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leaf spring question and any upgrades i may need (pics)

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Itsdoubletime, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. Itsdoubletime

    Itsdoubletime Member
    Messages: 40

    i have a 2000 ford f250 superduty 5.4 i am new to plowing and wondering if i should replace leaf springs before season and if i need any upgrades to shocks or anything else for that matter before i start.i am trying to avoid a breakdown if possible lol pictured below is the shocks i currently hae on the truck gabrielle ultras and if any one can think of anything else i should check to see if it needs to be replaced before i pop the plow on thanks guys

    leaffront5.jpg

    leaffront2.jpg

    leaffront.jpg

    leafrear.jpg

    crackedleaf.jpg
     
  2. durafish

    durafish PlowSite.com Addict
    from 02919
    Messages: 1,092

    Wouldnt hurt to put new bilstens but you should be good. I would check more front end parts. Also id undercoat that truck especially if you want to plow for a few more seasons.
     
  3. fireside

    fireside Senior Member
    Messages: 661

    That last picture it has a broken spring. That will be need to changed even to drive it. Make sure you change both not just the one side
     
  4. jhenderson9196

    jhenderson9196 Senior Member
    Messages: 615

    Rearvspring is broken. Replace the pair. You'll know more about the front when you mount the plow. I'm not a big fan of Timbren style crutches.