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Old 12-22-2012, 11:27 PM
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Want to keep stock spring and travel in front, only 2" lower.
Want to keep rear travel and capacity as close to stock only 2" lower.
I am thinking lowered spindles for the front. Are these available for a 250?
The truck will be expected to work, and has the Cummings, so I think heavy duty is in order.
I'm not sure what is best for the rear. I really like the way the truck rides
but needs to be lower and still carry full payload. I pull a bobcat and trailer
through the hills. The truck will be required to work.
All help is appreciated.
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:32 AM
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Not sure about spindles for the front, but any competent suspension shop should be able to set you up with a lower, stronger set of leafs for the rear. You could always add some airbags in the rear to maintain load carrying ability.
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Want to keep stock spring and travel in front, only 2" lower.
Want to keep rear travel and capacity as close to stock only 2" lower.
I am thinking lowered spindles for the front. Are these available for a 250?
The truck will be expected to work, and has the Cummings, so I think heavy duty is in order.
I'm not sure what is best for the rear. I really like the way the truck rides
but needs to be lower and still carry full payload. I pull a bobcat and trailer
through the hills. The truck will be required to work.
All help is appreciated.
Air bags are the eaiser but there spring shop that could build a set. there use to be a couple of trucks where the springs were mounted on top flipped them on to the bottom which gave better than 2".
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