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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-06-2006, 01:11 PM
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Bronco & F250 shck absorbers

Dear Sirs:

I would like to know if any one knows the differences in length and performance of the shock abosrbers of the bronco and f250? including coils springs. It is posible to put parts of F250 in the bronco in order to obtain some lift and better off road performance? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ooo.gif[/img]
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 06-10-2006, 09:39 AM
 
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Re: Bronco & F250 shck absorbers

Anything on any F series of of the same year or similar model will mix and match. I believe that on a bronco you can get anything on any F series truck to mix and match withhin the years of 80-93. Shocks are hard to tell. The short answer is if they'll fit (compression/droop) then they will work. The coils I would think would be a little stiff but I don't know what you are trying to do either. Rocks, Mud, Desert racing. All of these share some common aspects but once you start tinkering with suspension it ends somewhat. Remember that if you lift the front TTB you will have to get drop radius arm mounts or move the stock mounts rearwards and go with longer arms. I recomend the second method although it is more expensive. Would it work if you swapped the entire suspension in? Yes. But remember that now you have a 3/4 ton suspension which was intended for heavier loads and towing which sacrifices wheeling a bit. I would mix and match. For example I use a F350 rear main leaf up front for my leaf sprung D60 Solid Axle Swap. I needed a little more stability (And I happened to bend the Bronco leaf I used innitially) so I gave it a try. I stacked the bronco pack under it and it works great. For the rear I added 2 F150 leafs out of some packs I bought at a wrecking yard. It gained me 4" of lift alone which allowed me to get rid of my 2" blocks and use some sky hangers. I guess what I'm trying to say is alot of different things can work and sometimes the only way you can find out if it will work for you is to go and try it.
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