Hello. So I might be trading my 98 Ford Contour for a 1993 2WD F150 with the 351/auto soon. I need a work truck because I'ms tepping up my grass cutting business this summer, trying to make more money to start saving towards college/post secondary education. But I figured if I make enough money, why not make the truck look good too.
Here's what I'm thinking:
- DJM lowering kit (3" front, 5" rear)
- replace all bushings with new Energy Suspension
- new springs front and rear
- replace and bolts that mgith need it with nice SS ones
- maybe some SS brake lines, new pads, and a flush/bleed
Question number one: http://store.summitracing.com/partde...590+4294908395
I see the DJM kit comes with new radius arms for front, flipped brackets for rear, and new struts all around. So I'm guessing your supposed to reuse your stock springs front and rear......well I would want to replace the ones on the truck because they have 160k on them. I'm wondering what people would suggest to replace these with? I was looking on Rock Auto, and they seem to have a lot of options. I guess I would want somethinga little stiffer then stock rates (idk what stock rates are though) so I won't encounter any rubbing with it lower. Basically, if you guys were doing this, what would you do?
Question number two:
Are there any Stainless Steel brake lines available for our generation of trucks? If so, can you link me......please? Also what pads would you guys suggest using?
If I can save up any more money, I plan on getting:
- wheels/nice rubbers
- homegrown CAI setup
- full dual exhaust, including headers and H-pipe, probably Flows
- Line-X the bed (black) and get a nice locking, chrome toolbox
-and lastly maybe I'll think about changing the oil, but that's not very important (just kidding guys)
Let me know what you guys think. I promise if I do get the truck, I'll clean it and get some pictures up ASAP. Well, I gotta go back out and pass out flyers to try and get more lawn customers (gotta pay for 5mpg somehow).