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Old 10-31-2003, 09:36 AM
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Coil Spring Spacers

Does anyone now if the spacers for coil spring will fit a 76 E150 van with twin I-beam,Ian running 31 /10.5 /15 .Would like a lift of 1 to 2 "so it doesn`t bottem out .Or if their is a set of truck coil springs that would fit.The springs where replaced within the last month.
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I use a set of the twist in spacers in my 77 F150. You have to use the thicker ones. 1 1/2" thick I believe.
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I wouldn't recommend the twist in type. There are however aluminum molded one's that go on top of the spring. I don't know how thick you can get them.
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I think the preference between twist-in or non strictly depends on your driving style. If off-roading, driving over a lot of rough roads or potholes, then don't go with the twist-ins. If it's a daily driver around town, don't worry about, you won't have the side to side or compression/release movement of the spring to loosen them.
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You can pick up around an 1" or maybe a bit more by unbolting the bottom spring retainter (big nut in side spring on bottom) and shimming it up. I guess also you could replace the bolt (with a really good quality one) with a longer one and shim it as high as you wanted to. No offense but those twist in things are a crime against nature and not, IMHO, a substitute for the right spring. Your camber is going to go to heck after this adjustment. GL
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Where to buy coil spring spacers

I was wondering where I could buy front coil spring spacers for my 78 F150 4 X 4. I couldn't find them on Bronco Graveyard. Any ideas?
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I have coil spacers on my Ranger. They mounted on the bottom spring on top of the I-beam. Worked like a charm, but compressing the springs to reinstall them was a pita.

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The twistin work just fine on the road.
On the sand dunes not so good
I have the inch and a half rubber booster. I lifted the front of my truck. I sprayed the spring with WD 40 and tapped it in with a rubber mallet.
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There is a company that makes a coil spring spacer/top block for 73-79. Its design is like for newer trucks, but will work, I am looking for it....
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