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Truck is starting to ride a bit different

First a little about the truck. 2005 Crew F250 with just under 35,000 miles.

I'm starting to notice as I am riding down the highway if I hit a bump the steering wheel starts to jump around a bit. A few times I have hit a bump with one side of the truck and the wheel shacks back and forth like 5-8 times. The entire truck shimmies while the steering wheel is shacking.

I bought this truck with 27K on it and last year we drove over 1400 miles back and forth to TN and another 2000 miles back and forth to FL. I know that this is starting to get worse just have no idea what is causing it. I'm fearing that I need to start replacing parts just not sure where to start.

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Sounds like your steering stabilizer is shot. The stock ones are crap.

Got mine here: http://www.shockwarehouse.com/site/search.cfm

Part# F4-BE5-H086-H0




06 F250 FX4 Lariat, 35" Nitto Terra Grapplers, 6" Lift Leveled w/Bilsteins, 4" MBRP TB Exhaust w/Cat Delete, Edge Insight w/EGT Probe & Dash Pod, SCT X3 w/SRL Tune From Matt @ Gearhead, Powerslot Rotors, Hawk Pads, Upgraded Oil Cooler Screen, Upgraded Turbo Drain Tube, Upgraded STC Fitting, Upgraded FPR Spring, CAT ELC Coolant, ARP Head Studs, Opti-Lube XPD, Coolant Filter, 45K Miles

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First a little about the truck. 2005 Crew F250 with just under 35,000 miles.

I'm starting to notice as I am riding down the highway if I hit a bump the steering wheel starts to jump around a bit. A few times I have hit a bump with one side of the truck and the wheel shacks back and forth like 5-8 times. The entire truck shimmies while the steering wheel is shacking.

I bought this truck with 27K on it and last year we drove over 1400 miles back and forth to TN and another 2000 miles back and forth to FL. I know that this is starting to get worse just have no idea what is causing it. I'm fearing that I need to start replacing parts just not sure where to start.
Any suspension mods? Check track bar ends, tie rod ends, drag link ends, pitman arm nut, and ball joints. It is in one or more of those.
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Any suspension mods? Check track bar ends, tie rod ends, drag link ends, pitman arm nut, and ball joints. It is in one or more of those.
Completely stock. Basic shade tree mechanic here. I know what some of those parts are what should I be looking for?

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Sounds like your steering stabilizer is shot. The stock ones are crap.

Got mine here: Search - Shockwarehouse.com

Part# F4-BE5-H086-H0
What is the process in getting that swapped out?

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I had the exact same problem with my truck and trust me it will get worse from there. Mine ended up being the drag link. Ebay has the ends for about 100 bucks, I would get on this sooner than later.

2005 Ford F250 CCSB 6.0 XLT 4x4

-SCT X3 W/ Innovative and Spartan Tunes
-4" MBRP Turbo Back Exhaust
-MBRP Cat Delete Pipe
-S&B Cold Air Intake
-Amsoil Everywhere
-CAT ELC
-Zoodad Mod
-Edge Insight CS with Pyro
-Sinister Diesel Coolant Filter
-Studded and Deleted
-6.4L Banjo Bolts
-2.5" Top Gun Customz Leveling Kit
-Bilstein 5100 Shocks
-35" General Grabber AT2s

Best track time: 14.1 @ 96MPH
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Sounds like your steering stabilizer is shot. The stock ones are crap.

Got mine here: Search - Shockwarehouse.com

Part# F4-BE5-H086-H0



Mah77 where did you get the bilstein steering stabilizer from? I am about to put a leveling kit on my truck this weekend with bilstein 5100 shocks and I want to get the steering stabilizer to match and to get rid of the crappy stocker. I got my kit from Top Gun Customz and they dont seem to carry the stabilizer but they do have the shocks...

2005 Ford F250 CCSB 6.0 XLT 4x4

-SCT X3 W/ Innovative and Spartan Tunes
-4" MBRP Turbo Back Exhaust
-MBRP Cat Delete Pipe
-S&B Cold Air Intake
-Amsoil Everywhere
-CAT ELC
-Zoodad Mod
-Edge Insight CS with Pyro
-Sinister Diesel Coolant Filter
-Studded and Deleted
-6.4L Banjo Bolts
-2.5" Top Gun Customz Leveling Kit
-Bilstein 5100 Shocks
-35" General Grabber AT2s

Best track time: 14.1 @ 96MPH
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Replace the stabilizer, and if that doesn't fix it, start replacing other parts till you fix it.

What you got is the infamous super duty "death wobble"...its got that name for a reason.
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Heres a video of a pretty bad example:


You can see why its got its name. Hes unloaded, imagine towing a trailer in some wind and get that wheel shake going on...hello ditch.
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What is the process in getting that swapped out?
About 5-10 minutes. Remove two nuts.

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