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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-16-2017, 10:09 PM Thread Starter
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Front HD Leaf springs 2000 F-350 4x4 (X-code ?)

Yes, I have read all the 'X-code' threads I could find on the site, and the last one was from 2014....
my 2000 F-350 CC dually 4x4 has been heavily used for the last nearly 350k miles. The super heavy replacement bumper and bad roads have taken their toll. It's time for an upgrade to the suspension.
Of course I don't really want to pay dealer price for the 'X-code' springs but my truck could seriously use heavier than stock springs. The ones from SD Truck Springs aren't true x codes and are really only slightly heavier rated than the stocks. My search also turned up a 3-leaf spring from General Spring that is rated higher than the Ford x-code... Any one have any experience with these? Or any other suppliers that might be better for me to consider?
Heavy front bumper, heavy flatbed with heavy tool boxes and hooked to a heavy trailer towing down bad roads... and I don't plan to replace the old girl any time soon so I'm willing to put into her what she needs, but I want the best bang for my buck.
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2001 F-450 4x4 XL CrewCab Flatbed (Loved this truck, sold it to a friend and he says he will never sell it!)
2000 F-350 4x4 Lariat LE CrewCab Flatbed - 325k miles all stock, needs some maintenance but still going strong! (My daily driver)
1999.5 F-350 XLT CCSB - 335k all stock (now a parts truck)
2002 F250 CCSB 4x4 previous owner threw a lot of aftermarket money at it with little gain, added a TS6 w/Gearhead tunes. (Brother's daily driver)
2001 F350 CCLB - 180k all stock (Sister in laws daily driver)
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-18-2017, 11:52 AM Thread Starter
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Happy Father's day to all as well as a shameless bump to this thread as I am about ot spend a fair amount of money and want to make sure that I am making the most informed decision that I can!
Thanks.

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2001 F-450 4x4 XL CrewCab Flatbed (Loved this truck, sold it to a friend and he says he will never sell it!)
2000 F-350 4x4 Lariat LE CrewCab Flatbed - 325k miles all stock, needs some maintenance but still going strong! (My daily driver)
1999.5 F-350 XLT CCSB - 335k all stock (now a parts truck)
2002 F250 CCSB 4x4 previous owner threw a lot of aftermarket money at it with little gain, added a TS6 w/Gearhead tunes. (Brother's daily driver)
2001 F350 CCLB - 180k all stock (Sister in laws daily driver)
2005 Ford Expedition (Wife's daily driver)
Wife is patiently waiting for the right Diesel 4x4 Ecursion to show up....
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After talking with JR at Leaf Springs and Suspension Parts by Auto and Truck Springs this morning I ordered their heavy duty (3-leaf) complete kit with all hardware and a set of shocks. Great guy that really seems to know his stuff and doesn't mind answering questions and helping you get exactly what you are looking for! And the springs are completely made in North America (Canada), not China!
Since I'm apparently talking to myself I will try to remember to update this thread upon and after install to hopefully help out someone else in the future.

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2001 F-450 4x4 XL CrewCab Flatbed (Loved this truck, sold it to a friend and he says he will never sell it!)
2000 F-350 4x4 Lariat LE CrewCab Flatbed - 325k miles all stock, needs some maintenance but still going strong! (My daily driver)
1999.5 F-350 XLT CCSB - 335k all stock (now a parts truck)
2002 F250 CCSB 4x4 previous owner threw a lot of aftermarket money at it with little gain, added a TS6 w/Gearhead tunes. (Brother's daily driver)
2001 F350 CCLB - 180k all stock (Sister in laws daily driver)
2005 Ford Expedition (Wife's daily driver)
Wife is patiently waiting for the right Diesel 4x4 Ecursion to show up....
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