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Official "V-Code Leaf Spring Swap" Thread
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E. Long  Club OwnerSuperMotors Owner
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Posted:1/25/2007 22:59
This is a thread for any further discussion about the "Ford SuperDuty V-Code Leaf Spring Installation on a 2000 Ford Excursion" article available at:

http://www.supermotors.net/clubs/fordexcursions/vehicles/registry/9/54681-2

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-Eric

'67 Galaxie 500 - 390 FE, .030" over, FE to AOD adapter, disc brake conversion. The Daily Driver.
'00 Excursion - 7.3L PSD, LANDYOT Gen-II Radius Rods, Factory Tech Valve Body, 200K+ miles and going
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CHPMustang
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Posted:1/25/2007 23:39
Very very well done article Eric!

Bill
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James Ertle
• St. Louis, MO, USA
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Posted:2/7/2007 19:00
Eric,
Very well done!
Makes me want to do this myself to my 2001 Ex LTD.
How is the ride?
James
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Posted:2/7/2007 22:42
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Eric,
Very well done!
Makes me want to do this myself to my 2001 Ex LTD.
How is the ride?
James


The ride is great...there's actually a front suspension again!

Now it's time for the rear springs and shocks all around. Going to wait another couple of weekends for that project, though.

-Eric

'67 Galaxie 500 - 390 FE, .030" over, FE to AOD adapter, disc brake conversion. The Daily Driver.
'00 Excursion - 7.3L PSD, LANDYOT Gen-II Radius Rods, Factory Tech Valve Body, 200K+ miles and going
Scott Stover
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Posted:3/4/2007 14:30
Sweet job man, i will have to print that out and keep it in my file with all my other X stuff, thanks for taking the time to do that Eric!!

Scott
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monsta
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Posted:3/6/2007 01:10
You reused the old U-bolts?!? It is my understanding that U-bolts stretch [size=9](as all bolts do, but...)[/size] and should not be reused.

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Posted:3/6/2007 22:02
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You reused the old U-bolts?!? It is my understanding that U-bolts stretch (as all bolts do, but...) and should not be reused.


I ordered new u-bolts from Ford. They gave me square-bend u-bolts, but my Excursion uses "semi-round bend" u-bolts. I had no other option at the time other than to reuse them. They were visibly in good shape (no rust or rusted threads), so it as a judgement call I had to make.

I have new ones for the rear but need to get the correct part number for the fronts. I'll take care of this when I install the rear add-a-leaf in the next month or so.

-Eric

'67 Galaxie 500 - 390 FE, .030" over, FE to AOD adapter, disc brake conversion. The Daily Driver.
'00 Excursion - 7.3L PSD, LANDYOT Gen-II Radius Rods, Factory Tech Valve Body, 200K+ miles and going
aklim
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Posted:3/19/2007 18:48
What about the rears? What did you do for them? Are you using the "B" code ones?

01 Excursion. Gauges with AIH Delete, AIS Air Filter system, CCV Mod, 4' MBRP, BTS Trans, 6.0L Trans Cooler and Intercooler, DP-Tuner F6 chip, ITP In Tank Mod and Boost Annihilator, Diesel Innovation's Regulated Fuel kit, BTS Big Oil system, GTP38R Turbo with 1.15 A/R housing and BDP Stage II AC injectors. Bilstein Shocks with U code front and A code Rear. Billet thermostat housing
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Posted:3/20/2007 06:43
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What about the rears? What did you do for them? Are you using the "B" code ones?


I have not done anything to the rear springs, yet. I have a set of rear add-a-leafs that I will be installing and will be keeping the existing rear leaf springs.

-Eric

'67 Galaxie 500 - 390 FE, .030" over, FE to AOD adapter, disc brake conversion. The Daily Driver.
'00 Excursion - 7.3L PSD, LANDYOT Gen-II Radius Rods, Factory Tech Valve Body, 200K+ miles and going
monsta
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Posted:7/7/2007 14:47
Got before and after pics? I keep sharing this article and some ask for them.

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Official "V-Code Leaf Spring Swap" Thread
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