Re: Add a leaf to front leaf springsMsg # 6 of 7456 on Powerstroke Conference ('94-'97)
To: Gerald, From: Brad W.
Time: Monday 08-31-98, 10:21 pm
I installed an after market add-a-leaf on my '96 F250 4X4. The brand I chose was Tuff Country Inc, 1-800-288-2190, Part #F52. They call it the Ford F250/350 leveling system, price was only $79.95 plus shipping. It took about 3 hrs to install both springs. The springs are 3/8" thick, 3" wide and are almost the same length as the stock springs. The before and after numbers are: rubber bumper clearance before 3/4" went to 1-3/4", top of tire to bottom of fender hole before 5-5/8" went to 7". The front suspension is slightly stiffer now. www.citysearch.com/sic/tuffcountry Brad W. On Monday 08-31-98, 10:06 pm, Gerald said: -Just bought a '94 psd F250 a few weeks ago. I read -through all your advice first, thanks alot. -Excellent site. My truck does not have the extra -leaf, and I want to add it as soon as possible to -avoid anymore tire weat than necessary. Has anyone -tried to add these themselves? If so, could you -give me brief run down on what is all involved. As -well, what exactly is included in the kit. I was -at a wrecker a few days ago. They had a '95 with -three leafs on the front springs. They wanted $150 -(Canadian) for both springs, and recommended -getting nylon bushings while I'm at it. Any -comments on the price, and the bushings? (The -local ford dealer wanted $370 for the kit, plus the -2 hours labor)
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