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  Question New Front Coil Springs? (D150) - Posted: 08-14-2007, 08:46 AM
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hey guys, i got a question about changing my front springs out. I got a shortie 1986 D150, L6 and i want to make it so that its all level (front and back hight wise). Now before i heard about 250 springs. So ive decided to start checking out prices.

But my question is if i do get 250 springs what kind of work am i looking at as compared to buying 150 springs? And what other changes will need to be made to the rest of the truck?
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 Posted: 08-14-2007, 08:09 PM
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Since you have the /6 in that sweet puppy, id stick w/ the reg. replacement coils for the D150 . Some others have posted on here that they used reg. replacement coils , and it raised the frt end by two inches..... The 250 coils would have your headlites aimed at the stars......... BUT, thats just my humble opinion.......
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 Posted: 08-14-2007, 10:46 PM
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I agree, stick with the factory springs and it will probably lift it back to fairly level.

Springs sag with age, our 64 Impala SS sits awesome now with new springs in the front. The old ones had about 2" of spacers to compensate for being worn out. tsk tsk...
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 Posted: 08-15-2007, 12:14 PM
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ok sounds good. i like to have my cars level its just a personal preference.
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 Posted: 08-15-2007, 10:43 PM
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Yeah Dodge truck front springs tend to sag or break. Also check out you lower control arms, they bend and cause unlevelness.
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 Posted: 08-16-2007, 10:49 PM
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yea speaking of that, drivers side control arm is a lil bit bent, what would you do about that?
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yea speaking of that, drivers side control arm is a lil bit bent, what would you do about that?
Replace it
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 Posted: 08-18-2007, 09:28 PM
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Replace it
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 Posted: 08-18-2007, 10:35 PM
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lol haha yea i had a dumb moment
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 Posted: 08-19-2007, 08:54 AM
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Replace it
So you mean I couldn't just get out my little 4 oz ball-peen hammer and tap it back straight??
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 Posted: 08-19-2007, 09:32 AM
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Ya. A bigger hammer will fix anything.
Thats why I have lots of hammers.
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So you mean I couldn't just get out my little 4 oz ball-peen hammer and tap it back straight??
Maybe a 40lb ballpeen
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