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Old 04-10-2015, 01:38 PM
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Didn't see if you had replaced the rear shocks yet, if you covered that I must have missed it, but I put some monroe lift assist/air shocks on mine. They take anywhere from 20-150psi, it gives about a 2" difference in ride height with an empty bed from 20-100, it may be something to consider if you haven't swapped those out yet.
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Didn't see if you had replaced the rear shocks yet, if you covered that I must have missed it, but I put some monroe lift assist/air shocks on mine. They take anywhere from 20-150psi, it gives about a 2" difference in ride height with an empty bed from 20-100, it may be something to consider if you haven't swapped those out yet.
I have not replaced the rear shocks. Just an add a leaf. I dont understand how a shock would lift it....is that the difference between air shocks and ones with fluid in them?

Also, I took it to the 4wd shop today to get their opinion on the front v rear height. They said he wouldn't change anything on the heights...he said it sits perfect. told me the front will settle a bit more than the rear, which will be perfect.
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Old 04-10-2015, 03:06 PM
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The added air pressure just takes some weight off of the springs, which in turn allows the springs to raise the bed a bit more (not really raise, more along the lines of not letting it drop as much). If you like it the way it is stick with it, I was just letting you know what I noticed with mine. I can add or remove air to keep the back level with the front depending on the load (up to a certain weight anyway) and love the way that they keep the truck from rolling/leaning when I take sharp turns, guess my front load assist (coil over spring) probably help with that as well.
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Originally Posted by fltdriver View Post
The added air pressure just takes some weight off of the springs, which in turn allows the springs to raise the bed a bit more (not really raise, more along the lines of not letting it drop as much). If you like it the way it is stick with it, I was just letting you know what I noticed with mine. I can add or remove air to keep the back level with the front depending on the load (up to a certain weight anyway) and love the way that they keep the truck from rolling/leaning when I take sharp turns, guess my front load assist (coil over spring) probably help with that as well.
Maybe its semantics...but are you referring to air bags? If so, I am considered putting those on down the road. This size of truck looks like it is bigger than it is as it is only a half ton.
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Old 04-10-2015, 04:27 PM
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I bet that truck would look great if u kept the white and used like say smoked lights and painted the plastics on it gloss black. The whole polar opposite colors thing seems to always turn out really good on this generation truck.
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Old 04-10-2015, 04:55 PM
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Maybe its semantics...but are you referring to air bags? If so, I am considered putting those on down the road. This size of truck looks like it is bigger than it is as it is only a half ton.
No, the are just adjustable air load assist shocks


$55 on rockauto, $61 on amazon w/free shipping. MONROE Part # MA775
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Nice truck and you got a hell of a deal on it. That's the exact height I want to go on mine so I guess I'll just order the 4" kit lol!
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Nice truck and you got a hell of a deal on it. That's the exact height I want to go on mine so I guess I'll just order the 4" kit lol!
I dont know much about lift kits besides what i've learned on this job. yes the 4inch lift on the front looks nice...it is the back that I am confused with. I believe that the 4wd has a stock 2inch (maybe 1 3/4in) block under the leaf and 2wd doesn't...maybe that isnt the case. But with a 2 inch add a leaf that seemed to match the front 4inch lift and level it out. the guy at the 4wd shop said that the stance was great. if you want rake you may need to do a 3 in the back.

But again this truck isnt stock...it was elongated after the factory floor so it is heavier than stock. Maybe that would change things with the suspension height.

Again I just pieced this together...wish I would have gotten the kit and saved a few bucks.
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I actually don't mind just a touch lower in the back so I think I would be alright with that and just throw some airbags in the rear to eliminate sag when towing. I think it's just the length and extra weight on these single cab truck frames that really make the suspension weird. Honestly on my centurion if I just put a 4" lift on the front I think it would sit pretty level lol!!
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Does anyone know of someone who might be interested in purchasing this 1996 Ford Centurion? It still runs and looks great.
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