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Old 03-14-2013, 04:50 PM
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Front Leaf Springs! Pro Comp or X Codes

Everything I have been reading is making my head spin! Some one should have the answer for me. I have a 2000 F-350 4X4 with what I was told by the previous owner 2.5" leveling Kit which is the extra springs under the factory springs. I believe that my factory front springs are sprung. I would really like to keep a level ride due to having larger tires. So what would be a better route to keep the height and get a little more stiffness to help prolong life of the springs.

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I preach this because I had great luck with it. Find a local truck spring shop and have them build you a set of springs. It was cheaper in the long run for me.
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Thanks! I found one that is highly recommended. I was wondering if anyone had a couple of pictures still on the truck with the old saggy stock springs and then a set of new perky ones? LOL Perky!
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I'll update this thread when done. Buddy's goin thru same thing, and we're gonna role my father up to get a set made..(level ride). He's the accountant for Deaver..
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I have spoke with the local spring shop. He has estimated me at $500.00 for a new set of front springs. For him to install the is a additional $400 to $500. I also called Tousley Ford and shipped to my door and taxes approx. $400.00 for X codes this is with out new U bolts and nuts and washers.

I think I will be installing these myself!!

My confusion of getting the X codes how much of a lift would I see? I currently Have V codes and a 2.5" leveling kit. With my wheels turned completely one way I have about .5" clearance between the wheel well and tire. If I took off the leveling kit and just put the X codes on how much of a lift would that give me over stock height?

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Found the Leveling Kit

This is the leveling kit that I believe is on my truck! So I could just replace the V code springs that came on the truck factory. Or if like I was asking in the above post Would the X codes give me a 2" lift?

Our standard 2.5 inch Ford leveling kit includes 2 front progressive spring packs with teflon pads to reduce friction, Adjustable Track Bar, 2 center pin bolts, 4 U-bolts with hardware and detailed step by step instructions. This Ford leveling kit will allow you to run 35x12.5 tires on a 10 inch wheel with occasional minor rubbing. To avoid any tire rubbing, run 33 inch tires.
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2000 F-350 4X4 6-speed manual Extended Cab Long Bed.

6637 Air Filter, 4" MBRP Exhaust, In Tank and Hutch Mod, CCV Mod, Energey Suspesion Mod, Pre Fuel Pump Filter, 200 Amp Glow Plug Solenoid, Black CPS, TS-6 Position,Door Seal Mod,HPX, RRDP Intake Plenum Inserts, 50 Cent Mod, Bilstein HD,

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I got 1.5" lift on my truck going from V to X codes.
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I am buying X codes for my truck from Titus will ford parts online. A few dollars more than tousley ford, but the shipping for is less than half. About $330 to my door for the pair of x codes.

i was debating doing procomps or X codes, but i think the OEM springs will hold up better to the weight of a diesel. If i had my old gasser, id put procomps on
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