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Old September 24th, 2008, 11:03 AM   #1
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Default f-150 front springs -or- how to lift for cheap

I need a set of front springs for my truck and am wondering what ones to put in. Are the 4x4 rated higher than the 4x2 ones? How about ones from a V8
(it's got the 300-6 in it.)? I figure if I need to replace them anyways, I might as well lift it a little as long as I can do it cheap.
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Old September 24th, 2008, 11:20 AM   #2
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throw f250 springs in there, then if you are lucky you can still get it aligned.

Otherwise rough country (iirc) has a 1-2.5" kit with springs and drop brackets.

This is all assuming you are working with ttb.
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Old September 24th, 2008, 01:02 PM   #3
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yep. ttb two wheel drive. Not looking for anything more than an inch or two. Just something to keep it from looking like a saggy 'ole grandpa truck. :) Just going to run stock size tires.

Found out along w/ the right front broken spring, I also have a broken left rear shackle hanger.
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Old September 29th, 2008, 05:36 PM   #4
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You can put shims under the springs when they sag. Stack of washers will work. RB
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Use eddie bauer springs, they are slightly longer and have a better ride.
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Old October 6th, 2008, 12:05 PM   #6
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Use eddie bauer springs, they are slightly longer and have a better ride.
Eddie Bauer springs in a F150?

Not sure about the newer ones but the 2wd's that I have seen (76-79) have smaller cups on the axle that accept the spring..
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Old October 7th, 2008, 07:19 AM   #7
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80-96 F-150s can use the 94+ Eddie Bauer F-150 springs, i was unsure of the year of the truck in question. if its 80 or older they won't work
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ah I thought that they only made a Eddie Bauer explorer. I suck 0-2 in the tech this week
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