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1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 1987 - 1996 Ford F-150, F-250, F-350 and larger pickups - including the 1997 heavy-duty F250/F350+ trucks

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Old 02-28-2013, 07:04 PM
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Personally i think it looks good the way it is. Maybe a roll bar with lights on? Ive always liked roll bars on short box trucks
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my truck has about a 4 inch rake...i was thinking, could i use f250 springs of the same year, and 2 inch spacers in the font??? iv read other people using f250 springs...but theres so many... variable rate, supercab,w/o or with a/c..which would i use for a 95 f150 4x4 reg cab 8 foot box??
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Ive read in diff forums that none of that stuff really matters like a/c or ext cab. I just got 1.5" rough country leveling springs. Cheap and fast shipping!
http://www.topguncustomz.com/p-9392-...-lift-kit.aspx
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my truck has about a 4 inch rake...i was thinking, could i use f250 springs of the same year, and 2 inch spacers in the font??? iv read other people using f250 springs...but theres so many... variable rate, supercab,w/o or with a/c..which would i use for a 95 f150 4x4 reg cab 8 foot box??
i doubt you could do both because you wouldnt be able to align it properly. but if your truck has that much rake, the springs are probably slap worn out and a 2" leveling kit should fix it. maybe someone else will chime in.
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well im pretty sure the guy before me put a add a leaf on the back, because he towed a lot of real heavy stuff. and i replaced both springs and shocks about 2 years ago. and im afraid if i do just the spacers that it wont be enough. and i don't want to get 4 inch lift coils because it might be to much. and from what i understand is that f250 springs aren't exactly taller, but they're stiffer so when if installed, instead of losing a half inch or so, id keep it because it wouldn't drop as much, so that along with a 2 inch spacer should give me a visual combined about 3 inches, which would be perfect. also im aware il have to buy new bushings for adjustment.
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from what i understand is that f250 springs aren't exactly taller, but they're stiffer so when if installed, instead of losing a half inch or so, id keep it because it wouldn't drop as much, so that along with a 2 inch spacer should give me a visual combined about 3 inches, which would be perfect. also im aware il have to buy new bushings for adjustment.
I'm note sure If I put together this chart or if I saw it posted by someone else on this forum a few years ago. I thought I would post this here as a reference for springs lengths before and after installation. Of course this assumes the springs are used with the correct truck with correct motor. Putting springs into a lighter truck will yield a longer installed length.

F150installedloadratefree length
CC81812.13"125833715.75"
CC82012.13"142836616.19"
CC82213.00"143036616.38"
CC82413.00"144236616.94"


F250installedloadratefree length
CC82012.13"142836616.19"
CC82213.00"143036616.38"
CC82413.00"144236616.94"
CC84412.75"155763015.40"
CC844S13.00"75962915.79"


F350installedloadratefree length
CC84412.75"155763015.40"
CC844S13.00"175962915.79"


BRONCOinstalledloadratefree length
CC81812.13"125833715.79"
CC82012.13"142836616.19"
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