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2 Questions about lift and ride...

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My current setup is: 12" lift with 36x15.50x20 Mickey Thompson MTZs on 20x12 Moto Metal 962s.

The original owner told me that my truck has 12" of lift. I have since confirmed that it has a Fabtech front 3.5" spring hanger lift (I have the original parts that were removed). I am not sure if the spring portion of the suspension lift is 8" or perhaps 6"...? I want to know because I may I choose to purchase new front springs (read on).

I have two questions:

1. Does anyone have a similar setup who can tell me if I have a 9.5" or 11.5" lift? I have scoured the internet for pictures of a similar setup without any concrete results.

2. Can I remove a few leaves from my front springs to soften up the ride? I have 10 leaves on my front springs and of course it rides HORRIBLE. My neighbor has a 2002 F-250 (7.3 liter) with (10" 12" - he is unsure as well) with 40" M-16s; his front leaf springs have about half the leaves that mine have and his truck rides great. Purchasing new springs is an option for me, but I don't know what brand to buy.

Here is a current picture:


Thank you in advanced.

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4" Fabtech sus. lift, 33x12.50x20 Toyo MTs, 20x12 Motometal 962s
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Re: 2 Questions about lift and ride...

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2003 F-350 Crewcab 4x4
Banks 6 Gun, K&N FIPK, S&B Filter, RCD EGR Delete, Blue Spring Mod
4" Fabtech sus. lift, 33x12.50x20 Toyo MTs, 20x12 Motometal 962s
4" MBRP exhaust (no cat)
Cowl Ind. Hood
ScanGauge II
Oil Cooler, EGR delete, MBRP up-pipes, & Mishimoto Coolant Filter @ 77,900 miles (01/2017)
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Re: 2 Questions about lift and ride...

I found an add-on for Firefox that fixed all of the broken Photobucket images. Now that I am able to see several images that I couldn't see before, I am now confident that I have 12" (11.5" to be technical) of lift.

Does anyone have a suggested brand of front leaf springs that will ride better than my present "10 leaf" springs?

Thanks,

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2003 F-350 Crewcab 4x4
Banks 6 Gun, K&N FIPK, S&B Filter, RCD EGR Delete, Blue Spring Mod
4" Fabtech sus. lift, 33x12.50x20 Toyo MTs, 20x12 Motometal 962s
4" MBRP exhaust (no cat)
Cowl Ind. Hood
ScanGauge II
Oil Cooler, EGR delete, MBRP up-pipes, & Mishimoto Coolant Filter @ 77,900 miles (01/2017)
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Re: 2 Questions about lift and ride...

since i do not mess with altered suspensions or add lifts except to return to stock height, bout the only thing i can suggest is to contact Junior at ATS springs.
https://www.autoandtrucksprings.com
he will be able to get your ride where you want it

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Re: 2 Questions about lift and ride...

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since i do not mess with altered suspensions or add lifts except to return to stock height, bout the only thing i can suggest is to contact Junior at ATS springs.
https://www.autoandtrucksprings.com
he will be able to get your ride where you want it
Same here. I am not a fan of lifting.

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