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Old 08-23-2013, 08:57 AM
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Is my Logic Correct?....Probably Not

Sorry in advance for the long post, I am new to diesels and truck suspensions so bear with me.....

I have an 05 F350 CCLB w/ 6in "Custom Lift". I bought the truck with the lift already on it and now want to upgrade some of the suspension components. The things I do know about the lift is that I have dual bilstein 5100 up front and the rear suspension is lifted with blocks. My Coil spring up front has a Ready Lift leveling kit spacer on top so my thoughts are that maybe the coil spring is made for a 4 or 5 inch lift and the leveling spacer lifted it up to 6 inchs but I may be wrong. I want to replace the coil spring with a 6 inch lift coil spring(maybe pro comp or the skyjacker soft ride) because I'm trying to achieve a softer ride and want to get rid of the leveling spacer. Is my thoughts correct that removing the leveling spacer will improve ride comfort?(Ive heard that leveling spacers can have a harsh ride)

For the rear, I want to take out the blocks and the current leafs and put in a set of 6 inch lift leaf springs instead of having lift blocks. To top it off, I wanted to upgrade the 5100's to 5160's all the way around.

Now, when i see complete lift kits they say something like 8in front/5.5in rear. Since I'm replacing the leafs, Should I get 6 inch lift leafs or will i need a different size since I want the truck to be level with the front?
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If you get rid of the front spacers and switch to a taller spring it should improve your ride.

Lift kits that show 8"front/5-1/2"rear are taking into account that the truck sits higher in the rear from the factory, so their lift kit will also level the truck.
If you are going with 6" front springs, then for the rear (if you are getting rid of your blocks) you do want to go with 6" lift springs to match the front.

Here is a pic of my 5" rear springs that match my 5" front lift:
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Thanks for the info. Exactly what I needed to know.

Would you recommend any leaf or coil springs for what i want?

The only leafs that Ive seen so far have been the skyjacker soft ride leafs, but I haven't looked overly hard. As far as the springs I've seen pro comp and skyjacker but dont have any info on those two springs to know if they would be good with my set up
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Keep looking, there are quite a few choices out there.

One choice is Ford - 2005 - 2007 Super Duty - Individual Components & Accessories - ICON Vehicle Dynamics
They have a good reputation!
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deaver springs are also one of the best.. they can custom make any spring height for your truck...
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