i have f-150 leafs right now and chevy shackles and 6" lift blocks. the leafs flex good and arent too stiff. they hold weight pretty well to. with the blocks tho u get more axle wrap and im gonna build traction bars for that. not sure what exactly u have but my back is higher than urs and i dont have a body lift. so either the leafs or shackles should get u high enough.
Yeah I hate my body lift. I'm going to take it off asap. And I am going to swap in shorter coil springs to lower the front. F-150 leaf springs? From what year? I've been thinking about that since I have a 94 f-150 and the spring have such a freaking soft ride I love them. I think I took out a leaf or two. And I have the factory bloc only right now. My front is 8 inched taller as of now.
I had it made at a shop. All it is are square tubing with u joints. This pics are really bad. I will get some better ones. And my springs should settle but they are still way too tall. They are plus 3inch for an f-150. And I have the stock ones laying around my garage from when I lifted my f-150 so it won't cost me more $.
I've been working on it and I'm having so many issues now! I was loading it onto a flat bed and when I tried to shift into reverse I heard a loud crack and now it doesn't engage reverse at all. And I need a new clock spring.
Thanks cody. I'm trying to install the new coils up front and the shackles out back but its pretty hard when I can't even walk. Lol. Foot surgery hurts like hell even with medicine. Well anyways here are some more pics I took.
you might get better flex out of jeep coils rather than f-150 ones. mine are 9" lift for a jeep cherokee and have a 180lb spring rate. they flex pretty well. also lifting your back end probably tightened your rear brakes and locked up ur ebrake. and my f-150 springs are out of like a 99 or somthing but people say to use the older ones like u said. im not sure what the difference is but mine seem to work.
Matt. I hope so too its sucks looking at my truck sit outside when I have parts yet to install. Oh well. I haven't lifted the rear and I am only going to put some belltechs and bring the front way down. I have skyjacker super soft ride springs in 3 inch lift in the front but I still have my stock 94 f-150 coils from when I lifted it so I will be using those to lower the front 4 or 5 inches. There is still tons of clearance. But I hate not having reverse I just came to town right now and I got stuck in a tiny parking lot and I couldn't push the truck up the slope so I drove through a bush and side walk to get out.
Yeah I posted on or two of the pics twice because they didn't work the first time. Its and ok set up. I think. My steering is a bit sloppy and I get a good bit of bumpsteer. Mayber a stabilizer will help?
Really liking the truck Marvin. Sorry to here your not feeling up to much. I know its killin yah not being able to work on your truck. By the way i got those clock springs. Text me later and ill send you a couple. I snagged a few of them. Hope you feel better bud!