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How to idnetify leaf springs?

Long story short I bought a used 2001 F-350 7.3 yesterday. The previous owner did not know the brand of lift. The front bushing on the front leaf springs are shot. How do I identify the brand of springs so I know what bushings to order? Or will most use the OEM ones?

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Post a pic if you can. Perhaps someone can recognise them for you.
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Here you go. thanks
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look like stock springs with extra leaves added to it
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look like stock springs with extra leaves added to it
Thank you! Would you recommend the energy suspensions bushings or just getting the OEM ones?
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Thank you! Would you recommend the energy suspensions bushings or just getting the OEM ones?
I recommend getting new springs. You can get a set of brand new OEM's for $300 or a new set of procomps for $150-$200.




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I recommend getting new springs. You can get a set of brand new OEM's for $300 or a new set of procomps for $150-$200.
great idea! I never thought the springs would be as cheap as they are. So I will order new front leafs first (as they are the issue) and than do the rears once I recover from buying the truck.

I guess the only thing I am not sure of is what height springs I need to order? Procomp offers 2, 4 and 6.5" ? I'm guessing at 4"? any way to measure? The truck has 35's and they don't rub at all.
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great idea! I never thought the springs would be as cheap as they are. So I will order new front leafs first (as they are the issue) and than do the rears once I recover from buying the truck.

I guess the only thing I am not sure of is what height springs I need to order? Procomp offers 2, 4 and 6.5" ? I'm guessing at 4"? any way to measure? The truck has 35's and they don't rub at all.
Measure from the top of the axle tube (next to the spring perch) to the bottom of the frame (next to the bumpstop). Off the top of my head, a 4" lift will produce a measurement of 12"-13".

I'd guess that you're at a 2" lift and will measure about 10" using the guidance above. If this is so, I'd go with the x-code factory springs over the procomp 2" springs. The oem is said to ride better but I have no experience with either. I do know that OEM will be better quality and will last you longer without sagging




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