There has really never been a love/hate relationship at OFF-ROAD magazine like the one between the staff and our Super Duty, the STD (the Super Turd Diesel). It's a first generation 6.0L truck that has seen enough problems to be lemon-lawed, but we look at every one of those problems as opportunities to learn more and get some cool articles. Of course, we've had to basically replace or rebuild almost every component on this truck, but we're really starting to get somewhere. If you've been a loyal reader over the better part of the last decade, you might remember how many tires, wheels, seats, tuners, gears, turbochargers, driveshafts, bumpers, and suspensions have been on this truck. In all that time, there have been a few things pulled off this truck that we would like to have seen stay on. One in particular happened to be the Full Traction coilover conversion and King shocks that were put on this truck back in 2006. The kit was ideal for the way this truck is used, and after many years and many kits, we've (again) gotten a Full Traction kit to outfit our Super Duty and get it closer to our goal of a finished and superior Super Duty that would make any 2010 truck owner jealous. 1. The Full Traction front coilover and four-link conversion is made for '99-to-'04 Super Dutys and comes with everything you see here. You can order King coilovers directly through Full Traction or you can supply your own with the suspension. If you're not ordering your King shocks through Full Traction, then remember to order a single rate, 500-pound-per-inch coil on top of the coilovers. You can use either a 2.5 or a 3.0 coilover with this suspension, with either an 8-inch-stroke or 10-inch-stroke coilover shock, depending if you want 6 or 8 inches of lift on the front of your Super Duty.1. The Full Traction front coilover and four-link conversion is made for '99-to-'04 Super 2. We installed our Full Traction suspension at South Bay Truck & 4x4 in Hawthorne, California, where they work on lots of drivetrains and suspensions. Frank Gilliland was able to help us install the complete suspension in just under a day. We started the install by lifting the truck up, removing stock shock brackets, and installing the coilover buckets on the frame. All holes necessary to bolt up the buckets are already in the frame.2. We installed our Full Traction suspension at South Bay Truck & 4x4 in Hawthorne, Califo 3. The link and coilover axle bracket bolts in place of the leaf springs on the front axle. To get them to fit correctly, you'll need to remove the back part of the U-bolt plate on the passenger side of the truck. After the plate is cut, you can use the newly supplied hardware to bolt the bracket in place.3. The link and coilover axle bracket bolts in place of the leaf springs on the front axle 4. The four-link frame brackets bolt directly in place on the frame using supplied holes. We highly suggest leaving all bolts loosely tightened until every one of them is in place-they are a very tight fit with all (bolts) installed.4. The four-link frame brackets bolt directly in place on the frame using supplied holes. 5. The Full Traction four-link bars come with right-hand thread and left-hand thread rod ends so you can shorten or lengthen the bars on the truck without having to unbolt them from their brackets. This allows you to adjust the caster of the axle much more quickly.5. The Full Traction four-link bars come with right-hand thread and left-hand thread rod e 1 | 2 | » | View Full Article By Jerrod Jones Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!