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Old January 15th, 2008, 03:25 PM   #1
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1990 F-150

So my dad bought a 1990 F-150 4x4 and put a plow on it...


And now he needs to beef up the front end... Will the springs from a F-250?

And yes its the awesome Wishbone suspension
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Old January 15th, 2008, 03:27 PM   #2
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I think the F150 springs are coils... F250 are leafs. I have seen airbags that fit inside the coils though... might want to try that.
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Old January 15th, 2008, 03:29 PM   #3
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This is gonna need more than airbags I found these
Heavy Duty Springs


And yes 150's are coils never even thought about leafs on a 250
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Old January 15th, 2008, 03:43 PM   #4
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my dad has a 91 f150 with a plow on it and we took a set of front springs out of a 1989 2wd diesel f250 from one of our other trucks works great..... rides half way decent with weight off too
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Old January 15th, 2008, 03:46 PM   #5
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they went in just like they belonged there no problems or fab. at all just higher weight capacity
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Old January 15th, 2008, 03:52 PM   #6
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Thanks for the info found some HD ones for $79 here in town he's getting them and air bags for it.
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Old January 15th, 2008, 04:32 PM   #7
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1990 had an optional snow plow package with quad shocks.
You can just go down to a spring shop an have them build a set for the snow plow package.

This is my 92, but it has the same front suspension.
http://www.greatlakes4x4.com/vbimgho...img&imgid=1538

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Old January 15th, 2008, 04:39 PM   #8
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Check on 2WD Ford F250's they had coils sprung fronts. IIRC they were also just like the F-150's when it came to converting to 4WD => Bolt on.


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This is gonna need more than airbags I found these
Heavy Duty Springs


And yes 150's are coils never even thought about leafs on a 250
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Old January 15th, 2008, 08:43 PM   #9
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Jack the front end off the ground and fill the coil springs with tennis balls. it will help and be cheap.
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Old January 15th, 2008, 08:55 PM   #10
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Check on 2WD Ford F250's they had coils sprung fronts. IIRC they were also just like the F-150's when it came to converting to 4WD => Bolt on.
Yup, F-250 2wd are coil springs and are noticeably thicker IIRC
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Old January 15th, 2008, 10:43 PM   #11
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Jack the front end off the ground and fill the coil springs with tennis balls. it will help and be cheap.
Dang, that's a good idea. I need a couple more inches of air-bag, I'm going to add a couple tennis balls for the plow.
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Old January 16th, 2008, 01:32 PM   #12
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Old January 17th, 2008, 09:15 AM   #13
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Air bags work great on my truck when i ran them, and then the truck road fine without the plow unlike a set of f250 coils are going to do. There is another option but i can't remember the name of the product, I have seen it often on plowsite.

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