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Old 03-14-2010, 09:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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'79 F250 springs

Are there any lift springs out there that can support weight? My buddy just acquired a '79 F250 and wants to raise it a little (no more than 4 inches) and still wants to haul with it. We're gonna flatbed it and also use it to pull a car trailer with his Toyota on it (or whatever else needs hauled).

I thought I read on here about some people using Superduty leaf springs to replace the stock '79 springs (I haven't searched yet). Any insight?
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Old 03-14-2010, 11:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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stock superduty springs on the front will give you about 4" lift not sure about using superduty springs in the rear tho. Imo id use superduty springs in front and shackle reversal the rear to use stock springs and get 4.5" lift as many do
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Old 03-15-2010, 05:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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shackle reversal the rear to use stock springs and get 4.5" lift as many do
If you go this route, just make sure you get a good shackle angle, especially if you plan on still hauling with it. I've seen some people wind up with some completely FUBAR angles.
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sorry for minor thread jack, but are you guys talking about these?

http://broncograveyard.com/bronco/i-...f-springs.html


or are you talking about using the stock rear springs from a superduty?

http://broncograveyard.com/bronco/i-...f-springs.html


trying to get about 4" of lift out of my 78 f150. interested to see results of this lift setup.
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Old 03-16-2010, 01:36 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks for the help fellas. I'll pass this info along and see what he thinks...
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Old 03-16-2010, 05:26 PM   #6 (permalink)
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If he isnt going to seriously wheel it why not just run an add a leaf and a block. The factory highboys had a 4" block and they were used to haul heavy loads. My old man used to pul his JD350 bulldozer with his 74 f250 4x4 4 speed 411 gears all over norhern cal. It weighed 12,500 lbs.. ( What is that about 9 Toyota pickups ) The trick with that is goood trailer brakes.

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Old 03-17-2010, 02:10 AM   #7 (permalink)
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If he isnt going to seriously wheel it why not just run an add a leaf and a block. The factory highboys had a 4" block and they were used to haul heavy loads. My old man used to pul his JD350 bulldozer with his 74 f250 4x4 4 speed 411 gears all over norhern cal. It weighed 12,500 lbs.. ( What is that about 9 Toyota pickups ) The trick with that is goood trailer brakes.
I hate blocks with a passion, and so does he. A 2" block is the max I would run. I'm actually in the process of doing a 6" all spring lift on my F150 to do away with the 4" blocks that came on it (besides, I already have the front coils laying in the shop, and the steering needs to be gone through anyways)
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