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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-27-2015, 11:05 PM Thread Starter
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I have a 99 F250 Super Duty, I would like to lower the rear so it is easier to load and unload my Hayabusa. Is it possible to remove a leaf in the rear and get it lower?
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Re: Remove Leaf?

Are you stock height?
Could always 4-link it and put in air bags. Not the helper kind. Set it up for ride height and have a dump valve so you can load-unload.
Kelderman makes such a setup if you wanted a ready-to-install deal..
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If you did opt to remove any leaves, I'd suggest at least putting in helper air bags to get you back up to ride height after loading. Would necessitate an on-board compressor either way.

Also, less leaves= less resistance to axle wrap.

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Re: Remove Leaf?

pulling the overload won't make enough of a difference

short of the Kelderman

I would get a better longer wider ramp the Busa will kill you if you loose it and don't get clear

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Re: Remove Leaf?

Pull the rear blocks. If it's a f250 it will drop 2". F350 will drop 4"

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Cali look ?


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Re: Remove Leaf?

If I pull the block do I need to add any kind of spacer in its place or is it simple unbolt u bolts, remove block and then bolt down u bolts?
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Re: Remove Leaf?

not that simple
u will need new u bolts and a way to make people stop laughing at your truck

it may have other issues like shock length and clearance during the suspension cycle

so just peak around if you go that route

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Re: Remove Leaf?

Why would they laugh? I think the truck will sit level if dropped 2" in rear. It's a 2WD extended cab long bed. I don't need anyone to like my truck, just need it to make hauling my bike easier. I just did new shocks and u bolts due to swapping rear end and didn't think of this at the time...
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No spacer needed. I do recommend new u bolts. Being a 99 the front springs are most likely worn so by pulling the blocks you shouldn't have the Cali look. More of a leveled look.

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Re: Remove Leaf?

i was kidding

just make sure your shocks can handle the block being gone they will compress as much as the block is thick

and check the jounce stop and stuff like that

your u bolts being new is great but only if they have a ton of extra threads to make up for the missing block
( I have to say this U bolts are supposed to be replaced every time you remove them )

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