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Ford x code spring?

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by dupont24, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. dupont24

    dupont24 Junior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 9

    I have 2004 f250 6.0. For warranty purposes, ford says I need 6000 lb. front spring for me to have plow on truck. Is that the x code spring? I currently have 5200 lb. front spring. Also, anyone know a good place to purchase these from, or whom might install? Live in Ohio. thanks
  2. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,394

    I just switched mine over to 6k springs. Yes on the "X" code and the dealer is probably the best place to get them. I paid around 80 bucks each and about 150.00 to have them installed. I think the job pays 1.5 hours. I cant believe being a diesel, yours didn't come with 6k springs already. Honestly I didn't notice much of a difference. I would even opt for the next size up especially if you have the added weight of a diesel, mine has a 5.4L gasser. It raised up the front end about an inch or so but my 8.6 Xtreme V still hits on dips and bumps in the road when in "V" position.
  3. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,394

    Wait are we talking coil springs or leaf springs. I thought 04's still ran leaf for the front. I thought you had a 06 for some reason.
  4. cold_and_tired

    cold_and_tired PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,247

    04's run leaf springs, 05 and up run coils.

    The X-codes are rated for 6k. They are the standard spring on the 450 and 550 trucks.

    Plan on spending about $500 for new springs, u-bolts and nuts. I did mine last May. The most time consuming part was pulling the plow mount so I could get to the spring bolts.

    I would recommend an adjustable track bar. I really had to wrestle my axle back into position.

    Call the parts department at www.tousleyford.com They have the best prices.
  5. EdNewman

    EdNewman Senior Member
    Messages: 254

    X is the spring code for the max GVW springs whether coil or leaf
  6. ZamboniHDB

    ZamboniHDB Senior Member
    Messages: 338

    This subject has been beat to death.

    Code X is for front leaf springs plow prep.

    Code C is for front coil springs plow prep.