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Vbox in a short bed super duty

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by DirtyJerzey, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. DirtyJerzey

    DirtyJerzey Senior Member
    Messages: 358

    I have been told that the leaf springs in all short bed super dutys need to be upgraded to handle more weight if you plan on putting a vbox in the back. Anyone know if there is any truth to this?
     
  2. sno commander

    sno commander PlowSite.com Addict
    from ct
    Messages: 1,061

    run it, no worries:drinkup:
     
  3. fci

    fci Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    a loaded v box is going to weigh 3500-4500 lb check the ford web site for your truck specs : cab, engine, SRW or DRW and see what the payload is. I always have spring helpers on our trucks we always carry a lot of weight. and if your truck is level DOT may pass on pulling you over. Most trucks are over weight with a v box and a plow.
     
  4. gtstang462002

    gtstang462002 Senior Member
    Messages: 182

    I can't ever recall seeing DOT out during a storm... Other than seeing a few of their trucks sitting in snow banks though...
     
  5. Rumble

    Rumble Member
    Messages: 36

    I have a 06 f350 short bed with stock suspension. I run a vbox loaded with no problems.

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  6. Rumble

    Rumble Member
    Messages: 36

    Another shot with the plow on and cover over the vbox

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  7. FLC2004

    FLC2004 Senior Member
    Messages: 201

    I have a 06' F-250 supercab short bed with a 1.5 tornado in it that I load to the lids all the time. Everything with the suspension is stock except for aftermarket rancho rs5000's i installed all the way around. When completely loaded, the back sags slightly but nowhere near like the front of a chevy...lol :cool:
     
  8. DirtyJerzey

    DirtyJerzey Senior Member
    Messages: 358

    Hmm, pictures dont lie and that truck looks perfectly fine. I was thinking of doing a helper spring or at least timbrens on the back. Thanks for the input guys
     
  9. FLC2004

    FLC2004 Senior Member
    Messages: 201

    Heres a picture from a storm in Febuary 2010. My Tornado 1.5 was about 3/4 full at the time, its not the best angle but you can see the trucks still pretty level.

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    Last edited: Nov 6, 2010