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Old 04-10-2011, 01:30 PM
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^^^^ Hate to say it but after taking a second look, that does indeed look probable. Good luck if it did, getting the lower bolt out is a real pain in the ***.
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it looks like to me that 1 of the rings broke off the top and thats y it popped out of place, thats what happened to me... but its kind of hard to tell in the pic but the top ring of ur spring should be smaller than the others (except the bottom 1 thats even smaller)...
Good call, the spring is going to get replaced. Haven't gotten the bottom bolt out yet but from what I can tell, the top most loop broke off at some point. The point where it broke looks like a spearhead and I'm pretty sure the end of a coil spring would be squared or rounded off not all jagged and sharp.

My jackstands are barely tall enough for this, I'm going to need a new set to get the frame higher if I hope to put in a normal sized spring. Suppose this would probably be a good time to raise the front an inch or two.

Turns out I have a bit of work to do if I hope to drive this home for Easter like I had planned. Pics when I get the damn bolt off the bottom.
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While I'm out toiling away on that bolt, anyone have suggestions on springs? I've heard of Moog 844s. I plan on putting 33's with the minimum amount of lift, like a small level.
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They should work, and another idea instead of buying new jackstands is to just get some 4x4 material and make some cribbing to set yours on. Thats how i did it on my truck, and its got a 6" lift.
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I figure I'll look into some blocks and set up my own cribbing set. If I were closer to home I'd just steal my dad's for a few days.

Well here's the images guys. Good eyes those of you that called the break, been like it long enough to bounce around but not cause too much damage.









Now I just need to figure out what springs I'm going to replace them with and get them in this week sometime.
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I've tried numerous times to pull the codes of my 92 F-250XLT but I cannot seem to get the right starting point. I've grounded the connecter under the dash and counted the flashing dash light and did the ground under the hood with a DMM and no luck. I cannot seem to read the code properly. Any help would be greatly appreciated.>>
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Got them in yesterday! Thanks for all the help guys, I couldn't have done it without y'all. Painted them white so they'll match the wheels once I get around to painting them. Ride is much better so far and as close as I can tell, the front is still slightly lower than the rear.

Had to borrow a spring compressor to get the passenger side spring in, couldn't get enough drop even with the shocks disconnected. Noticed shocks are pretty well worn and new ones will come this summer when I get new leaf springs. Probably still needs an alignment although it doesn't pull to the side like it used to.







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Glad to hear ya got it up and running again. Good work.
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