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Who has done the "Super duty lift"

 
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Old 02-12-2019, 02:30 AM
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Who has done the "Super duty lift"

My truck is sagging all the way around. Not looking to do a full suspension lift, just want to get about "2-"3 inches all around. Ive heard people have used SD springs and parts......I didn't see anything specific when I used the search function, What can yall tell me about it?

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Old 02-12-2019, 06:34 AM
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So you want to use stock Superduty leaf springs? I have not personally done it. But as I understand it unless you can get a set of 4 for cheap and get the mount hardware (metric) then all you have to do it work over the leaf spring mount bracket holes to accept the metric bolts. I would think that a 2 or 3" bolt and go lift would be maybe cheaper and easier.

Here is some Super Duty leaf swap 101 from a fellow FTE member: https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/s...1&postcount=27

Threads about it: https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/6...af+spring+swap

https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1...af+spring+swap

https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1...af+spring+swap

https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1...af+spring+swap

A link form inside a thread. Lots of answers https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1...-f250-4x4.html

https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1...af+spring+swap

https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/8...af+spring+swap

https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/8...af+spring+swap

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Old 02-12-2019, 04:02 PM
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I've been trying to find out all I can about this and there has been a little bit of discussion about this lately with some more info brought to light.
Check out
"How can I improve my F250 ride without a lift"
or
"1979 f250 crew cab project" - towards the end of this he shows how he adjusted the fit to his 79

I started checking out some pull a part yards while I'm in Texas and back home. I finally scored a full set of F350 SD springs for just over $100. which is pretty much what the places back home (Iowa) wanted for one spring. Since some have it done already it's obviously doable, it's just a matter of getting the details and getting our hands dirty.
 
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Old 02-12-2019, 05:21 PM
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I didn’t the SD springs on the front. It was pretty easy but does require new shackles to be made and I moved the front leaf bolt location 1” fwd and 1” down to center the tire in the wheel well better.

The SD springs are a more modern design and should ride better but there are several different spring rates from the factory and it’s hard to determine what rate you are getting from a junk yard. The lowest rate springs may not actually give any lift and the highest rate should give 1-3” but would be really stiff.

I have no experience with rear super duty springs.
 

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