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Old 02-24-2023, 09:16 AM   #661
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I don't know these guys at all but they are in your area by the Austin airport. You might just go talk to them. Always good to deal with a local shop if you can, especially with heavy spring packs.

https://www.atlasspringservice.com/spring-shop

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Old 02-24-2023, 08:22 PM   #662
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That is good advice on the springs. I am working with Alcan already. They only do 0-4" lift. I don't have any reference to know how much lift I need. 21" from hub center to fender lip is posted a few times as OEM ride height. Front lift amounts from the kit vary between 5-7"s. My van measures around 27.5" now after 5k miles. That is with the V10 and muffin top. So it sounds like I could use 6-7" of rear lift. If I need to use a spring block for fine tuning on the ride height, I would prefer 1-2" max. Is there another custom spring shop that does more than 4" lift?
I'm surprised Alcan can only do up to a 4" lift, because I'm pretty sure they crank out 6" lift springs for Ujoint Offroad all day long. Maybe they only want to supply through UJOR?
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Old 02-24-2023, 08:42 PM   #663
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I don’t know where U joint gets their springs, but my sales guy at Alcan said 0-4”. I was surprised myself.

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I'm surprised Alcan can only do up to a 4" lift, because I'm pretty sure they crank out 6" lift springs for Ujoint Offroad all day long. Maybe they only want to supply through UJOR?
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Old 02-26-2023, 02:59 PM   #664
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Might add the shackle flip
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Old 02-27-2023, 10:31 PM   #665
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I also thought UJOR was using Alcan, at least they used to be. Or maybe it was Atlas?
Also check with Deaver and Detroit Spring--both highly regarded.
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Old 03-15-2023, 12:03 AM   #666
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Yeehaw

Yeehaw — I think it’s been about three years since I started this project… it was done about 8 months ago… and then I found out my rear axle was bent…

Found a new one and just buttoned it up…

Still finalizing a few things — like ebrake cable, and adding a sway bar — but it rides like an absolute dream!

I’ll do a bigger write up here soon :-)

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Old 04-09-2023, 02:34 PM   #667
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Hello does anyone have any tips for installing that Dakota Digital SGI BT100 to correct speedo? Need to have some info regarding hooking this thing up and getting rid of the bouncing and p0720 code. Any insight would be great I'd love to install it on my 2002 and where to keep the unit
What pin do I grab from ECU on a 2002 5.4
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Old 04-27-2023, 02:55 PM   #668
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Lower coil spring retaining bolt

Guys I can't figure out what size and length bolt we are supposed to use for this

It's not the bolt that attaches the bracket to the axle it's the bolt that attaches the bracket and the bottom end of the coil spring
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Old 05-14-2023, 06:18 PM   #669
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I tore out my front suspension today and intend to get the F250 axle in place tomorrow. However, I don't have brakes and rotors, so won't be able to get everything done until I buy some.

My question is, can I put the bigger 2013+ rotors and calipers on a 2011 axle or are the axles different?
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Old 05-14-2023, 07:48 PM   #670
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No idead. Might have to swap the caliper bracket..
Get on the NAPA Website and compare specs maybe
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