F-250 Front spring question

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by kbacon3231, Nov 21, 2005.

  1. kbacon3231

    kbacon3231 LawnSite Member
    from ohio
    Posts: 37

    i have a 1991 F-250 4x4 with the 7.3 diesel. The leafs in the front are worn out and i was wanting to know if i replaced them with 2" lift springs would it level the truck out or make the front end ride higher than the back. I plow with this truck so i was also wandering if the 2" leafs would handle the weight of the plow better. I have a buddy that has extra stock leafs and the 2" leafs that i can chose from. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
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  3. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Posts: 4,785

    Depends on how much it sags in the rear though it may be a little higher up front if the back is worn as well. Yes springs that have more arch will support a plow better than stock but remember it will give a harsh ride. If I were you get the lift springs and you can always get add a leaf's in the rear.
     
  4. lwcmattlifter

    lwcmattlifter LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Posts: 859

    If the springs are shot I bet your shackle bushing is gone also, the center bolt wears through the rubber and ends up riding on the leaf spring. Back when my F-250 had the Dana 50 TTB, I put ploy bushing in the front end and added a 1.5" add-a-leaf. The poly bushings brought the truck up about 1-1.25 inches. Going poly was the best investment I ever made for the front of that truck (aside from the Dana 60). I got F-350 rear blocks from the junkyard to bring the rear up. The 350 blocks are 4." You will also need to shim the drive shaft support bearing about 1/4 to 1/2 inch otherwise you will get a small vibration from the rear drive shaft.
     
  5. kbacon3231

    kbacon3231 LawnSite Member
    from ohio
    Posts: 37

    thanks for the help guys! I was leaning toward the lift springs.
     

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