Anybody know of any similarly priced springs that are softer? Your thoughts?
Yeah, I got a thought. xD
Find out what springs are on it now.
Are you sure they're original factory springs?
If so, they'll have a white plastic label on 'em with black lettering, read off
the engineering numbers on the labels and post 'em. :)
In '91 (got the Ford light truck manuals for 1991) the stock front springs for
"all" Broncos was "B", according to the "book". I went-up 2 steps to D's from
a '91 F150 Super Cab, on mine. :)
New factory springs, like wimpy-assed "A" springs will give you "closest to
stock height" as anything you're gonna find aftermarket. They're made by
the factory to do that, at some level.
My '75 F150 came with wimpy springs and it -really- sucked! Holy crap. :/
They changed out under warranty to "lumber wagon springs". That's what
the guys at the dealership was saying "it'll ride like a lumber wagon with
those springs on it! :/" "I want 'em anyway! :)" Fixed the truck right up!
Brand spanking new and it'd bounce all over hell! :(
Boing boing boing boing boing boing boing<-shocks alone don't fix that!
(anybody wanna argue 'bout that? ;)
It'd bottom out going through Willcox. Willcox is a town that has the two
water drainage "dips" on both sides of most of their intersections. You've
seen streets like that I'm sure.
It'd dance sideways something terrible on a dirt road when new too. Fixed
that with a combination of the stiffer front springs and my own fixing it to
accept dual shocks front and back.
Just want you to know what wimpy springs might get-cha. "A" springs on
your Bronco prob'ly won't be quite as bad as my '75 F150 acted brand new
tho, I believe, but could be wrong 'bout that! :/
Here's the lighter of the two springs the dealership put on my '75 F150 in
'75. I found a heavy one that matched the heavier spring from the "set"
and put it on and leveled out the truck for-the-first-time-in-its-existence!
The other spring is a lighter spring and it's off an -F250- of the same era...
...that's 3/4" fuel hose I'd slipped over the "top turn" way back when.
That purple stripe is Ford's old way of identifying the springs, it's 2 steps
down from the top. I got a pair of "white with yellow stripes" on it now?
Anyway, they're 1 step down from the stiffest they made for those trucks.
Ford calls this measurement "ride height"...
...at 232+1/4" ...it's pretty dangged high. ;)
(both sides are -within- 1/64" of each other now)
Alvin in AZ
ps- My old pickup rides firm but not harsh.