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Old 01-10-2013, 10:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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RSK?!?!?

I have a 1997 F350 4x4 and im going with the PMF 2.25" RSK. Which leaf spring do you recommend X code or V code? Whats the difference in the 2?

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I did the 2.25 RSK. Very happy with the kit but not happy with the ride. I went with Bilsteins and V code springs but the ride is too soft for my liking. It is better than stock though especially when hitting bumps. The worst is when towing a trailer I get a lot of front end bounce. If I could have gotten X codes I think it would have been better. I don't want to run duel shocks but I may have to to stiffen the ride.
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Get ahold of Caryt on the forums here. He is the suspension expert.
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Did ur truck sit level when u did your kit?
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I have installed an rsk,.....about six years ago, and still love it. I also installed air bags in the rear with stock springs, at 30 psi, the truck sits level, and when I'm towing (10k lbs.), I can add more air to improve driveability.
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:52 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I was looking for the x code spring and i came across this X Code Leaf Spring 1999-2004 Ford F250SD, F350SD 4wd - Leaf Spring (Front) [43-818] | $109.95

Is this right?
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NEVER but any springs from anywhere but a Ford dealer..others will not be the same.
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I see people putting b code springs in the rear. What would i have 2 do to make them fit? Does that make the truck sit pretty level? Sorry 4 all the questions
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Redrill the hangers and shackles to fit SD spring bolts...we first did this to a OBS in 99.

Our RS kit V and B codes with a F350block will set level and clear 35" tires.
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Did ur truck sit level when u did your kit?
I did the B codes in the back but the truck still sits just a hair higher in the front. Might have to do airbags to even out the ride.
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So you don't have to move the brackets just drill the hole to fit a bigger bolt. How much does the b code springs raise the rear?
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Should stay the same..all depends on conditions of old and new springs.
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I did the 2.25 RSK. Very happy with the kit but not happy with the ride. I went with Bilsteins and V code springs but the ride is too soft for my liking. It is better than stock though especially when hitting bumps. The worst is when towing a trailer I get a lot of front end bounce. If I could have gotten X codes I think it would have been better. I don't want to run duel shocks but I may have to to stiffen the ride.
I agree on the ride disappointment, my truck rides better than before but too soft for me, seems to floaty. Also I get more lean when going around corners than I like.
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Add a rear sway bar to the OBS...will fix the sway. Correct Bilsteins shouldn't be to soft or bounce when towing...
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I went with Bilsteins and V code springs but the ride is too soft for my liking. It is better than stock though especially when hitting bumps. The worst is when towing a trailer I get a lot of front end bounce.
Which Bilsteins, the yellow ones? If so those are just stock replacements. Gotta go with the 5100s to get any benefit.
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