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Just ordered my RSK from PMF and am wondering what all hardware is included and what I will still need to order.

Need leafs - V codes I believe
New U-bolts - order separately?

FYI truck is 95 f350 4wd. Will I need to box the frame?

Also, do I need any drop bracket or arms for the steering?

I’m guessing it’s wise to get an alignment when it’s done? Just getting excited to have a truck that rides nice!
 

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Just ordered my RSK from PMF and am wondering what all hardware is included and what I will still need to order.

Need leafs - V codes I believe
yes v codes are nice
New U-bolts - order separately?
I wanna say I reused my fronts, but had to get longer rears
FYI truck is 95 f350 4wd. Will I need to box the frame?
Nope not at all direct bolt in kit.
Also, do I need any drop bracket or arms for the steering?
I got an adjustable track bar and bracket from PMF as well as new drop pitman arm
I’m guessing it’s wise to get an alignment when it’s done? Just getting excited to have a truck that rides nice!
Yes an alignment is always wise, also bought stainless steel brake line extensions (pending PMF Kit height) mine was 3.5” as I recall. Also speak with Trevor about need for rear blocks, he makes some nice ones. I went with Bilstein 5150 shocks (think that’s what they are). Also if you install the anti sway bars front and rear if not equipped or lengthen if you have them.

Not needed right away but a Borgeson mid steering shaft (between steering wheel and steering box). And lastly (which I’ve not done yet) an improved steering box like a Redhead or Blue top. You’ll be very pleased with ride, steering and handling.
Cheers,
j
 

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PMF shipped my kit yesterday!!! Truck is to become my tow pig so only got 2.25” lift.

For V code springs, are they the 2230# ones? Also any significant difference between brands to justify extra $$$?

For shocks, do I just get ones for super duty? Or do I need to measure and if so how?
 

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6 Piston, how’d you make out? Apologies didn’t see your questions till now.
 

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Need suggestions on how to remove the bolts frozen inside the leaf spring bushings
 

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5150s have been great. What I’d recommend doing is call Trevor at PMF and see what he says for length. I don’t remember measuring and ordered mine from an off road shop in my home town. The guys there knew what I needed through working with these old trucks with a lift.
 

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Bilstein 5100s ordered from Trevor. Super excited to get installation done Saturday to see how it rides!!!

Next upgrade is power steps. Will ones for ‘99-‘07 Super duty fit?

Is It worth upgrading to super duty leafs in the rear?
 

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Bilstein 5100s ordered from Trevor. Super excited to get installation done Saturday to see how it rides!!!

Next upgrade is power steps. Will ones for ‘99-‘07 Super duty fit?

Is It worth upgrading to super duty leafs in the rear?
I’m told you can install 08 and newer just have to move front hanger forward 8” supposed to ride real nice. Or you can use pre 08 rears and they are a direct bolt in, aside from bolts are 3/4” not metric so you will need to drill hangers to 3/4” they are a little longer too. I used B codes on my 97 CcSB with the overload on the bottom of spring pack and have air bags on top works great.

Ideally if I did it from scratch I’d install inboard air bags that are over the axle not spring packs, with B codes or try the 08s and no over spring pack overloads. Ride will be nice and if you need extra carry or to level, do it with air bags.

My current 97 ECLB has stock rears with over pack overload leaf and over pack air bags. Works ok with above would be smoother pretty sure. Also I added a B&W turnover ball 5th wheel hitch and was a pain to install with the air bags due to conflict with airbag mounts. But as truck came with bags I custom modified mounts to work with B&W hitch. Over axle bags would have been easier install though.
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So this has gone far slower than expected... do guys normally disconnect the the steering and panhard bar when installing?

Do I need to take the 1/2” spacer off the bottom of the old springs for clearance on the steering and sway bar?
 

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So this has gone far slower than expected... do guys normally disconnect the the steering and panhard bar when installing?

Do I need to take the 1/2” spacer off the bottom of the old springs for clearance on the steering and sway bar?
I would use the spacer. Depending how your lift actually sits, you may want to install a custom adjustable panhard bar along with a drop bracket that bolts to the engine cross member. For best steering the panhard bar and steering linkage should be at the same angle or run parallel. To make that happen you may need to add new drop pitman, panhard drop bracket as noted above and if it where me I’d replace the panhard bar with custom adjustable one as the heim joints are more solid then stock ends. Not that big o deal to disconnect reconnect steering and panhard.
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So finally finished the front and am back to driving my truck. Rides really nice now!

If I do the B codes in the rear, does it still need blocks to have a slight nose down stance?
 

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So finally finished the front and am back to driving my truck. Rides really nice now!

If I do the B codes in the rear, does it still need blocks to have a slight nose down stance?
Cool cool... glad you got that done. For rear B codes (on my 96 crewshort with D60), the overload was on the bottom of the spring pack, so I installed over spring air bags with I think a 4” block (back in 2011 or so). Without air it sat just a smidge low in the rear as I recall. You might wanna confer with Trevor on this. I’ve had air bags on all my OBS 7.3s that way you can carry anything and be level.

Lastly in looking at your pix if you pull the front rotors to get turned, I’d leave off the backside tin backing plates. They just catch rocks, that get wedged between the rotor disc, B plate and calliper.

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