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Old 03-14-2020, 01:22 AM
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Being stuck with the older truck cause Iím too stubborn to spend on a new one Iím upgrading to newer suspension on my 2002 cclb 4x4 7.3. Iíve coil swapped my 03 and 95 so for the front Iím pretty familiar. As for the upgrade this will be the following, 05 front axle with 2.5Ē icon coils and shocks, rear is 2014 f250 springs and shocks unknown as icon doesnít make a factory length shock. I chose the newer leaf spring over 08-10 due to talking and reading on 08-10 springs and sounds like the 2 leaf spring is better.

So the swap is pretty straight forward: remove old springs, remove front bracket and move 8Ē forward.

Took about 5hrs to swap, bed bolts were a pain and had to cut 2. Brackets came off fairly easy. Front hanger needs drilled out 25/32Ē for new leaf spring bolt. Once the brackets are removed I just moved them so the front holes in the frame lined up with the back holes on the bracket. Bolted the bracket with 2 bolts and drilled the other 4 and done. Had to change u bolts as the spring is noticeably thinner. Truck sits perfectly where it was with old springs.

Ride is improved, less chop from the rear but the front is still leaf spring so itís still rough. I didnít even change shocks which are probably garbage and the ride is improved so take it for what itís worth.

Front end will be swapped Friday, waiting on shocks to get here. Before I swap it over.
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Old 03-14-2020, 01:24 AM
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02 f350 rear spring and 2014 f250 spring
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Old 03-14-2020, 09:24 PM
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Coil spring swap under way
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Old 03-15-2020, 05:44 PM
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All done waiting on shocks
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Old 03-15-2020, 10:58 PM
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Moving right along! I have a 07 rolling chassis at the house. I'll be doing the swap one of these days.

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Old 03-16-2020, 08:41 AM
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How is the load handling of the 2 leaf vs your stock springs?
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Old 03-16-2020, 09:59 AM
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I haven’t hauled anything yet but the new trucks seem to handle the weight well. Once done I’ll hook up a trailer and we shall see but I also have air bags.
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Old 03-18-2020, 09:16 AM
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I havenít hauled anything yet but the new trucks seem to handle the weight well. Once done Iíll hook up a trailer and we shall see but I also have air bags.
Thinner spring pack change air bag mounting? Mods look great BTW. Been chewing on swapping over (rears) on my Tan sig truck and it has air bags with a B&W turn over ball Goose neck hitch. Had to modify the mounting of both hitch and air bag top brackets.
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Old 03-18-2020, 03:08 PM
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My truck has a gooseneck hitch and the air bags mount under the frame not on top of the leaf spring so I didn’t have to change anything for either one of those. Just swapped the same springs into my friends 06 ecsb yesterday and same result, smooth ride and he hooks to a trailer 3-4 times a week so I’ll get feed back from him on weight handling/ sag in the rear
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Old 03-18-2020, 03:30 PM
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My truck has a gooseneck hitch and the air bags mount under the frame not on top of the leaf spring so I didnít have to change anything for either one of those. Just swapped the same springs into my friends 06 ecsb yesterday and same result, smooth ride and he hooks to a trailer 3-4 times a week so Iíll get feed back from him on weight handling/ sag in the rear
Where are you getting the springs from?

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