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Old 03-04-2003, 01:57 PM
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Question question for all you ford suspension guys

alright,ive got a LWB ford F-100,im building a 351 windsor that will be pushing 400 horses.now im buying two inch lowering springs for the front,but my question pertains to the rear leafs could I just remove a leaf to lower it.there is a half inch spring not attached to the actual leaf just in between it and the axle.or just sprint for the expensive lowering leafs?thanks for any help.

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forgot to add its a 1970.
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is my question stupid?
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It sounds like you are talking about the factory overload spring. If you remove it you will soften the ride and not be able to carry a large load anymore. Not that that matters. But I would say try it once and see if it works for what you use the truck for. Keep in mind that the softer ride might also need some traction bars to keep wheel hop down.
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thanks for the help custom chrome.i really appreciate it.

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If you dont want to buy new springs you could get some lowering blocks...they go between the spring and the axle perch and come with new ubolts...they wont compromise the ride at all. Or you could buy reverse eye springs.
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They make a mono spring for a 70 ford ... bigger and beefed up for a better ride .... Its been so long that i dont remember who makes it ... Try doing a google search
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Rear Leaf Springs

If you are planning on going fast, I recommend getting a spring shop to de-arch your springs....better than lowering blocks, but a wee bit more dough....lowering blocks often add to axle wind-up....not so good....
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