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Old 02-19-2019, 12:38 PM
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6.2 What would you do??? Front springs

Just purchased a 2019 F250 CCSB 6.2. Coming from a 2017 F350 CCSB 6.7 the ride is a bit more harsh. Both trucks being Platinum with 20" wheels. The ride is not to bad, but bad enough the wife has mentioned it a few times already.
I have confirmed my new truck has the 5600lb springs due to having the snow plow prep package, that I will never use. Looking into dropping down to a softer spring. Have narrowed it down to the 4800lb or 5200lb springs.
I know the gas to diesel weight difference is roughly 800lbs, which tells me to go with the 5200lb springs, but the 4800lb springs seems awful tempting.
Any advice/experience would be appreciated.
 
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Old 02-19-2019, 01:05 PM
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What springs does the "camper package" come with?
 
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Old 02-19-2019, 01:23 PM
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My camper pkg only 6.2 F350 came with 5600..
 
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Old 02-19-2019, 01:24 PM
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My 17 250 ccsb 6.2 with plow prep package is incredibly harsh. Especially on city streets. I even keep my tires on the slow side. My wife bitches all the time.

Im not planning on plowing but I would like to keep the height that the truck sits. I was planning on doing some type of Fox shock and new spring combo.
 
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Old 02-19-2019, 01:26 PM
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I must be an oddball and say I'm smooth as hell with my setup. I'm a non fx4 shock guy with 18s too. I test drove a 350 with 20s and it was a tad rougher. I also have my tires at 55psi too.
 
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I like the height my truck is now as well. I figured if I had to I could always add a 1" block if needed.
 
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Old 02-19-2019, 01:50 PM
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17 F250 snow plow camper package has 5600# springs. Really rough, been wanting to swap them but I'm not sure what to go to either.
 
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Old 02-19-2019, 03:37 PM
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Dang. I have a 6.2 CCSB and only have 4400lb springs and I think it is rough! I wish I could go softer, actually, while also lifting.

I custom-assembled my last 4Runner's suspension to be softer than stock; it sat ~2" higher, but still rode like a Cadillac and climbed like a Jeep.
 
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Dang. I have a 6.2 CCSB and only have 4400lb springs and I think it is rough! I wish I could go softer, actually, while also lifting.

I custom-assembled my last 4Runner's suspension to be softer than stock; it sat 2" higher, rode like a Cadillac, and climbed like a Jeep.
What psi you running?
 
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Old 02-19-2019, 04:06 PM
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Originally Posted by FOURBYBUD View Post
What psi you running?
At factory pressures, my wife described the ride as "like a covered wagon." I'm now down to about 49-50 PSI cold right now on factory 245/75R17s. I will probably push down to 45 PSI empty, and maybe even 40, at least in the rear.

The actual Michelin tire pressure charts do support these pressures.

When I finally get the 37x12.5R17s some time in the next several months, I'll probably run 35-40 PSI for an even cushier ride on 10" of air and rubber.

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Very generally speaking, tire compliance tends to matter most over smaller surface irregularities, like maybe .5" or so. That would be like bridge expansion joints and repaired potholes (where the asphault patch isnt quite level). Of course, it still counts all the time, but spring rate is going to be a bigger factor in ride softness over modest-sized bumps, like hitting a pothole or small speedbump at speed. In my experience outside of HD pickups, there isnt a significant difference between non-custom everyday shocks (i.e. Bilsteins vs Ranchos); in any case, shocks really come into play controlling big hits, and fancy multi-tube or bypass shocks are what allow big hits (like landing off jumps) to be tamed while still allowing for a compliant ride over small and medium bumps.
 
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My 2017 6.2 F250 with Camper Package has 4800 front springs. I find the ride quite acceptable.
 
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Originally Posted by Lindenwood View Post
At factory pressures, my wife described the ride as "like a covered wagon." I'm now down to about 49-50 PSI cold right now on factory 245/75R17s. I will probably push down to 45 PSI empty, and maybe even 40, at least in the rear.

The actual Michelin tire pressure charts do support these pressures.

When I finally get the 37x12.5R17s some time in the next several months, I'll probably run 35-40 PSI for an even cushier ride on 10" of air and rubber.

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Very generally speaking, tire compliance tends to matter most over smaller surface irregularities, like maybe .5" or so. That would be like bridge expansion joints and repaired potholes (where the asphault patch isnt quite level). Of course, it still counts all the time, but spring rate is going to be a bigger factor in ride softness over modest-sized bumps, like hitting a pothole or small speedbump at speed. In my experience outside of HD pickups, there isnt a significant difference between non-custom everyday shocks (i.e. Bilsteins vs Ranchos); in any case, shocks really come into play controlling big hits, and fancy multi-tube or bypass shocks are what allow big hits (like landing off jumps) to be tamed while still allowing for a compliant ride over small and medium bumps.
I run my 37's at 45 psi front 55 rear and i dont notice any bumps really anymore. Stock tires were awful.
 
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Old 02-19-2019, 07:19 PM
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My 2017 6.2 F250 with Camper Package has 4800 front springs. I find the ride quite acceptable.
Is yours RWD or 4WD?
 
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Old 02-19-2019, 07:38 PM
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How do you tell what rating the springs are? I have a cclb 4x4 6.2 with camper pkg only. Ride seems normal to me for an HD truck. My wife doesn't complain about the ride. Tires on my truck are at 65psi.
 
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What part of SD don't you get? Maybe you need a minivan..
 

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