1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks1987 - 1996 Ford F-150, F-250, F-350 and larger pickups - including the 1997 heavy-duty F250/F350+ trucks
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I have been answering alot of threads with regards to spring specs, so I figure I would post a list and possible make it a sticky. The specs are for 92-96 F-series. As you will see there are only a few coils that are actually used and YES they are interchangeable.
Included is the Moog/TRW P#.
Load and rate are in LBS.
ive been wanting to lift the front end of my truck as well its a 1990 f150 302 5speed no ac reg cab 8 foot box could i get a 350 coil spring to put in it and what one would i want and would i have to change the shocks?
I have also been considering changing springs. My drivers rear is sagging, so the truck sits unleveled, plus the front is lower than the rear, like most trucks of this vintage.Local spring shop wants $250-300 to re-arch it to match the other side. I'm considering just buying both rear springs new, and replacing them myself.
I think I need to do what ever I'm going to do to the front, before I do anything to the rear. I read that just putting in new stock springs, should bring the front back up almost 2 inches, but then I read that someone had done it and been disappointed to just gain about 1/2 inch.
Looks like going with F350 springs would definitely raise the front a couple of inches, but probably stiffen the ride. I really don't want to make the ride any more harsh than it is. I replaced shocks, and went to alloy wheels with a MS tread. This lowered the unsprung weight, and improved the ride quite a bit, but it is still pretty harsh. Our streets are really bad because we freeze and thaw a couple of times a week all winter long. It just destroys the streets.
I don't plow, haul any serious weight, or pull a trailer. On rare occasion I will have 1000 lbs on it for a few miles. I'm not concerned about improving the hauling capacity. Just want it to sit more level, and not ride worse than it does now.
Buff is a 90 F150 regular cab, long bed, 4x4, air, 4.9 with the E4od. Truck weight is about 4600 lbs.
Any advice is appreciated.
Talk about making the pickup ride better, the grease sure as heck does a great job of doing that! :)
Ever oil your leaf springs? :)
Most don't. :/
My '91 has plastic pads on all the leaves except for the overloads.
When i re-arch those to match the rest of the spring pack, I'll add a front clamp and zerks to them only.
For ~30 years I used STP in a squirt can and it's one of the messiest jobs there is and doesn't last long enough to be hardly worth it, even with STP.
I'm the opposite of most in wanting my pickup to ride "nice". :/
But oiling them helps prevent them from breaking and makes the pickup ride and handle more like new.
Re-arching the overloads to match the rest of the spring-pack will help keep the pickup from "bucking" too.
Rustee -- You would not need new shocks for the 1" to 2" you would get from running the cc844 springs. I wouldn't run the cc844s (severe duty) as the extra srping rate and 200 pound aside extra capacity would kill you on anything but a glassy smooth road.
Rustee AND FMR
The spicer spring Part # 5871126 with slightly larger wire dia and 3" more free length then a standard spring may be the way to go BUT I don't know the load capacity and spring rate to say that 100%. And with out that info I can't even guess home much lift you would get.
cool. i tried the cc822s but they didnt help and i returned them for cc844. how much would this help lift it but would the ride suffer?
also do u have any tips for taking out and putting in new coils? i had ome trouble getting mine out and the cc822s in.
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