A buddy of mine ordered a '01 F350 CC 4x4 V10, same truck as I have, though
mine's a '00. His truck is in, but he's waiting while the dealer adds a
front levelling kit for him. They told him he has two options: a shackle kit
or a adding a front leaf on each side. Both, he is told, will level the
truck (lifting the front about 2 inches). Adding the front leaf will
stiffen the ride, whereas the shackle kit will not effect ride. I'm
considering the same, and my first choice would be to go with the leaf
spring because (A) its considerably cheaper, and (B) it also adds weight
bearing capacity (though obviously not in the legal sense). I have Rancho
9000s, so I figure I can dial the fronts down to soften the ride if it got
too severe with an added leaf up front. Has anyone done this? What other
pros/cons might there be regarding one option over another?
I have a 97 powerstroke 4x4 HD and I am looking for chip info .. and need to
know about tires sizes.. I have the small 235/85/16 and want to go bigger
But not loose any gearing, I was thinking the 285/75/16. I have the 4:10
rear end. Was the superchip worth the cash? Can you remove the muffler
on the powerstoke and not loose torqe?
97 F250 HD XLT 4x4 Powerstroke supercab LWB
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stan Wright [SMTP:swright hpcisp.com]
> Sent: Friday, September 22, 2000 20:26
> To: superduty-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: [superduty-list] Re: 00 f250 problems
> My truck is just like your's, except a 1999. I just put on a set of
> shocks, and the difference is amazing. I have the heavy service
> suspension, and
> my stock ride was bouncy like you describe. The new shocks got rid of the
> bounciness, and it rides smoother and handles better. I give them two
> I think you can get shift kits for the transmission since it's basically
> E4OD. Confirm that before you buy anything, though. I have a Superchip,
> exhaust, K&N filter, and I modified the air intake. I like the improved
> You should check out the forums at ford diesel com for info on what tire
> fit. That question has been discussed alot. My next tires will either be
> 285/75's or 295/75's, but my truck sets level from the factory since I
> have the
> heavy duty suspension.
> "Jeff AirboatFanatics.com" wrote:
> > I just bought a 2000 F-250 CC 4x4 V10 and have a few questions. I did
> > get the overload springs in the back nor did I get the HD springs in the
> > front. Therefore my truck sits lower than most. I did not get the 265
> > rather the basic 235's because I am going to get some BFG AT KO's soon
> > what size will fit. According to Nat Tire I can get 33s but my truck
> > not sit as high as the average f250 4x4. I would assume that 285/75/16
> > work but do not know.
> > Also my truck seems to bounce/vibrate after an bumps in the road. My
> > had this problem when the track bar bushings were going bad. Would the
> > Edelbrock shocks clean this up or am I stuck witht the bounce?
> > My leaf spring seem to squeek on any little bump(front mostly). My truck
> > only has 2000 miles so it sould not squeek (YET). Is there something I
> > grease to clear it up?
> > I am overall not happy with the ride of this truck and coming from a 3/4
> > HD Dodge 4x4 with a cummins you would think that it would be MUCH better
> > it is not that much better. I plan on adding Firestone Airbags in the
> > to get a better loaded ride and possibly a set of Edelbrock performance
> > shock (they are the best not rancho)
> > Is the chip upgrade the only way to get the auto to shift harder? I have
> > plenty of power to pull but the shift seems sloppy and could use a
> > boost. The v10 overall is great with even 12 MPG now with 2k on the
> > although I have noticed the surge previously mentioned while under
> > conditions albeit small but noticeable.
> > I love the truck and will never stray from Ford again but it does have
> > room for improvement.
> > Jeff
> > Jeff airboatfanati
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