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Air Shocks

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by F2507.3, Oct 22, 2004.

  1. F2507.3

    F2507.3 Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Has anyone tried or had success - getting the sag out of the front with a high end air suspension type shock?
  2. 04superduty

    04superduty PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,354

    i dont think that they would provide enough lift. you can either go with timbrens or air bags.
    or replace your front springs with a set of X springs.
  3. streetsurfin'

    streetsurfin' Senior Member
    Messages: 770

    I've seen Firestone Air bags used successfully. I have air shocks on the rear to help the tired springs with the ballast and mowing equipment. I wanted to try them on the front(air bags), but couldn't find an application for my truck, so I went with a step up in springs.
  4. Moosehunter

    Moosehunter Member
    Messages: 75

    "X" code springs...

    If your looking for weight capabilities... It's a no brainer. Go with a set of "X" code springs from your local Ford dealer. These are the springs that come with the plow prep package on the 250/350's and (I believe) are stock issue on the 450/550 trucks.

    On my 02 250 PSD... man what a difference!! :nod: I use a Western 8' Pro Poly and with stock springs, the truck sagged like a high school hotrod. And even on smaller bumps, I was dern near hitting the bump stops. With the "X" springs installed, the nose drops less than an inch. No Timbrens required!! With a bit of ballast, the drop is even less!!

    You may be concerned with unloaded ride quality.... All I can say is these should have come as standard equipment on the 250 SuperDutys!! Unloaded, there's no more nose diving under braking or wallowing in corners like a drunk hippo. As a bonus, the stock front end rake on my SuperDuty is now gone.

    The set of front springs and new u-bolts cost about the same as the air bags, and (with proper tools) they're a snap to install. No lines to worry about, and these won't leak air. :rolleyes:

    If you'd like more details, drop me a P.M.... :salute:
  5. 04superduty

    04superduty PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,354

    the spring number is 2C3Z-5310-AF you need 2
    U bolts are F81Z-5705-2A " " 4
    nuts are N805480-S426 " " 8.
    the nuts can only be used one time.
  6. Johnny V

    Johnny V Member
    Messages: 69

    Back to top....

    OK I posted a question on this thread and have about 7 post after mine. Not one addressed the post I was asking about so I am putting this back at the top to see if we can stick on the subject that I origianlly worte about.

    Any thoughts from you stobe users? I want this system as it looks like many people like it and most of all because I have a nice truck and want to hide stuff like this.

    Anyone? Nancy or other dealers?!?!?
  7. Johnny V

    Johnny V Member
    Messages: 69

    OK I have NO idea how this got here. I wrote this post in reply to a post called "Strobe light questions".

    This site is screwy.....