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Springs and Shocks

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by stcroixjoe, Jan 28, 2007.

  1. stcroixjoe

    stcroixjoe Senior Member
    Messages: 263

    i have a 00 f-250 sd cc i want to make the truck sit alittle taller with out putting a lift on it i have newer tires on there i was wondering can you put bigger springs in the front pr what are the best shocks to put on i need them too what are the biggest tires i can put on with out a lift thanks joe any pics would be great

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  2. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    You can get a 2.5 inch leveling kit for the front. I think either skyjacker or rancho makes it. It may come with shocks as well.
  3. oldmankent

    oldmankent PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,322

    Check to see what you have for a front spring code. If it isn't an 'X' spring, then you could get a little bit of lift out of the 'X' springs I bet. For the rear, get some F350 rear axle blocks, and that should get you a couple of inches.
  4. iakentdoz

    iakentdoz Senior Member
    Messages: 204


    GWORKS Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    You could just go to a spring shop and have them add an aditional leaf to the front pack. That would give you another inch or two. Thats what i did with my 04 350 raised the front about 2"s
    plenty of room to clear 285/75/16's on the stock wheels. You could probably fit a bigger tire but would need to go with wider wheels.
  6. Ggg6

    Ggg6 Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 521

    I have a 00 F350 RC 4X4 PSD and it has X code springs I only run 265 tires and my truck is the exact same height as a 00 F350 with a 3" lift and 305 tires. I can fit 315 tires with a little rub only at full steering lock. 305's will fit without rubbing at all. As far as shocks I use Monroe, I don't care for Rancho.
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2007
  7. BDB

    BDB Senior Member
    Messages: 124

    I like Bilstein shocks myself. I put a Superlift leveing kit (spring hangers) in my '99. Lifted it about 3". Also have timbrens in. It all depends on what kind of ride you are looking for weight carring ability. I have a 8.5" Pro Plus with wings. I would guess it is around 950lbs with the wings on. All though it is not legal I usually run down the road with the wings on (because I am too lazy to take them off). Some where between 350 and 500lbs of ballast...that is not much. But it carries the plow great! Springs will give you give you a rougher ride if you don't mind. But better load capabilities. X code springs are for a diesel....stiffer spring and a little taller then stock springs in gas truck. You could also switch springs out in the summer back to factory springs. Some different tire sizes:

    LT265/75R16 D Height-31.54" Width-10.75" 3000@65 psi
    LT265/75R16 E Height-31.54" Width-10.75" 3415@80 psi
    LT285/75R16 D Height-32.68" Width-11.33" 3305@65 psi
    LT285/75R16 E Height-32.76" Width-11.42" 3750@80 psi
    LT295/75R16 D Height-33.27" Width-11.73" 3415@65 psi
    LT305/70R16 E Height-32.68" Width-12.40" 3525@65 psi
    LT315/75R16 D Height-34.49" Width-12.32" 3195@50 psi
  8. Fordistough

    Fordistough Senior Member
    from USA
    Messages: 394

    Isn't that what we all want.