3-4" Lift in front for the Excursion

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  1. 02excursion73

    02excursion73 02excursion73

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    I did the V-codes on the front of my X along with the F-codes in the back about a year ago. My V-codes have sagged around 3/4" to 1". My F-codes have an additional leaf added so now the rear sits a bit too much higher than the rear. I like the look in the back and dont want to drop the rear leaf. I want to go to 35" tires also. I have measured from the ground to the edge of the fenderwell front and back and the rear sits 2.5" higher than the front. I would like to level the truck with different springs up front or maybe the Fab Tech shackle kit. The V-codes ride better than stock so I dont want to loose this with stiffer springs. Considering how high the rear is I may need 4" springs. My question is of course what springs to run. Many companies make 4" springs for the X and Superduties but I dont know which ride best. The Fab-Tech shackle kit may do the trick but I dont know what it will do to the handling. What about a mini spring pack under the V-codes?
    Anyone have experience with this??
     
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    My V codes also rested in but that was helped by 250 lb front Ranch Hands:doh: I'm looking towards swapping out the V codes for W codes which will provide the same nice ride of the V's but get the truck near level when loaded with fuel.

    I believe the W's are 500lb higher rated than the V's.

    The mini spring pack kit is nice,that'll raise the front end up abit.
     
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    Have you recieved any answers to this question
     
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    Has your V codes rested in as well?
     
  5. bigbrother44

    bigbrother44 PSD or bust!

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    Something to be aware of... As you obviously know, Excursion springs are not Super Duty springs. I wanted 2" added to level the front of my 02 7.3L Excursion. I swapped in a new set of aftermarket front springs, with a 2 1/2" lift, for Excursion/Super Duty. Unfortunately, they might add 2 1/2" to a Super Duty, but they added 6 - 6 1/2" to the front ride height of my Excursion! So make sure they are EXCURSION springs you use...

    So now I have to figure out the back...
     
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    You need to talk to Bill who is CHPMustang, he is our very own Excursion man and he knows springs, as they say he's been there and done that.
    Doug
     

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