Mud in my Veins
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Memphis, TN
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Re: cheap lift for \'96
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.
83 Custom w/95 4.9L EFI, 78 NP435, 83 NP208, 83 D44IFS 3.07, 87 Ford 8.8ABS 3.08, Michelin LTX AT 31x10.50R15