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Old 09-02-2007, 03:25 PM
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Hello everyone, I am new to S. Louisiana and am in need of a 4x4 shop that does good work. I have a 2003 F350 with a 6" lift that is having some front spring issues. I am looking for a good shop that can help me out. I live in Slidell.
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Old 09-02-2007, 04:18 PM
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i know of a place in kenner, but not slidell
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Old 09-02-2007, 05:47 PM
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Anyplace within 100 miles would be OK.

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Old 09-02-2007, 08:43 PM
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Welcome to the Bayou. What kind of spring problems are you having. Do you live in La now? Sorry for all of the questions. We will gladley help you out if we can. I live in North LA but some one will help you out.

rangergurl where has everyone been the last few weeks. cant get anyone to post. I know you have school. I still want a gettogether.
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Old 09-03-2007, 07:10 AM
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Yes I have been in Slidell since June. Like I was saying, I have a 03 F350 with a 6" BDS kit on running 35x14.50 swampers. The front in is sagging, it almost looks as though the springs are giving way. Either way it has the rear hangers pushed as far back as they can go, truck wanders on the highway, and any little bump in a turn cause tires to hit. I am trying to find a BDS dealer as the springs are covered under warranty. I am in the military, so I have moved a couple times since installing everyhting. Can't go back to original dealer. I was in NJ before this, found a dealer, but they would not do the work. Said they didn't put it on. I found a dealer down here who said yep no problem we will do it. Then found out the springs were a warranty item and they kinda lost interest. Or at least that is what it seems. They won't even return my calls to say they have ordered parts. (I am not bad mouthing this place at all) I understand they were wanting to make money on the springs also. But now I am lost in what to do. I hate buying a new set of springs and having them installed when I can get a set under warranty. I don't mind paying for the install and anything else needed to fix the problem. So now I am back to looking for a shop. Would like to have a BDS dealer, but don't know if that's going to be an option. Truck is getting to the point it is undrivable. OK, now I've rambled.
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Old 09-03-2007, 09:11 AM
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have you tried the manufactureers website for a dealer around here
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Yea, but it does not let you look in a radius around you zip. It only gives the closest one. That is the one I tried. So if there are any others that are farther out I don't know. I am going to try and call BDS tomm. to see what they say.
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What branch of the military are you in? Bilksiryder is in the marines.

I am in north LA but i'll check around here. I have a good shop up here in Monroe 4WD specialists. They pretty much deal with everything.
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there is a ford dealer acrost the lake in new orleans east that is open now but i don't know the name. also the ford dealer in harvy (don bohn ford) is a good dealer and really helpfull everyone down here has a lifted truck. i would give them a call. you have front leafs right? how many do you have with your lift i count 5 on mine. and what do you mean when you say the rear hangers rub? if the tire travels up and down and hits anything you have a back spacing issue. post some pics and i know someone here can help you
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I don't think ford dealers will help with aftermarket springs will they? Never heard of them doing that anyway. As for the hangers, they are angled aft as far as they can go. When the springs were first installed the hangers rear hangers were pointed more straight down. It's as if the springs have lost arch thus pushing the hangers backwards. Then every little bump and the hangers have no place to move. The truck is about 3" lower in the nose than it was 6 months ago. Measured from the driveway to the bumper. Very noticible nose down stance. The shop I went to said wheel backspacing was correct. I have run 39.5 ires on a f350 with a 4" kit. Yes they would rub on turns and bumps, only ran that for 1 day (long story, but was waiting on remount of my tires) Anyway there is NO reason I should not be able to run 35's with a 6" kit.

Don't know how to post a pic on here or I would.
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I've heard mixed reviews about the mud hole. It been either love it/hate it (more of the latter).

I personal use Steve's 4wd. He is located in the Elmwood area (Metaire/Harahan) close to the Huey P Long bridge. Let me know if need direction or more info.
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Old 09-12-2007, 07:51 AM
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now see i had a friend go to steve's for her lift and her truck came back worse than it was before. one of our other friends ahd to completely re-do it
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Old 09-12-2007, 07:08 PM
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Found a shop in Covington that is going to do the work for me Friday. Will poat how things turn out.
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