92-97 Ford F-350 - 4" SuperDuty Leaf Spring Conversion
- Provides much better ride than stock by moving shackle to rear of spring.
- Eliminates the weak front shackle design.
- 4" lift with V-Code 43-814 Springs
What it is designed for:
- 92-97 Ford F250/350
- 80-97 Ford Dana 60
- 99-04 SuperDuty 4x4 Front Leaf Springs
Sky's Ford Super Duty Shackle Reversal leaf spring conversion is built with longevity in mind. There is no 1/8 and 3/16ths steel in this kit! We only use USA made steel, laser cut and CNC formed for precise holes, no 1/8th inch of slop here! We are the first company to design the shackle hangers based off the kit being used with Ford Super Duty springs, moving the shackle pivot point forward to achieve a correct shackle angle thus improving ride quality even further.
Sway bar: Drops are not provided, many people do not reinstall the sway bar as they feel with good shocks and the reversal it is no longer needed. If you wish to retain the front factory sway bar, you will need some .500 id tube to cut and sleeve the factory sway bar links.
Leaf Springs: Designed for this swap are V code 99-04 Super Duty Ford leaf springs, this code is the leaf weight code on the VIN number for the truck. You can use 99-04 x-code leaf springs to gain 5.5" of total lift. There is almost no way to tell which springs you have without the VIN code.
A good source for these springs new is:
Intercoolers: Yes they will fit with this kit
Front Bumper: Currently with 1/4 inch spacers included in this kit we have not found a need to cut the front bumper.
-Why we use so many bolts on our front leaf hanger?
*********When you change the impact point of the leaf springs to the front of the truck, and make it solid, the force is multiplied numerous times what the factory intended. The Super Duty leaf conversion uses 6 bolts per leaf hanger frame side, all new non slotted drilled holes, plus the factory shackle bolt. We keep all the smaller bolts only retaining one side of the frame, no crush style through bolt design. The reason is, without a spacer inside the frame, the clamp style will simply crush the frame over time and come loose, generally wrecking the frame. Separate bolts also increase the strength. We have tried the spacer inside the frame design, it was just install prohibitive as the frame is rarely the same ID, and rather difficult to fish through the small box of the frame. While less bolts will work, over time fatigue wins. Take a look at the amount of rivets Ford used on the rear of the front leaf hangers, 6 per side, even after the shackle adsorbed some of the impact force. This may explain the reasons even better than I can here.
-Why we don't manufacture a "0" lift shackle reversal?
**********I'll try and keep this simple, there is not exactly a way to do this, by design you have to drop the front and rear the same or close in order to keep pinion and castor angles correct. Also the super duty springs add extra lift as they have more arch factory than the older springs.
Now it gets less simple. If you get diesel excursion springs, you can keep it about 2" of lift, but the pan hard bracket will not work, and how the engine cradle is made is semi difficult to build a 2" drop plate. So what we do is use the 3" drop fab bracket, and generally add a 3/4 shim to the spring pack. If you are interested in this option, please e-mail us for more info.