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shockless
05-27-2006, 08:10 PM
how far apart are the leaf springs on an 87 f250, 3 inch wide springs from inside to inside

Squishy
05-27-2006, 08:12 PM
36.25 unless my memory is wrong, ill check and get back to you

Squishy
05-27-2006, 08:14 PM
they say 36.5 but thats an "approximate" when i did my solid axle i went 36.25 and it was perfect, but id go outside and measure if i were you

shockless
05-27-2006, 08:42 PM
ok well the axle im getting is 36 to the pin i think looks like about 35.5 inside to inside

Squishy
05-27-2006, 08:55 PM
ok well the axle im getting is 36 to the pin i think looks like about 35.5 inside to inside
id re check but i would put my $$$ on 36.25, i know thats exactly what i did on my 90 f150 when i put the 60/sterling in there. i actually just threw away the paper i did all my drawings on when i was planning it. make sure you run the shackles to the rear(i moved the spring hanger under the cab to under the bodymount, i dont know if ive still got the pics but i had a decent shackle angle) or you will get MAD speed wobble, i never had them in the front, but a buddy did and he had to do the shackle reversal

shockless
05-27-2006, 08:58 PM
yeah im gonna make the shackle reversal squish, thats what i wanna know so i can fab it up but i guess il go to my truck tommorow and check

89Ford
05-27-2006, 09:31 PM
why do you thingk they even had the shackle in the front in the first place????

shockless
05-27-2006, 10:03 PM
i dunno, so it could hit the bumper maybe?

barracuda
05-27-2006, 10:23 PM
36.5 mounts up just right . there seems to be a bit of wiggle room (36.25-36.75) so it puts it in the middle . I have done the 36.5 and it fits without any issues

shockless
05-27-2006, 10:35 PM
36.5 to the center pins or 36.5 from inside of each leaf?

Squishy
05-27-2006, 11:11 PM
36.5 to the center pins or 36.5 from inside of each leaf? center to center

m j
05-28-2006, 10:41 AM
why do you thingk they even had the shackle in the front in the first place????

stock springs were negative arc

shockless
05-28-2006, 10:45 AM
yep. negative arc rocks! almost as much as ttb!

89Ford
05-28-2006, 11:41 AM
ya i know their negative arc, i have them.......

shockless
05-28-2006, 07:15 PM
i just measured mine and they are 34.5 from the inside of each leaf, so that would be 37.5? where the centering pins would fit if im correct?

Nile
05-28-2006, 09:51 PM
i for got to look at mine when i was doing the brakes today