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Can this be removed?

I don't understand the purpose of this part, except that it's waiting to get caught on something. It's about 1/2 way back on the bottom of the truck. It seems like it could be removed and not be a problem. What is it?
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I'm not sure what the hell that is. I have never seen it on my or any of the trucks I've worked on.


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I have one on my excursion. It looks like it has something to do with vibrations. I don't know tho


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NO! Don't touch it!! It used to have a label on it!!

Sorry, couldn't resist.
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I believe that was Fords answer to vibration issues. They were installed as part of a TSB.


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Yep, that's a vibration dampner. It can be removed but you may get a vibration or a noise.

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It looks like something to absorb vibrations. There's one on the trucks at work I drive, Volvo big trucks. It's full of rubber inside it. Not sure how much good they really do.

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Thanks guys. I guess I'll leave it since I haul family. It just seems like a poor location to me.

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Take it off, what's the worst that could happen? The worst that can happen is that it does unleash vibration and you put back on.

I'd do it a night though, what if NYC F-350 is right?

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It's a factory installed possum catcher....free road kill for everyone

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