Front leaf springs

EWSplow

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The leaf springs on my 2000 F250 are getting old and tired. I am going to replace them, but I'm not sure what with.
I think I'm going to stay with 2 leaf, rather than going to 3 leaf.
I'm wondering what spring code (V,W,X,etc) most of you have been running.
I think X codes are going to be too stiff. Any input?
 

BUFF

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EWSplow;2118844 said:
The leaf springs on my 2000 F250 are getting old and tired. I am going to replace them, but I'm not sure what with.
I think I'm going to stay with 2 leaf, rather than going to 3 leaf.
I'm wondering what spring code (V,W,X,etc) most of you have been running.
I think X codes are going to be too stiff. Any input?

Gas or Diesel and what plow?
 

BUFF

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You could probably be good without the "X" springs but as TJS said its a truck and will never ride like a GM......
 
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EWSplow

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I'm really not all that concerned about the ride. It's an older work truck primarily used for plowing. If you have factory X codes, you must have a factory plow package?
 

linckeil

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while you are at it, why not get a 3rd spring? - known as a "add-a-leaf" and I've also heard them referred to as leveling kits. it will ride a bit stiffer, but it's a leaf sprung truck, so it's gonna ride stiff no matter what.
 
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EWSplow

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linckeil;2118884 said:
while you are at it, why not get a 3rd spring? - known as a "add-a-leaf" and I've also heard them referred to as leveling kits. it will ride a bit stiffer, but it's a leaf sprung truck, so it's gonna ride stiff no matter what.
If I was going to just add a leaf, I'd probably go with 3. Since mine are tired, I'm going to replace them.
There's quite a bit of discussion on Ford diesel forums. The best info I see is stick with 2 leaf. Maybe I'm wrong, which is why I started this thread.
 

linckeil

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every leaf sprung ford pickup that I've ever plowed with has been given an add-a-leaf - regardless of the condition of the existing factory 2 leaf springs. it holds the plow much better and the work normally done by 2 leafs is now spread out over 3. it's not a requirement, but in my opinion, a very worthwhile modification at a very low cost.

what are some of the reasons people are against a 3rd leaf? if it's an off road truck I would see how spring articulation may suffer, but for a plow/work truck as you describe, I've have not experienced any downsides - other than feeling the bumps a bit more....
 
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EWSplow

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Thanks for all the input.
My local spring shop quoted almost double of what I've found online. When They gave me the cost, I thought it was per pair, but I was sadly mistaken.
SD truck springs has good pricing, but when I add in the shipping, they are around $50 less each side.
 

TJS

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EWSplow;2118883 said:
I'm really not all that concerned about the ride. It's an older work truck primarily used for plowing. If you have factory X codes, you must have a factory plow package?

Yes it is.
 

tjctransport

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EWSplow;2118915 said:
Thanks for all the input.
My local spring shop quoted almost double of what I've found online. When They gave me the cost, I thought it was per pair, but I was sadly mistaken.
SD truck springs has good pricing, but when I add in the shipping, they are around $50 less each side.

ATS Springs out of Pennsylvania.
call junior, he will take good care of you.
http://www.atssprings.com/
 

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