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Beef up front end or....

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by butch74, Oct 26, 2001.

  1. butch74

    butch74 Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    Gat 89 Ford-150 and a Meyer plow to go with it.
    Worried about sag and/or weight on the front end. Suggestions? Springs, shocks any info would
    be helpful. If ya think I need to. any place good
    on line to check out?

  2. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,224

    You will have coil springs if i remember right about 150 fords and they do sell like a booster that goes inside the coils I think to beef up that front end.

    HYDROCLEAN Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    I did see several Ford F150s driving by that had some sort of air bag inside the front coil springs. I was going to go that route but my truck has the shocks inside the coil springs, therefore I couldn't apply that type of air bag. So I picked up a set of much firmer coil springs for my Dodge. Try doing a search on front spring helpers for the F150. Good luck with it. Let us know how you made out.
  4. sonjaab

    sonjaab PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

  5. Cwlo1448

    Cwlo1448 Junior Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 19

    They're called Air bags

    I've got a '93 F-150, and I have the air bags installed. Its an easy job- maybe 2 hrs start to finish, and they do help a lot, especially considering how weak the F-150 front end is. They are made by Firestone, and I believe they are called "Coil Rite".
    Take care,

  6. SnoJob67

    SnoJob67 Senior Member
    Messages: 384

    Beefing up suspension...

    I'd suggest Muscle LSE load supports or Timbrens (same principle and basic design, but the Muscle LSE is cheaper).

    Do a search on the two types and you will find much positive discussion. No air, no bag to eventually leak. Just my opinion, though.