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Upgraded Springs

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by 91AK250, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. 91AK250

    91AK250 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,657

    i'd been wanting to do this for awhile, upgrade the crappy springs they put on the excursions. ever since getting my '04 excursion i've hated the bottoming out over the smallest bump. i had maybe 1" of room between the bumpstop and the axle.

    so last week i picked up some used X-code springs off a '99 f-350 with 45k miles. this weekend i installed them, i left off the F-350 blocks thinking it may sit level..i was very wrong haha so i orded the blocks this morning and should have them in a week.

    i got almost 3" of lift out of the front. i should get it leveled with the 3.5" f-350 blocks in the rear once they get in. in the mean time shes sitting ass low haha

    it rides and drives better, not so soft and def better over the bumps..dosnt bottom out over everything anymore..woohoo




  2. mtk469

    mtk469 Member
    Messages: 57

    Looks good. Where did you order your F350 blocks from?
  3. GatorDL55

    GatorDL55 Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    Doesn't look bad - -just looks like you have a couple bags of salt in the back
  4. JDWalkbehind

    JDWalkbehind Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    Nice job how long did it take you to put the springs in?
  5. 91AK250

    91AK250 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,657

    i ordered the blocks and u bolts from my local dealer, we get a good deal with the company discount so it was about 50% off retail price.

    i had a buddy helping me and we started at 10pm and got done at 2am..so about 4 hours all together which wasnt to bad. the drivers side took alot longer then the pass side but we got it.
  6. cold_and_tired

    cold_and_tired PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,247

    Did you have to put an adjustable trac bar on to get the axle to align correctly or did everything work with the stock trac bar?
  7. 91AK250

    91AK250 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,657

    everything is fine, no alignment issues of any kind.

    i really like how it drives now, plus sitting up just alittle higher then everyone in traffic now!