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Leaf Spring Removal For Better Ride? Tire PSI?
As seen in my signature, my rig is a 95 4dr 4x4 F350 with 38's and a 9Fr/6Rear inch lift. I never tow anything, nor do I haul much more than dirtbikes, and groceries, etc.
The ride is comparable to that of a basketball getting dribbled down the street. While I don't mind it, and my kids think it's funny, things are getting loose and cracked as a result. I stopped by a local 4x4 shop in Austin and the owner said for $450, he'd pull out the #4 leaf springs in the front and remove the towing accessory springs on the rear and that would get me a better ride. I know if you tow, you are asking for trouble, but since I don't...
Is there a benefit to doing this, and are there negatives to doing it as far as handling, etc.
Also, the tires are Nitto Mud Grapplers, and are set at 50psi. I know dropping them would help my cause, but to what? 35? 40? (for around town driving)
Thanks for your help
1995 F350 XLT Regency Conversion 4X4, 7.3L Powerstroke. 38" Nitto Mud Grapplers. 6" Suspension Lift, Front Leveling Kit, Bilstein 5125s, Sulastic Rear Shackle Kit, Superchips Programmer, Intake Kit, Down Pipe, Free Flowing Exhaust, Etc.
0-60 in 20 minutes flat!!!