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Diesel Bronco Front Suspension Question

I'm currently in the works to be getting a 1997 F-350 with a 7.3 powerstroke to do a whole powertrain, driveline, and electrical swap, etc on my 1994 bronco. I know a good bit of how this will all go down, but one of the things I'm caught up on is what I should do for the front suspension. The donor has a solid D60 in the front end, I'm planning on installing this by using sky manufacturing reverse shackle kit that will basically makes the front end a bolt on swap.

My question is should I swap the axle with the 97 leaf springs or get the 99-04 x-code springs put in the front end.
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Definitely 99-04 springs. I wouldn't even consider OBS springs.


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Re: Diesel Bronco Front Suspension Question

That's what I was think but I wasn't entirely sure.

Does anyone know of a good site that sells the x-code springs? I know my local JYDs don't have any super duty trucks so I wont be able to get used ones from there. I did see sdtrucksprings.com sells them $100 a piece is that a fair price?
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I wouldn't run x codes, they would be way to stiff for a bronco. I would stick to u codes.

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I wouldn't run x codes, they would be way to stiff for a bronco. I would stick to u codes.
Even with the weight of a 7.3 in the front end?
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Yes, I run V codes and I think they are too stiff. You're lighter bronco will like U codes.


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Ford ran u and v codes in the superduty with the 7.3. Being that the bronco is so light you might even be able to run some t codes. T codes came in the v10 option I believe.

Here is a link for the lighter springs. https://www.sdtrucksprings.com/index...ducts_id=17057
^^^ these springs are a replacement for the t and u codes. The price is pretty good at $115 each. Shipping kind of sucks at around $150 last time I checked.
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Cool project, when you get a moment check out Precision Metal Fabrications (PMF) too. Iíve installed both Sky and PMF RSKs and the PMF is superior IMO. Also recommend the receiver hitch on the cross bar, makes for a robust RSK. SD springs front and rear (would be least expensive) with anti sways front rear too, aftermarket steering box with Borgeson mid steering shaft = wicked steering, handling, smooth riding rig...

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Cool project, when you get a moment check out Precision Metal Fabrications (PMF) too. I’ve installed both Sky and PMF RSKs and the PMF is superior IMO. Also recommend the receiver hitch on the cross bar, makes for a robust RSK. SD springs front and rear (would be least expensive) with anti sways front rear too, aftermarket steering box with Borgeson mid steering shaft = wicked steering, handling, smooth riding rig...
I was originally looking at a rsk kit for the front suspension, but on the full size bronco forum everyone uses sky manufacturering kit. Which caused me to look into getting that one. Which one's is more popular on psn? Id love to build with the best designed kit.

For steering I was thinking of getting a signaw from a e series van and reman it

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Ford ran u and v codes in the superduty with the 7.3. Being that the bronco is so light you might even be able to run some t codes. T codes came in the v10 option I believe.

Here is a link for the lighter springs. https://www.sdtrucksprings.com/index...ducts_id=17057
^^^ these springs are a replacement for the t and u codes. The price is pretty good at $115 each. Shipping kind of sucks at around $150 last time I checked.
I'll definitely look into u codes possibly the 5 codes. I saw sd truck springs had those listed. At the price it's hard to believe, are they a reputable seller for the quality?

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