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superduty rear springs

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by Morrissey snow removal, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
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    i want to beaf up the rear springs for towing but i dont want to screw up the ride. i dont like air bags i want to add a couple leafs to the main pak or even just 1 if that does the job or change the whole pack out! any ideas? thanks guys
     
  2. ford6.9

    ford6.9 Senior Member
    Messages: 452

    Can I ask why you don't like airbags? I always thought I wouldn't like them on my F350 until I added a set this year, LOVE them. I just set them at 9o psi and no matter what the truck does always sits flat. I haul a 10k trailer daily with it.
     
  3. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
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    i have used them on trucks before and then seem to only last a yr the bags rot im guessing from the salt
     
  4. gtmustang00

    gtmustang00 Senior Member
    from Berlin
    Messages: 747

    Get the deaver mini leaf pack. It goes under the pack. You basically take out the bottom flat leaf. I didn't notice a change in ride.
     
  5. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
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    what are they rated for? where did u get them
     
  6. gtmustang00

    gtmustang00 Senior Member
    from Berlin
    Messages: 747

    I got them from CT Performance. They are the rear springs in the 2.5" Pure Performance kit (Deaver makes them for them).

    Not sure what they are rated for. Truck didn't sink much towing another f250 to the truck pulls.

    It's cheaper to do the add a leaf, but they ride like ****. I know a few people who have them.
     
  7. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
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    i would give the air bags another chance if thats the beat way to go
     
  8. gtmustang00

    gtmustang00 Senior Member
    from Berlin
    Messages: 747

    Airbags are usually the best way to go.
     
  9. abbottfarm

    abbottfarm Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 108

    I would, I have Firestone ride-rites on one of my trucks. I don't think it's the salt messing them up simply because look at how many air ride trucks there are on the road (trailer trucks and so on). What I've found is that you have to leave some air in them at all times, not much but enough to keep them from squatting and wrinkling on themselves for a extended period of time.
     
  10. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,339

    Do you have an F250 or F350 Superduty. The F-250 SD's have 2" rear blocks. The F-350's have 4" rear blocks. I put 4" F350 blocks (factory) in the rear of my F250 cause my dump bed is heavy. It only took about half hour. No change in ride quality either.
    T.J.
     
  11. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,513

    There are two types of factory 4in blocks. One set is taper and the other is not. I've done the same in the past with great results
     
  12. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,513

    I now do air bags for more comfort and higher weight loads
     
  13. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
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    f250 super duty i dont want to lift it i just want to carry the trailer better and have no ride difference when empty
     
  14. abbottfarm

    abbottfarm Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 108

    I'd say air bags are the route you should go then. When your empty take some air out of the bags and it's stock ride, when your loaded air them back up and be on your way.
     
  15. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
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    u have the firestones? how long have u had them
     
  16. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
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    Mine are 3years old, on 2nd truck too
     
  17. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
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    i think i am leaning towards them now
     
  18. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Say buy full set of F350 I have a F250 and I replace them with F350 Ride nice it kinda jack rear end up but when haul a load it levels out
    If I remember it raised the truck rear 3-4 inches
    The F250 are thinner then the F350 and the curl is different
     
  19. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
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    i all ready have 350 springs in the rear and extra leaf in the front
     
  20. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
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    and i did not notice any difference with the 350 spprings