that I hate them I have a 1 ton that rides like a Cadillac not a truck does anyone have any suggestions or have done this. I am looking to convert it over to leaf springs and it has a skyjacker 6" so the leafs would need to match I have a place that can make me leaf packs but as far as everything else to do the conversion I would need. Suggestions please!
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:48 AM
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holy chit your the first person I have read about who wants a worse ride and a loss of turning radius

not to mention swapping for an older front axle


just by some stiff arse or dual shocks that aren't valved for duals and whamo
crappy ride just like you wanted with less work and you won't be butchering your truck
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:50 AM
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I do like the crappy ride I was used to my 16 pack leafs with no sway bar doing 80 on and off the highway with the truck perfectly level were this new truck I feel like I'm in a f'in bouncy castle kids play in
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WOW!!

Thats all i got to say about this
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Throw a multi shock set up on the truck. More of the wrong shock worse the ride. Or better depending on how you look at it. How about some f550 springs?
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:03 AM
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the coils can have a float feel but really a bad shock with no dampening or not rated for a Diesel motor weight is probably your issue

you can fix what you have to ride like you want
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10-4 zmann I will take a swing by my local spring shop and talk to them about making me a stiffer coil any suggestions on shocks
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:25 AM
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10-4 zmann I will take a swing by my local spring shop and talk to them about making me a stiffer coil any suggestions on shocks
Well I always thought the Bilsteins were to stiff LOL

try the shock route before the coils IMHO
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:28 AM
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Sounds good thanks
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:39 AM
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