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Old 03-18-2020, 08:38 PM
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I bought mine from the junk yard $200 for one pair and $100 for the other and gave the second set to my friend for his 06 so I could use his shop to do my swap.
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Old 03-18-2020, 08:39 PM
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I’m running a 3” spacer in the front with new icon shocks. Need to take the 2” stacked block out of the rear. Was in there when I bought it
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Old 03-18-2020, 10:21 PM
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I bought mine from the junk yard $200 for one pair and $100 for the other and gave the second set to my friend for his 06 so I could use his shop to do my swap.
Good deal, I need to hit up a few junk yards and see what I can find!

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Old 03-21-2020, 10:04 AM
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Replaced right tie rod end and both ends on the drag link yesterday, also installed specialty products 2.3 and 2.6 castor cams. Have about 100 miles on the swap but so far so good. Would like to order new shocks for the rear and the 2.5” icon coils but will wait till this virus blows over.
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I’m in the middle of swapping the wife’s excursion to a 15 front and rear. What are you guys finding as far as ride goes for which spring codes? The older trucks I knew the rates but haven’t swapped enough newer ones to remember. I’m planning to do a coil over conversion on the front and king 2.5s on the back. Main focus is ride but need it to be able to tow some when needed.
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Old 03-22-2020, 05:51 PM
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Are you looking at rear spring rates or front? Remember that 11 and newer don’t have a speed sensor in the rear end so that’s a no go unless you figure another way to acquire a speed signal. I can tell you that the newer the rear spring the better the ride. I’ve talked with Trevor at pmf and suggested newest I could find 11+ are the best for ride plus ultimately they will have less miles the newer you can go. 08-10 have 3 leafs and a bottom overload as my 14 f250 springs have 2 and a overload. The swap we did on my friends truck has 14 f250 springs with a added overload on top from a 02 and he hauls 3-4 times a week bumper towing 13k lbs, does it drop on the rear, yes but no more than his stock 06 springs. Ride much improved empty and loaded.
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Old 08-07-2020, 08:12 AM
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Nice work - how did you handle the emergency brake? I know PMF sells the front spring hangers to do this and the only reason I can see to buy them is for the retaining the EB in the original position.
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Old 08-07-2020, 02:47 PM
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I cut the ebrake bracket off the frame, mounted the leaf spring bracket, turned the e brake bracket 90* then welded it to the frame and added a piece of flat bar to the end of the bracket that comes down to the leaf spring bracket. 100% functional, may not be as clean as pmf brackets but I’m a diy type of guy when possible. Hope this helps
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Old 08-11-2020, 12:40 PM
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Looks like I'll be doing the 2011 rear spring swap now. I just located some pretty nice take off springs from a 2015 with 30k on them (looks about right as 95% of the paint is still on them). The guy sold the truck with the lift on it and had these leftover. It comes with the axle brackets and U-bolts etc. Would you use the new style axle bracket that puts the U-bolt in the opposite direction - given that they came with the purchase? Thanks again Addicted for the write up.
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Old 08-11-2020, 02:30 PM
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One more question: how did you handle the top overload? by your pics, one spring has the top overload leaf and the other spring does not. My truck has the overloads on it now, are the '11+ springs with the overload leaf compatible with the upper pads on an '01 truck?
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