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leaf springs

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by Mr Budget, Nov 22, 2006.

  1. Mr Budget

    Mr Budget Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    Is it common for a 1990 F350 to have leaf springs in the front this is a 4x6 ?
     
  2. oldmankent

    oldmankent PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,318

    4x6? Do you mean 4x4? Leaf springs were used in the heavier 3/4 and 1 ton trucks. They are now using coils. I believe a 1990 350 4x4 was only offered with leaf springs
     
  3. Mr Budget

    Mr Budget Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    yes, 4x4 but it has dual wheels 1990
     
  4. mrbrickman

    mrbrickman Senior Member
    from montana
    Messages: 138

    yeah they all have leafs in the 4x4's until this year with the 2005s which are now coils

    the 150 4x4s were coils in those years along with the 2x4's

    dually dosent matter....they still have the same fronts hopefully you have a soild beam front....its supposed to have it anyhow....

    independant front is ok just the alignment goes out ever 2000 miles...why do you ask?

    by now if its a normal work truck that 1990 prolly has some weak springs, might consider replacing or adding a few leaves or....at least get an add a leaf or air bag kit...
     
  5. Mr Budget

    Mr Budget Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    I thought it was different becuse of how strong it is. when lifting the plow it barely moves, this is good, right? the truck sits up tall and is very sturdy the plow is a 7 1\2 foot Meyer steel blade
     
  6. mrbrickman

    mrbrickman Senior Member
    from montana
    Messages: 138

    yeah thats awesome to hear, the less movement the better

    who cares if it rides like a pogo stick..
     
  7. Fordistough

    Fordistough Senior Member
    from USA
    Messages: 394

    Mr. Budget, that sounds like a real beast you got there. My guess is that it needs like a 8 foot Fisher or Blizzard steel plow. I hope you realize what a great find you have got there.

    -Thann