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Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Glasgow, MT
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DriveLine Left The Scene!!
ok, this is gonna be long,,,
Situation/what happened: traveling with cruise control set at about 73mph, empty i heard a terrible noise start. i had enough time to turn radio down to determine the issue when all of a sudden a loud bang and i was powerless. pulling over and observed NO driveline anywhere to be found.(had to walk back about 100yrd and out in farm field to retrieve)
Lead Up: after installing a 4" four-link BDS suspension lift in the front and 2" taller blocks in the rear and about 3/8"(per instructions) spacer in the carrier bearing i had a slight vibration/shimmy under Moderate to Heavy acceleration. (also running 35"tires MT tires)
Followup: Battling with Ford we agreed to split the bill 50/50 since i had barely 5,000 miles since mod and only 30,000 on truck total. and it was a minor size lift. they had to replace the complete rear driveline and yoke. Now i do still have a slight vibration/shimmy under hard acceleration.
The BIG QUESTION: what is the cause of this?? about 1/2 people say its axle wrap, other 1/2 say it isn't.. pics to follow..
2008 F350 BLACK CC/SB
Lots of LineX, custom bumper, 12,000#warn, tool box, XD Revolver wheels, tint, Weather Tech floor mats and vent visors, overhead gun rack, underseat pistol mount, custom blacked out taillights and mirror blinkers, PIAA lights (not impressed), center console
As they say:
"Once you go black, you never have to polish chrome again"