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Rear overload springs to front leafpack?

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by dieselboy, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. dieselboy

    dieselboy Member
    Messages: 43

    hello all.
    Im thinking about putting a set of rear overload springs on my front leaf pack on my 2001 f-350 7.3 Will this work? I happen to have an extra pair around so i thought id throw them in there. I have a 2 leaf 5600# springs in the front. What do you guys think?
    Thanks
     
  2. bigbadbrad

    bigbadbrad Senior Member
    Messages: 835

    well i think you should get a progesive leaf pack from tuff country or another company, does not sound like a good idea to put the rear overload on the front
     
  3. Too Stroked

    Too Stroked Senior Member
    Messages: 555

    Just a guess, but I think you may end up with a truck that rides like a floor jack. Check with your local spring shop first.
     
  4. Pinky Demon

    Pinky Demon PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,121

    No, not at all. Are you having problems with a sagging front end? What brand/width of plow do you have?
     
  5. dieselboy

    dieselboy Member
    Messages: 43

    Yea the front springs are tired. The bump stops are like 2 inches above the axle. Im going to put a fisher 9' on the front and i think it will just bottom out. I dont have the coin for a tuff country kit so i was going to sandwich a overload spring in the leafpack.
     
  6. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

  7. Pinky Demon

    Pinky Demon PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,121

    Don't add a leaf. Replace with X code springs and call it a day. You won't have any problems after that.