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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-25-2005, 09:10 PM Thread Starter
 
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1989 F150, should I just re-arch the springs?

I am looking for a beater to get in and out of a hunting camp, this truck will never see pavement again. I pretty much need at least 35's for ground clearance. I found this 89 F150 with a 4.9L straight six and 4spd 4x4, little rusted but the motor seems very solid. Price is right, $1k. Question, can I /should I just re-arch the springs and will I be able to clear 35's? I can cut the fenders, whatever, heck I can take them off completely. I just need a weather proof truck that runs good, and priced right. Any thoughts are appreciated!
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Re: 1989 F150, should I just re-arch the springs?

I have a 90 f150 hd stock running 33's Im looking at putting 2" spring spacers and running 35's that would be the cheapest way. Fronts will run you less then $25 rears just cut to fit !
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Re: 1989 F150, should I just re-arch the springs?

That's true, I did not even think about it having IFS up front. Some coil spacers would work just fine! Thanks for the reply,
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Re: 1989 F150, should I just re-arch the springs?

Glad I could help.
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Re: 1989 F150, should I just re-arch the springs?

You can't just add spacers with the TTB. It'll make the tires lean in too much. You need to get new TTB brackets and radius arm brackets (or longer arms) To make everything line up right. 33s will fit stock. If its for offroad only cut! I've seen an awsome bronc on stock suspension running 35s with the right amount of cutting. Low center of gravity, cheap, all that's left is gearing.
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