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Old 07-29-2013, 10:05 PM
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better rear spring option

2000 f250 ccsb 6" 37"
i currently have a 6" lift and the rear uses a block. i really dont care for it. id like to use a leaf pack in conjunction with the stock block to get the needed lift. i do tow and routenly haul 3-4 atv
but,and i know this is hard- id like it to ride pretty decent day to day. one thought would be a softer spring and compinsate with airbags.

so, what would be some good options?
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:41 AM
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Pro Comp's 23311 spring is a 6" lift spring meant to be used with your factory block. Without the block (like I did) is a 4" lift. If I could do it again, I'd use the appropriate height PMF traction bar/block set up. While the Pro Comp springs carry the weight and all, I lost articulation when I go wheelin.

The PMF block/bars look expensive until I realized I spent the same money on my Pro Comp springs and Pro Comp traction bars.

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Old 07-30-2013, 10:31 AM
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We also have a soft ride 4" or 6" pack that would ride softer than stock but still have good load capacity. Either of these two sizes would run $799 for the pair of springs.
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Old 07-31-2013, 05:00 PM
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My local shop can get me the pro comp springs but also suggested the BDS 003609 springs.
Their a little more money but have a killer warranty and use stock bushings,which is a bonus.
Opinions?
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Not familiar with the BDS packs but I would agree that you should consider something other than the Pro Comp packs. They will def stiffen up the suspension.
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I'll give you that, Pro Comp springs can be stiff, but I like my truck to ride like a truck. If I wanted a smooth, plush, cappuccino sipping ride, then I would have bought an Expedition or a Mustang. Oh wait, I have 2 Mustangs.

**EDIT** I should probably mention that my truck has Rough Country nitrogen shocks in the rear. I had these with the OEM spring and block set up and didn't notice much difference when I put in the 23311 springs.

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Old 07-31-2013, 08:40 PM
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Anyone know the U-bolt torque specs and main spring bolt torque specs
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:53 PM
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Take the bolt out of the shackle mount and remove the leaf with the shackle on it. Not the position of the bolts for reinstallation. Yeah, been there, screwed that up.

As far as torque, twist the poop out of them, then retorque them about a week later. I would check them again after that as well.
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:15 AM
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I'll give you that, Pro Comp springs can be stiff, but I like my truck to ride like a truck. If I wanted a smooth, plush, cappuccino sipping ride, then I would have bought an Expedition or a Mustang. Oh wait, I have 2 Mustangs.

**EDIT** I should probably mention that my truck has Rough Country nitrogen shocks in the rear. I had these with the OEM spring and block set up and didn't notice much difference when I put in the 23311 springs.
Karl next time you down in Vegas PM me. We will do lunch and ride in each others trucks. I can be reminded again what a truck "should" feel like and you can at least taste what $10G is plush suspension feels like lol, maybe we can break some mental molds. Either way lunch and beers would be good.

To the OP, PMFs soft ride going to be a good option. Deaver can custom make any pack you want, they are by far top dog of leaf springs. Truck toys can get you a set.
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There is a big difference between soft leafs and a full on suspension that actually works, both in ride quality and price.

The next time I'm in Vegas I'll let you know.

Karl
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