F250 TTB w/leafs : Travel Question ?

JeffS

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On getting travel out of a F250 with TTB and leaf springs.............how much travel is reasonable with the leaf set up? I assume Deaver is the way to go for springs, maybe they can help ?? Other ideas and recommendations are welcome.

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Lose the leaf springs and go coil or coilover, depending on budget. I assume you are talking about a older F250 with Dana 50 TTB. The cheap and easy way is to get some radius arms and brackets from a late model Super Duty 2X4. They are pretty long, strong and cheap and with only minor mods will bolt up. Then get coil buckets from a older F250 2X4 (maybe the late model ones will also work) and some Moog Coils. On the other end of the spectrum; build some custom radius arms and brackets, shock hoops, coilovers, etc., etc. etc.
 

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Definantly go with coils of some sort. Leafs don't like all that bending and twisting they would have to do in order to get some decent travel.
 

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that setup is pure evil. stock the bushings wear out in no time at all, i cant imagine increasing the travel. abandon the setup, torch it to pieces, and firebomb it would be my advice.

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Could you put "orbit eyes" in the springs? That would eliminate the bushing wear.

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Orbit eyes do allow rotation of the spring. Unfortunatly the beam swings an arc and the springs must bend to conform. So they would only solve half the problem. EVIL!!
 

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I agree, it just wouldn't flex. (see 'evil' ).
I wanted a low buck solution instead of coilovers, and I think Ramsey has the right idea. Radius arms, Coils and buckets are plentiful in the junk yards. That would be a fun swap.

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