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Old 08-05-2015, 01:02 PM   #31
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My truck is a 2008 it sits level when not loaded. That is just crazy for Ford to put out there. All the money I paid for a Super duty truck and its a diesel. This should not be a concern. I called Albany spring near me they told me they could add a leaf to make it more heavy duty. Never said anything about my driveshaft and it would be about $500.00 dollars. Don't get me wrong my truck halls the load without the timbrens but does sag some. For the price of these trucks it should not be a customer problem. Not sure what I am going to do. If Ford had made the bump stopper flat not half round that would probably make a difference with my problem. May end up removing timbrens and wait till I can afford the spring, wish I had known could have put the $200 spent on timbrens to heavier springs. I had a 2003 Dodge Ram with the Hemi before this truck, it seemed to have a stiffer rear suspension. I liked the truck allot was even four doors but was getting this Eagle and wanted a diesel. At the time I could not find a Dodge diesel I liked. They were finding me one it did not even have the tow mirrors come a 2500 without tow mirrors. This Ford just kept catching my eye when I drove by for work. So after a test drive I was hooked.
Did you buy the truck used? If its the truck in the pic in your signature, it does appear to be sitting level unloaded. Thats a red flag to me, espically with a diesel engine. In fact if you look at the truck (although the pic is small and I cant enlarge it) it appears that the space inbetween the top of the tire to the bottom of the fender is larger in the front than the rear. Im going to go out on a limb and guess that the previous owner installed a leveler kit to the front of your truck so it wouldnt always be riding down hill (like they all do from the factory). If thats the case, you may want to have the alignment checked. When installed, it changes the dementions of the front suspension. You may not notice any abnormal wear on your tires, but a lift like that will change the caster angle and caster is a non tire wearing angle but will affect how well a vehicle drives down the road. Personally, if its there, id remove it from my vehicle.
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No Plowtoy I bought the truck NEW from a Ford dealer in 2008. Its an FX4, XLT, odd package always sat level from when purchased.
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Here is a picture bigger, 08 FX$, XLT, 21,000 original miles on it now. Pictures of original bump stop and timbren and before and after installation. All the tow options and snow plow prep that could be why
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Hey Idahoboy, was wondering how much space you have between your timbrens unloaded. The picture shows mine, also do you have the half round steel that the timbrens sit on when loaded, any sway.. Anyone else experiencing problems with the timbrens. I don't know if it is a problem with the timbrens but maybe what they come into contact with. How are they working for other brand trucks.
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looks a little close unloaded, but should be fine, then again, mine ride on the axle all the time due to warn out springs. I really think theres something else going on... just not sure what that is... It may still be worth while having the alignment checked if you have never had that done. You would have to look at the recomended service manual, but GM (i know, its not apples to apples) used to recomend having an alignment check done every 12 months or 12000 miles.
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