Fuel it up again Dummy
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: California, Dorrington
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Im thinking of the full traction 4 link coil over front end with some fox 2.5 coil over reservoir shocks. I have air lift helper bags in the rear so ill keep those and look into some fresh deaver springs leafs for the rear.
Question on my stock front axle and knuckles. Is there any way to modify these for a tighter turn radius? The coil over conversion will help with the rough ride but still keeps the stock turning radius.
In the photo I circled with red the turn stop. Is there any reason why you couldn't shorten those to allow for more turning?
Honestly I bet you could cut those stops back to tighten up turning radius. I can't see the u/joints binding by any means from it. Coils up front is far and away the best ride. As far as the best riding leaf spring you can't do better then the Carli/Deaver progressive leafs. If you can get the 2008 and newer on these trucks it gets even better. I have 7" Icon coils up front and 2008 and newer 4-1/2" Carli/Deaver springs in the rear. My trucks ride is amazing, compatible to wife's Chevy Tahoe.
So yea the ride can be improved a bunch. But these trucks can't compete with the IFS on the GM trucks. But our trucks don't fall apart like the GM front ends either. The GM front axles blow apart at the CV joints. Main reason I bought a Ford to be honest.
2006 F250 LARIAT CCSB 4X4
6.0 Diesel w/80K 6/19
ARP Studs, O-Ringed Heads
Stage I KC Turbo 10V
DC Power 270XP Die Hards
6.4 Starter, BPD Waterpump
FASS 125 Titanium w/Adj. Press Reg
3” CAC Pipes & CSF 7106 I.C.
4” Diamond Eye SS Exh System
W/two 4” SS Diamond Eye mufflers.
IPR Coolant filter w/ Manifold
CAT EC-1 coolant
SCT X4 ECM Rollback & PHP Tunes
100HP Hercules & 65HP Tow Tune
Toyo M/T 38/15.50/18
1,000lbs or more other crap too