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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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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!
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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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Dang, guess can't blame you for not following up about your front spring replacement. I went with the X-spring. But for a different reason. Would of liked to have known how the heavy duty 3-leaf spring kit worked for you.

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I occasionally see used X-code springs on Craigslist but have never replaced mine.


I know one thing, I let a shop in Ft Collins re-arch some leaf springs for a Willys-Jeep-Kaiser wagon I had back in early 80’s and it was a big waste of money.

New steel is the way to go.
 

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My apologies for never updating this.
I love them! Picked the front of my truck back up plus a little (probably about 2in over stock) and stiffened the ride up so it's nice and firm now!
Install was straight forward and everything fit as it should. The only thing I wish I'd done differently is that I should've painted the springs before installing them.
I still need to order and replace my rear springs but I have a company truck so this one is basically just a weekend warrior now so it has dropped rather low on the priority list...
 

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Man thats great news.
 

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What shocks did you go with?
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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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