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suspension upgrade

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Mark McC, Apr 11, 2004.

  1. Mark McC

    Mark McC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,565

    I have an '87 F-150 that does well pulling just my little 4x8 and Exmark metro, but hauling mulch (I'm going to have that delivered in the future) and other materials really strains the ol' beast. The upgrade of trailer and mowers may also prove difficult for the truck.

    I can put air shocks in the back, but I'm wondering if anyone has tried to upgrade the suspension of a quarter-ton pickup, and how it worked if so.
  2. bugspit

    bugspit LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 767

    I've added overload springs to my Ranger, and I have done other trucks. never had much luck with air shocks.
    search the web, plenty out there.
  3. Tevi

    Tevi LawnSite Member
    from KY
    Messages: 61

    Use Air Lift or Firestone Air Bags
  4. Mark McC

    Mark McC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,565

    Thanks, I'll look into these. It's gonna be a while before I can "spring" (haha) for a new truck, so I gotta make do with this one for a few seasons.

    LAWNPRO2 LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Messages: 65

    Go on WWW.JCW.COM
    Thay have helper spring kit thay are not that much $200 for them
    i have them on my ford f 250 thay work good thay have a 3000 lbs rate on them not hard to put on. i have air shocks on it to .
    i put a ton in it did nothing to my truck.

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