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GEN 1 14 Stock front springs have snapped, replace with OEM or upgrade?

Discussion in 'Ford Raptor Suspension Discussion and Modification' started by Thekiwi, Oct 16, 2020.

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  1. Thekiwi

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    So both my front springs have somehow bit the dust, basically debating between replacing with OEM or going with the Eibach +3 springs. Truck currently has 60k miles on it, and suspension is completely stock at present. Will probably look at rebuilding shocks around 75k if that makes a difference.

    It obviously lifts the front, but will there be an increase in the max height of the truck? There's a parking garage I have to fit into and only have a couple of inches to spare!

    Any other pros or cons? Thanks.
     
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    CoronaRaptor FRF Addict

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    All I've got to say is "it took you 6 years to make your first post"! About time, lol. If height is a concern, stay oem.
     
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    CoronaRaptor FRF Addict

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    And post aa pic of your damn truck! You should know that by now.
     
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    That's got to be a metallurgical issue, something in the batch. I would love to see pics of the springs when you get them off.

    If you have a couple inches to spare geisers would do it for you.
     
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    I have the eibachs on my truck, love them so far.
     
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    Couple things. Any time I break something I take it as an excuse/chance to upgrade. Go with the Eibachs.
    Also, you are at 60k miles and due for a shock rebuild anyway. Save yourself some time and rebuild the shocks when you do the springs. You have to pull them anyway.
     
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    I just install new OEM shocks rear and front c/w Geiser spring on the bottom perch on my 13. One word awesome.
     
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    Getting ready to do the same on mine.
     
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    What is "awesome" about them?
     
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    Gary, the answer to your question is, I found the ride better than my OEM on low and mid perch. The truck handles better at high speeds on and off road, especially in the corners. I have just ordered 37 KO2 boots and will be getting them installed on Friday, I cant wait to see how the ride is like and how it handles then. I never did like the E load KO2.
     
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