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Coil Springs

Postby sb4boys » Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:35 pm

I just replace the coil springs, tie rods and bushings on my 68 f100, and now the driver’s side sits about an inch higher than the passenger side. Could the coil springs be side specific or is it something else?

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Re: Coil Springs

Postby basketcase0302 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:54 am

sb4boys wrote:I just replace the coil springs, tie rods and bushings on my 68 f100, and now the driver’s side sits about an inch higher than the passenger side. Could the coil springs be side specific or is it something else?


Yes they are side specific designed that way due to the power steering weight offset. :wink:
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Re: Coil Springs

Postby xanthias » Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:32 pm

I'm about to do this, so which side gets the taller coil?

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Re: Coil Springs

Postby ultraranger » Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:00 am

Taller, thinner wire diameter spring goes on the left. Shorter, thicker spring goes on the right.
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Re: Coil Springs

Postby xanthias » Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:14 pm

ultraranger wrote:Taller, thinner wire diameter spring goes on the left. Shorter, thicker spring goes on the right.

Thanks! Just to be crystal, "left" = driver side in your answer, correct?

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Re: Coil Springs

Postby sb4boys » Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:07 pm

Thanks for all the feedback. I switched the springs and it is now level..I thought they were both the same.

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Re: Coil Springs

Postby basketcase0302 » Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:53 pm

:thup:
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viewtopic.php?f=22&t=46251
SOLD-71 F-350 dually flatbed, 302 / .030 over V-8 with a "baby"C-6, B & M truckshifter, Dana70/4.11 ratio, intermittent wipers, tilt steering, full LED lighting on the flat bed, and no stereo yet (this way I can hear the rattles to diagnose)! SOLD!
Many Ford bumps / one 76' EB / and several dents through the years.
A lot of "oddball" Ford parts collected from working on them for 34 years now!
2008 Ford Escape 4 x 4


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