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Old 08-29-2018, 09:26 AM
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Default Guys that have done SD springs with rsk on front.

Ok fellas, I'm sick and tired of not being able to drive down the road without spilling my drink all over the place. I've ran across a 2003 SD that has V code fronts and P code rears with all bolts and shackles for $200.

I drove a buddy's 2000 model the other night and it rides night and day better than my truck but it's stock height. This is what really made my mind up to do this.

Question for you guys that have done this. Is it really that much better, for the work and money spent on everything? I know people say that the rsk with SD springs is quite a bit better, but I've not heard too many testimonials of people doing rears as well. So what do you guys say?
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Old 08-29-2018, 09:55 AM
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Rears make almost as much difference Id not more than the front.

P codes are very close to the same as B codes iirc.

Yes I be done the Sd spring swap front and rear with rsk. It is very noticeable.
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Old 08-29-2018, 10:03 AM
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Good to hear. I just figured I would do both at the same time. I didn't want a good ride in the front and a Chuck wagon ride in the rear.
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I went from a lift that rode like absolute garbage on my old obs to an 05+ coil spring conversion and SD b-code rear springs. It was 1,000% better! Then installed an rsk with SD v-codes in front. The rsk setup was about 750% better than the original lifted buck board ride.
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I went from a lift that rode like absolute garbage on my old obs to an 05+ coil spring conversion and SD b-code rear springs. It was 1,000% better! Then installed an rsk with SD v-codes in front. The rsk setup was about 750% better than the original lifted buck board ride.
I'll take 750% all day long! My understanding is the rears just bolt right up. Is that correct?
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I'll take 750% all day long! My understanding is the rears just bolt right up. Is that correct?


With some slight shackle modifications yes. I used velvet ride shackles so there were no mods required.
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Old 08-29-2018, 10:57 AM
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What needs to be done to the shackles? Thanks!
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I don't think the Velvet Shackles are made any more.

In order to swap in rear SD Springs:
- Drill out front spring hanger
- Either trim one of the leafs and enlarge the spring bolt on the OBS spring shackle or use the SD shackle and grind it down to fit the frame hanger.

or

Get the rear SKY shackles made for SD springs---> https://www.skysoffroaddesign.com/co.../ford-sdbs-001

Here's my truck using the stock stuff.



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Alright fellers! I went and picked up the 2003 SD springs, shackles and all bolts the other day for $200 from a wrecking yard. Now I just need to figure out which RSK I want to go with. PMF and SKY both look like quality kits, but I need to call both and figure out which is for sure going to work with my intercooler. Its a 7.3 SD intercooler btw.

Also, I got the front u bolts just in case. Will I need to use them to bolt up the SD front springs or will my OBS front u bolts work. Obviously this can all be figured out once shes all apart. Im just trying to get a feel for what all needs to be done. Thanks guys! And if you guys can shed light on which rsk is better and why...that would be helpful too.
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[QUOTE=gnxtc2;1517935]I don't think the Velvet Shackles are made any more.

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They arent, but Sulastics are!
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