So, the rubber/polyurethane/whatever rear perch pads that contact my overload springs needed to be replaced. They were worn out, getting to metal on metal. I figured, ok, no biggie, I'll go down to the Ford dealer and get new ones. My spring pack and pads did not match at all a stock F350, regardless of the "Camper Package" option. I bought the truck new in 2001.
So, after going to two different Ford Dealers(one being the one I bought it from), and two different suspension shops, nobody could get me pads. Apparently, when I ordered the "Camper Package" option, the truck must have shown up without it, so dealer sent it to a suspension shop and had custom overloads put on. They had no record of what they put on it or who did it. I never knew, I just assumed it was Ford OEM.
So, after a LOT of research, what I've found is that my truck has overloads off an F550, but nobody knows where the perches came from. I ended up just putting on stock F350 perches.
$6 pads ended up costing me $160 and a days worth of being on my back under the truck. But it explains why I can haul a fully loaded Arctic Fox 1150 so well--It still rides butt-high with a 3-ton camper fully loaded.
I have F550 overload springs. Bonus I guess.
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