Originally Posted by BUKWAKR
we got the first big snow of the year and the first one for the new ride, when i have it in 4wd and turn the wheel it makes a horrible cluncking sound. now i know that your not supposed to turn on dry pavement in 4wd but this was in the snow, my last few trucks did it a little but not as bad as this one . maybe i'm jumping the gun but don't want any issues already. it has traction control but i don't think that would make a difference. truck is still stock height with stock tires!!
What other older trucks have you had? If they were pre-2004 (I think) then they would have the leaf spring front suspension, and they don't turn as sharp. As a result, the U-joints in the steering knuckles don't bind as hard as they do with the newer trucks with their coil spring front suspensions. You probably don't realize how hard you have your wheel cranked over, as compared to the older tuna boats you used to have.
I have the same experience with the 2008's vs my brother's 03, or my old '99. What will really freak you out is the F450 with it's wide track front end. When you crank that steering wheel over, the inside wheel (on your turn) is nearly at 90*(okay not quite). I have never tried to do that in 4x4, I am afraid that it might do something terrible to the u-joint.