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took my bronco to local ford dealership for passenger radius arm bushing replacement.they called and told me i had a broken coil spring on passenger side .now i wish i would have gotten a lift??!!!! (well was hoping to keep stock)
anyway anyone heard of this??
i was thinkin that because of the movement because of the bad bushing that broke my spring

also can i put a larger than stock spring in there without a lift?
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TileitII said:
took my bronco to local ford dealership for passenger radius arm bushing replacement.they called and told me i had a broken coil spring on passenger side .now i wish i would have gotten a lift??!!!! (well was hoping to keep stock)
anyway anyone heard of this??
i was thinkin that because of the movement because of the bad bushing that broke my spring

also can i put a larger than stock spring in there without a lift?
:wtf
Can't put a larger than stock spring in there without a lift, your truck would look funny, the front would be higher than the back for one, and you would also need different shocks. As for the bad bushing being responsible for a broken coil spring, I've never heard of it doing it. I beat the piss out of my springs and never had one break on me. Ask them to show it to you.
 

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Dont worry i will. i have heard some banging under the passenger floor ,just thinking it was the radius bushing.so they recommende doing both so she wont be cattywompass.
they said 150.00 labor for both,,not sure about part cost yet ,,ill let ya know
 

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if only i had time and the tools id do it
I own a tile showroom 56 hours a week ford called back 90 bucks a spring ,and i told them i want it.
 

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you can fit a bigger spring in there, and it doesn't look funny.

I put 1-ton springs on my 95 with no problems - SEVERAL thousand miles later, still there, no problems.

If you want a new stock coil, let me know...you pay shipping I'll send you my old ones.

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steve,was it hard to replace the coils??
also at superlift i see 2in,4in,6in coils but these look like springs for there lifts ,would the 2in work as a leveler .Im game to try to replace them because ford wants over 350.00 for the whole job both sides.
Basically if i could get the sag outta the front id be real happy and if i have to do it myself im game.
 

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Yea the coils are not hard to get my hardest part was searching the garage for the wench that fit the bottom retaining nut. At most one afternoon having no experience with it.
 

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no on mine. the brackets and riveted to the frame. the newer ones are bolted in. so they tell you to tear down the whole front suspension. which i have done and it takes along time. so i had to drill the rivets out. then beat them out pry the bracket off drill the holes out to fit the next size grade 8 bolt in there and then bolt it back to gether.
 

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Yea the coils are not hard to get my hardest part was searching the garage for the wench that fit the bottom retaining nut. At most one afternoon having no experience with it.
The bottom nut is a 1 1/8'' nut. You can either use a breaker bar and turn it about a 1/2 turn and reposition, Or build the king of all extensions and feed it through the top hole in the shock tower.
 

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I've done both radius arm bushing replacement and upgraded the springs. The bushings were a pain as one bracket was bolted on and one riveted. :banghead I also did the drill out/cutoff/hammer out operation in replacing the bushings. The springs I used were the 2" Superlift variety. I did this to "level" the Bronco's stance and not be so nose heavy. This seriously through the alignement out (luckily I bought superlifts camber bushings along with the coils). Once aligned everthing works fine however I wonder if the angles that the coils put on the TTB (no drop brackets) will bite me in the ass later. Should have went 4"..........(still will). :rockon
 

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I've done both radius arm bushing replacement and upgraded the springs. The bushings were a pain as one bracket was bolted on and one riveted. :banghead I also did the drill out/cutoff/hammer out operation in replacing the bushings. The springs I used were the 2" Superlift variety. I did this to "level" the Bronco's stance and not be so nose heavy. This seriously through the alignement out (luckily I bought superlifts camber bushings along with the coils). Once aligned everthing works fine however I wonder if the angles that the coils put on the TTB (no drop brackets) will bite me in the ass later. Should have went 4"..........(still will). :rockon

I did the same thing...I have a feeling it does create a greater angle then it lets on. Since i just got done with my lift, I noticed alot of excessive wear on the front tires, Everything was tight...Alignment was right on, I think it just puts the front tires on an angle that waers them much faster then stock...Oh well.
 

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Thanks all for your help.I ended up putting stock bronco coil springs in the truck. And yes the coil was actually broken at the top,id say about eight inches of the coil was gone and the truck just sat down on in ,the retaining clip was just sitting there not hooked in to the coil at all.The installation took all of 4.5 hours. the haynes manual walked me right through it. now my camber is out and i let goodyear take care of the tapered bushings .Its over there now they said about a hunge $
 
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