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suspension upgrade

Mark McC

LawnSite Bronze Member
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.


LawnSite Senior Member
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.
Mark McC

Mark McC

LawnSite Bronze Member
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.


LawnSite Member
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.