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Old 01-04-2008, 08:53 AM
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coil spring question

I'm new to the group and have a question related to the application of coil springs...I've got a 95, 300 F150 4X4 and was wondering if it could get a little extra height in the front by repalcing the stock springs, whcih I've already got off because one broke.

I appreciate the detail provided by Road Rash, however I unfortunately don't exactly uderstand what it all means...also I read the thread by MSB71 however looking at his truck it has the 351 and I wasn't sure if the CC884S that he used, although it provided the increased height I want, maybe too much for my little 300.

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Welcome to the site Jim.

I'm not sure I understand your logic... You think your truck needs less lift because it has a smaller engine?? You're thinking because the engine is smaller and wouldn't compress the springs as much? I think the difference would be pretty negligible there. But yes, you can replace your springs with some taller ones to get some more height, but not too much before you need to start adding other things like radius arm drop brackets.
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Take another look at the post by Road Rash, and use the unsprung height and ride height of the springs there are springs for a F-150 that give a higher ride height.
i got the CC844S's because it is a crew cab , and I tow a camper throughout the summer, which gives my truck more weight for a F-150.Have anymore questions feel free to ask. Good Luck

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If you broke 1 spring I bet just a new set of coils . Will raise the front aways . I used the F350 coils for years. Reguardless of motor I'd go with one of the taller coils at least.

I just took a set off a truck that looked fine 90000 Miles the new coils lifted front 1 1/2 . And that was after 4 weeks of install and some heavy hauling. They should have settled by then.

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