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Coil springs, 038-039, Dodge 2500 4x4 for sale

Discussion in 'Used Plowing and Truck Equipment Forum' started by ta3834bbl, Feb 27, 2006.

  1. ta3834bbl

    ta3834bbl Senior Member
    Messages: 215

    I just changed the front coils on my '01 Ram diesel and have a set of used 038 & 039 coils for sale. They would be an upgrade for a gas truck if your spring part #'s are lower than this, ie, 21 23 25 ect. I have them up on ebay I hope putting a link for them is ok, if not, please remove this ad. I looked for rules against links, but didn't find any forbidding it.
    These springs would be good for plowing in a gasser. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/e...=8042161731&rd=1&sspagename=STRK:MESE:IT&rd=1
  2. ta3834bbl

    ta3834bbl Senior Member
    Messages: 215

    Anyone? I would rather use springs that Timbrens or anything like that. It took me about 45 minutes to change them by myself, it was easy.
  3. wls

    wls Senior Member
    Messages: 319

    What do you have to do to remove the springs, get one of those spring compressor,s?
  4. ta3834bbl

    ta3834bbl Senior Member
    Messages: 215

    1. ) Jack the truck off the ground in the front.

    2. ) take the front tires off.

    3. ) disconnect the sway bar on the side your working on, or both sides if you want.

    4. ) jack the side your working on up just a little to take the pressure off the shock bolt (because of full extension) and remove the lower shock bolt.

    5. ) lower the jack and allow the axle to hang ( keep an eye on the brake lines, etc. )

    6. ) slightly lift the opposite side of the axle so you can push down on the side you are removing the spring from.

    7. ) compress the shock fully by hand up into the spring

    8. ) now quickly remove the spring and replace it with the new spring before the shock extends.

    9. ) make sure the spring is sitting in the upper and lower pockets correctly

    10. ) let the other side down so you can jack the side with the new spring in it up a little so the lower shock bolt can be reinstalled.

    11. ) repeat for the other side.

    12. ) reapply the sway bar bushings and nutted washers.

    13. ) put wheels on and torque to specs and take a test drive with your new springs.

    Hope these directions were detailed enough to follow.