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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-09-2001, 10:55 AM Thread Starter
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What is all the talk about x springs out of F-550's used on F-250 and 350's?

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Re: x springs

I've got a 250 4x4 with a V-10 and the snowplow package, so I've got the x springs. The plow setup is approx. 1000 lbs, BTW. I had to buy the snowplow package, since I plow with my truck. That being said, the truck sits level and I like it that way. The SDs that I see without the x springs have a bit of a rake towards the front. After seeing this, I'd buy the plow package just so the truck sat level. YMMV SamC
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Re: x springs

People are installing the "X" springs to increase front ride-height. It's mostly done for appearance, but some (mostly PSD owners) have installed them to fix/prevent spring sag do to the heavy weight of the engine.

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Re: x springs

I'll add if your looking for a lift I wouldn't do the x spring change. The longer the truck the less lift. For another $150-$200 you can get a real lift and proven results.

For my trouble I got maybe 1" of lift. I got more lift (1.25") from cutting the old springs down to about 16" and sliding them underneath the springs. No sag with these.


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