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Old 03-31-2013, 08:46 AM
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Change leafs or shocks?

Been doing a lot of research on here, tons of good info! I just bought a 01 f250 with the 7.3 and it has a 6" lift and bilstein shocks. I'm not sure what lift is on the truck but in the rear it looks to have a 2" block on the bottom and another small block up top by I think it's the helper spring. I can see the small ford logo on the bottom leafs. In the front there are no blocks just 5 leafs so prolly a aftermarket leaf pack? The rear has a total of 7 leafs.

I know it's a heavy duty truck and not a caddy but my wife is pregnate and with the bad freeways around here it does bounce a lot and she does not want to ride in the truck and we have to take separate cars.
I was wondering if I should grab a set of icon leafs (think there deavers?) if that would make a decent difference? Also the guys at king said they suggest a 2.5" smooth body shock and valve it right. What would help the ride out more? I know deavers are a softer spring and would prolly have to add air bags in the rear to tow. In going to be looking to buy a toy hauler for my sandrail prolly 28 to 30 footer.
Also it's hard to tell if I should change out the rear or the front first? I spent too much money to do it all at the same time this month lol.
Also the truck has 35s on 20" rims. I really like the truck and I'm expecting to keep it for many years to come
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