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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-14-2000, 02:13 PM
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Here's a cheap lift for you that perforoms extremely well on and off road. I put a 6" lift on my 1990 F250 all leaf springs no blocks. I started looking at the rear springs I took off the F250. Hmm, same width and length as my 78 Bronco. Hmmm, now I can have 3/4 ton springs on the Bronco. Installed them and it raised the rear 4"! (check the junkyards, these springs can be had for around $50). Then I had to raise the front. Went to my favorite 4x4 part supplier, ordered front springs and drop brackets for the radius arms and tracking bar. Total for the front end was less than $200. Hope this helps some of you.

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Re: cheap lift for \'78,79

How does your Bronco ride with the new heavier duty springs?

I wonder if this can be done for my 1996 Bronco?

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My 83 rides on F-250 springs all around. The leaves definitely have the ass high when I unload the truck (rarely). It rides a little rougher then, but those are the rules.

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Hey steve, how are u running 3/4 ton springs on your bronc. I thought that 3/4tons had leafs all the way around. But, i figured that that would work with the leafs. Until i was told that I would have to change the whole front end around. I just thought a straight axle conv. would be just as simple. I do plan on doing the 3/4ton springs in the rear but the front still looks like it will be about 450.00 for all the stuff. Also how do I figure out shock length. Have a nice evening.
I just want to know how to run the 3/4 springs cuz wont it give me 2-3" of lift? Or would I be better off with a straight axle conv. Thanx
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Leaves in back; coils in front. I added my guestimate of the weight of my bumpers to the GAWR's on my VIN sticker, and went shopping in the junkyard. Now, that I think about it, the coils may have come from a 350. Anyway, this resulted in roughly the same ride height, because I didn't want a lift (stock shocks). They're all attached with the same hardware as the original springs.

The leaf fronts I've looked at (not very closely) seemed almost identical to the coils except the shock towers don't have spring mounts, and the pads on the axles fit the leaf packs instead of the coils. Also, the frame horns might have been substantially different to mount the spring eyes.

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