Happy 7.3 owner
These brackets are exceptionally well made and overbuilt so you don't have to worry about them failing. The quality is outstanding. The ride is appreciably better than the stock 2002 springs. The bumps are still there and it still rides like a truck, it's just that the bumps are not as harsh. I'm testing this with nothing in the bed and an empty tank. I'm sure that with a full 38 gallons and a toolbox and even a campershell the ride will be MUCH more pleasant than with the old springs. I installed these on a 2002 F250 crewcab longbed 4X4 7.3L. I used 2013 F350 springs. There are no instructions with the brackets so I'll give my brief take on installation. Nothing more than the brackets are needed for the installation however, this is a good time to upgrade the U bolts, spacer block and top plate if you decide to keep the OEM top plate instead of switching to the newer style where the U bolts are inverted. I did not invert the U bolts which meant I had to disassemble the old and the new spring packs and swap a few parts around, not a big deal at all, just be sure to soak all your bolts early on in the process. The brackets should be mounted so the new leaf spring eyelet is 8" forward of the one on the truck since the newer springs are 8" longer in the front, for mine, that meant placing the bracket just a hair forward of resting against the OEM bracket on the frame. I would recommend dropping the fuel tank to air hammer the rivets from the old brackets. I would also recommend removing the truck bed however it isn't necessary, but it does make the job much easier. I chose to hold the brackets in the proper place and drill the lower mounting holes first and then bolt the bracket up to the frame to mark the other holes. All-in-all, a worthwhile upgrade for the last truck I'll ever own. Thanks PMF!!!
Reviewed by: Michael Petschek from San Diego, CA on 6/24/2019