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front suspention

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by truck1500, Nov 14, 2003.

  1. truck1500

    truck1500 Member
    Messages: 56

    i have a 93 F-150 and was wondering how i could improve the suspention on the front so that it doesnt sag a lot when the snowplow is on it.
     
  2. meyer22288

    meyer22288 Senior Member
    Messages: 999

    you could add timbrens to the suspension:)
     
  3. A.L. Inc.

    A.L. Inc. Member
    Messages: 97

    1500- I had the same truck with a 7'-6" Snoway plow. I had the Timbrens installed and also heavier front springs. Really not the best truck for work but it got me through 5 years of landscaping and plowing. Good luck, Mike
     
  4. speedracer241

    speedracer241 Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    Try putting a few hundred pounds of ballast in the rear end, too. It will help take a little weight off the front end. Sand tubes work the best.

    Mark K
     
  5. CARDOCTOR

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    on the bronco that we had
    we put hd coil springs on the front made a big difference








    john
     
  6. truck1500

    truck1500 Member
    Messages: 56

    thanks for the help guys i might try to put hd coil springs on it would i be possable to put leaf springs on the front.
     
  7. Arc Burn

    Arc Burn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,138

    John,did that bronco have the dual shock set-up in the front?I've gotten quite a few calls for possible installs with those dual shocks and coils,was just curious how much custom work was involved.
     
  8. CARDOCTOR

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    truck had factory dual shocks

    the coil was a very easy swap








    john
     
  9. SIPLOWGUY

    SIPLOWGUY Senior Member
    Messages: 678

    I put F250 extra HD for a 2WD in mine. Works super and doesn't kill the ride. Handles the plow with ease. I'll get the part number and send it off to you!
     
  10. timm9

    timm9 Senior Member
    Messages: 168

    I just finished installing the Timbrens on my F-250SD and my chevy 2500. According to the website it increases the F-250SD capacity by 3000 lbs, and adds 1800 lbs to the chevy which was already 4500 lbs. So far, so good. I drastically helped the F-250. Originally, I was going to fabricate a braket to add air bags to the front of the F-250. The air bags are $300.00 a set vs. $147.00 a set for the Timbrens. When you lift the blade you can see a drastic improvement.
     
  11. RacerX

    RacerX Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    where did you get the timbrens ?

    Im looking for some for my truck.

    Dean:confused:
     
  12. timm9

    timm9 Senior Member
    Messages: 168

    RacerX,
    In an attempt to comply with the new rules... I just left you a private message.

    Tim
     
  13. smokey

    smokey Member
    from indy
    Messages: 36

    Will adding HD front coils to an F-150 mess up the alignment?
     
  14. CARDOCTOR

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    you should have the alignment checked afterwards

    we bought are springs from the local parts store
    they were called moog cargo coils

    raised the front alittle looked alot better






    john
     
  15. Eyesell

    Eyesell 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,101

    Timbrens are deffinately the way to go, installed them in 30 minutes, can't hardly tell the difference in ride vs. stock and really helped in the height of truck with the plow attached.

    Check out the pics.
     
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2005
  16. Eyesell

    Eyesell 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,101

    with the plow down, you can barely see a difference
     
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2005
  17. SIPLOWGUY

    SIPLOWGUY Senior Member
    Messages: 678

    FYI the part number for the F250 coil spring is TRW CC844S. These are HD designed for the added weight of a plow. They MUST have the S at the end of the part number. I have had great sucess in my 93 F150 with these! Good luck.
     
  18. easthavenplower

    easthavenplower Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    hey eyesell did you buy that plow just to mach the truck or did you paint the truck to match the truck to match the plow.lol:D
     
  19. truck1500

    truck1500 Member
    Messages: 56

    i think that i am going to try the timbrens thought about the springs but people have told me that it is hard to get the coil springs in and out. do you have to do any drilling to put the timbrens on. hey eyesell were in michigan are you from
     
  20. timm9

    timm9 Senior Member
    Messages: 168

    It depends on the truck. I did not have to drill or change anything on my 99 F-250SD, or the 01 Chevy2500HD.