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02' F350 Springs

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by kuhndogg, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. kuhndogg

    kuhndogg Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    I recently put a steel flatbed on my F350 single wheel truck and it kinda sags a little bit pulling our 20' trailer. I am woundering if I can bolt on F450 springs in the rear or should I just put air shocks on. I have timbrens on all 4 wheels. I am just concerned about winter cause I have a 8' V box salter i put on the back and I'm affraid it will break something. What would you suggest?
  2. wizardsr

    wizardsr PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,584

    Air bags all the way! :)
  3. Pinky Demon

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

    What he said. If you are not going over your rear load capacity, just add a good airbag system.
  4. nevrnf

    nevrnf Senior Member
    Messages: 456

    F450 cab and chassis springs are 6-8" shorter in length than the pickup truck rear spring. What you want are 05-07 F350 DRW springs. The capacity is about #2500 more than the 99-04 DRW and #5000 more than your SRW spring. You will gain about 1" of height over the std SRW spring due to the thicker leafs. I have them on my 99 with a X code and add a leaf in thge fronnt. It is a perfect combo.