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05 F350 front end?

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by chris k, Feb 26, 2006.

  1. chris k

    chris k Senior Member
    Messages: 204

    Who did what to their front ends to level off the truck. Even without the plow on they look like they sit about 3" lower than the rear end. I have the Fisher V plow and when I angle the thing all the way the corners are about 1" off the ground. And yes it has the plow prep on it. Any suggestions?
     
  2. PAplowman

    PAplowman Member
    Messages: 34

    I installed a Fabtech 2" leveling kit, and shocks. Worked out great.
     
  3. oldmankent

    oldmankent PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,318

    The FGAWR is 6000 lbs? I guess you have ballast with your spreader. Is it possible that you need to readjust the chain to lift the plow higher? Seems like all the fisher v plows I see never lift off the ground very far.
     
  4. DESTEFANO3782

    DESTEFANO3782 Senior Member
    Messages: 179

    install a set of timbrens. youll be much more satisfied with and without the plow on
     
  5. tuna

    tuna Senior Member
    Messages: 488

    Destefano,i saw your `05 Ram in Danvers square this morning.Nice rig.
     
  6. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,904

    You can and should install Timbrens. You can also upgrade the springs up to the same size that the 550's have. You will sacrifice ride quality though. There are 4 or 5 different springs, from 5400#'s to 7000#'s.
     
  7. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    Added one spring to each side...on my 04 though...didnt think 05's would have that problem as bad. check the chain height.
     
  8. framer1901

    framer1901 Senior Member
    Messages: 813

    Whole lot cheaper to put 7 or 8 hundred pounds in the bed.

    How many days a year do you have a plow on that truck?? Why oh why change a suspension for may 20 or 30 nights a year??

    Now I can see adding springs to the back for you landscape guys who are consistently overloading a truck..........
     
  9. DESTEFANO3782

    DESTEFANO3782 Senior Member
    Messages: 179

    Whered You See Me? If I Was Parked Its Cause I Had To Take The Old Lady For Breakfast,
     
  10. DESTEFANO3782

    DESTEFANO3782 Senior Member
    Messages: 179

    Timbrennnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnns....... Thats All You Need 150.oo On Cpw
     
  11. chris k

    chris k Senior Member
    Messages: 204


    It's not just when the plow is on. I can't stand the look of the truck nose diving in the front. You have all this space in the rear wheel wells and then the front tires are jammed in.
    Gicon - You can't add a spring to the front on the o5's. They have coils.
     
  12. chrisd

    chrisd Member
    from buffalo
    Messages: 33

    I Agree With You 100% On The Front End Sitting Too Low. I Would Like To Know Is The 7000# Spring Upgrade Would Take Care Of This Problem.
     
  13. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,904

    If this helps at all, our '05 550 has an 8611 that weighs approx 1500#'s and the front drops about an inch.
     
  14. PAplowman

    PAplowman Member
    Messages: 34

    Why make your truck ride like a buckboard, with the 7000lb springs? An aftermarket leveling kit on an '05 won't change any of the ride characteristics, only the ride height. My truck doesn't squat with the plow installed at all, and I just have a 2" Fabtech leveling kit. Less than $200 from 4Wheel Parts. Install took about 1 hour. Best thing I've added yet.
     
  15. dag-otto

    dag-otto Member
    Messages: 77

    Does the leveling kit knock the sterring wheel a few inches to the right?
     
  16. tuna

    tuna Senior Member
    Messages: 488

    Parked in front of Brothers Deli.