Join Date: Apr 2013
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
2002 F350 front leaf springs
Guys I am truly sorry for adding a thread on a topic I know has been beat to death. I am so confused on what I should do I have given up Google searching for my answer.
My truck has 259,000 miles. It's an '02 350 Crew 4x4 SRW. When I got the truck the front was nose dived.
I put on drop shackles to lift the front about 2 inches. BUT, I think the springs might be worn enough that it is not really level just closer.
I have "V" code springs rated at 2,230 lb each
If I need to replace my springs (Unsure) then I want to go heavier like "X" code 2,630 lb. Everywhere I read, X codes are rated at 6,000 lbs but from what I gather this must be OEM Ford springs only. The 43-818 like from SD Springs is 5,260 lb
I don't want to get new "X" code 2,630 lb springs if I will not gain the extra 1.5 inches or so I am looking for. I am not opposed to putting in the X codes AND the drop shackles. There is also a 43-818HD which is rated at 3940 lb per side.
Go with generic X codes and the drop shackles?
Go with 43-818HD and NO drop shackles
or add extra leafs to what I have now..
I cant afford a $400 leveling kit or Real X code oem springs.
I know I will possibly need other mods like track bar, etc. Right now I just want to get the height. OH and I plow and it's not a daily driver, I don't care if the ride is stiff.
Thanks sorry so long.