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Replaced front spring and shocks

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by iakentdoz, Dec 22, 2006.

  1. iakentdoz

    iakentdoz Senior Member
    Messages: 204

    Only thing nice about not getting any snow is that I'm getting allot of work done on my truck. Next on my list of things to do is replacing the stock 4800# springs with a set of new 6500# springs, and while I'm at it I will replace the front shocks with 2 new RANCHO RS9000. Also while I'm working on the suspension I will install a set of Firestone Ride-Rite air helper springs on the read end.

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  2. iakentdoz

    iakentdoz Senior Member
    Messages: 204

    1st pic is of the stablizer link removed. Had to remove the stablizer link, shocks and any brackets holding the brake lines. Then just lower axle while the truck is supported with jack stands and the spring just slips out. Not hard to do at all.


    2nd pic is of the Timbren

    3rd picture is of the new 6500# spring and RANCHO RS9000 shock.

    spring1.jpg

    Timbrens.jpg

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    Last edited: Dec 22, 2006