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Suspension!!!

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by White-Gold, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. White-Gold

    White-Gold Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    Getting a Boss VXT and an SnowEX spreader (1.4cu yard) for my f-250 HD. I would like to boost up the suspension (back and front). What do you guys recommend - Timbrens, air bags, and/or adding extra spring leaves. Cheers!

    PS - how much weight do you think the 1.4cu yard spreader will come too fully loaded
    (spreader is 500 lbs empty)?
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Why? Don't need it.
     
  3. White-Gold

    White-Gold Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    for sag! 700 lbs on a f250 might be too much
     
  4. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    What year? Bet it won't even touch the helper springs.
     
  5. White-Gold

    White-Gold Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    1996 ford f-250
     
  6. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Maybe then getting a little old there.
     
  7. White-Gold

    White-Gold Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    what would you suggest?
     
  8. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Depends on what you want to spend. Helper springs will help right away ,as where timbrens work after the truck stats to sag.
     
  9. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    If the springs are ok then Id some extra leafs put in. The the springs look tired then Id put in all new springs. Go to a good spring shop in your area and they can put in some good springs with some lift. I have airbags in the back of my superduty fr load leveling here and there and they work pretty good. I like the simple maintenance aspect of just adding springs though.
     
  10. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,874

    You can't adjust your GVRW, if you are over weight you still get in trouble wether you have helper springs or not.

    If you have sag in a f250 put new springs in otherwise get a bigger truck to fit the situation.
     
  11. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,548

  12. White-Gold

    White-Gold Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    i dont know if its really going to sag because i have yet to put on the plow. I just want to make my truck last as long as possible (just my OCD kiking in). Plus my gvwr is at 12000 lbs i dont think i will ever have the truck at that weight.
     
  13. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    a 96 f250 isnt going to have a GVWR of 12000#s. Thats the GVRW of a 450 in that year range.
     
  14. White-Gold

    White-Gold Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    I have a NSC on my truck and bumped up the gvw to 5000kgs (12000 lbs) so I wont leagally be overweight. I do know that the vehicle will never be able to handle that weight. I just want to get my suspension top notch for my new plow. How can I do that? What do you suggest?
     
  15. linycctitan

    linycctitan Senior Member
    Messages: 588

    What else do you use the truck for? If this is it then go with new, beefier springs. If you use the truck with much less weight in the off season, look into bags or timbrens as the beefier springs will give you a very harsh ride when unloaded. Just my $0.02!!