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Old 01-10-2012, 02:39 AM   #21
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Alright, thanks, i will do that.

Also, what about adjustable bushings?
Adjustables are what you need. I have a +/- 2 degree bushing on one side, and a +/- 3 1/4 degree on the other to get it to align right. But I cheaped out a little and didn't go for the 40 dollar a side bushings for a marginally better alignment. As long as I rotate, and tire kingdom does it free, I don't see any wear
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Maybe this is a stupid question...but why do you need an alignment just for changing springs?
Picture the I beams like this, with the vertical line as the tire... -----|

Got it? Good!

Now, no matter how you pivot that beam, the hub isn't going to re-adjust on it's own. If you put in longer springs, it will camber out, shorter ones and you'll get negative camber
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Old 01-10-2012, 08:25 AM   #22
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Adjustables are what you need. I have a +/- 2 degree bushing on one side, and a +/- 3 1/4 degree on the other to get it to align right. But I cheaped out a little and didn't go for the 40 dollar a side bushings for a marginally better alignment. As long as I rotate, and tire kingdom does it free, I don't see any wear


Picture the I beams like this, with the vertical line as the tire... -----|

Got it? Good!

Now, no matter how you pivot that beam, the hub isn't going to re-adjust on it's own. If you put in longer springs, it will camber out, shorter ones and you'll get negative camber
Im not trying to argue or anything of the sort, Im sure you are correct, either its to early in the morning or I just cant get it through my head... but you are lifting with the springs, no bigger tires or anything, just still not getting it how it affects the alignment. Feeling kind of stupid here... adn by "it will camber out" is that this ------\ ?? Whats a good ballpark price for a front end alignment?
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I'm drawing it up better in Paint to show you what I mean



See, when you lift the I beam trucks, the hubs with the tires can't adjust for the change in angle in the I beam. That's what the camber bushings are for, they allow the alignment technicians to correct the positive camber. Sorry it's so sloppy though haha
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So what springs are most people using? Differences? Stock 1994 F150 4X4 standard cab, long box, 302, current tires are 31-10.5/15. want to gain 2" on the front. have seen people talking about and using cc844, cc824 etc... Anyone have any input?
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After a little research, I think I am going with the cc844, as the 824's are actually f150 springs? the 844's are f250 springs, and have a higher spring rate. SO, may have a little harsher ride...possibly... but Im ok with that, it is a truck, and if anything I would rather it be on the stiff side. Unless someone can explain to me why that wouldnt be the way to go. Going to pick them up tomorrow, install saturday... alignment next week. The guy at the alignment shop...that I trust more than any other place, said to drive it 2-3 days to let the springs settle in, then get it aligned.
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After a little research, I think I am going with the cc844, as the 824's are actually f150 springs? the 844's are f250 springs, and have a higher spring rate. SO, may have a little harsher ride...possibly... but Im ok with that, it is a truck, and if anything I would rather it be on the stiff side. Unless someone can explain to me why that wouldnt be the way to go. Going to pick them up tomorrow, install saturday... alignment next week. The guy at the alignment shop...that I trust more than any other place, said to drive it 2-3 days to let the springs settle in, then get it aligned.
Thats the way to go f250 springs wont sag near as much over time
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Would it be alright to use some used F250 coil springs? I have been thinking of leveling and was wonder if there was a reason I shouldn't pull some out of a junkyard?
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EDIT: Should have looked around a bit more before I posted but I found my answer.
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I've been running the CC824 springs on my SWB 92 F150 Custom with a 300 I6, 5 spd, with no AC which is probably the lightest combination for our trucks & I'm already starting to notice some drop. The CC844's are probably the way to go.

Not a great picture but you can notice the space difference between the front & rear fenders. I do have dual gas tanks but the front one is empty & the rear tank is at 1/3 full. (Been trying to run the front one dry just to see how far I can go on 16 gallons).

UPDATE: I went out & measured clearances from tire to fender; 5" in front, 7" in the back. I still have a difference of 2"! :-x
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wmebert, do you a block under the rear of yours? It looks bigger than mine back there
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wmebert, do you a block under the rear of yours? It looks bigger than mine back there
No blocks. Not sure if the lower straight spring is stock or add on.
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