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post #1 of 24 Old 12-07-2011, 02:50 PM Thread Starter
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Letter from Ford

Received a letter from Ford today reguarding severe steering wheel and front wheel vibrations on f250 and f350 4x4 trucks. They are saying the problem with this is people are intentionally lowering the tire pressure to change the ride characteristics. Im not buying this because im running the correct air pressure the tire calls for. I have experienced the tire shimmy on the interstate a few times while crossing over an overpass and the truck just went wild. It scared the living crap out of me. Maybe this is right, i dont know but i certainly dont want to experience it again.
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Me also. Looks like a recall is on it's way as soon as Ford figures out this mess.


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I got the same letter, I guess I am one of the lucky ones as I don't have this issue. I have read on different sites that if you replace your steering stabilizers with a set of Rough Country steering stabilizers it fixes the problem. It has to be the DUAL ARMS one. Here is the link.

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If Ford wants to recall something how about a recall of the 6.0 in general? You telling me that aftermarket mfg can figure out what to fix on it but Ford and International don't have a clue? I'm not buying it. Sorry for hijacking the op.
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I laughed when I read the ford letter. Maybe it's just me but I have had and worked around alot of leaf spring solid axle front end trucks and I have never experianced the issue at hand. Now even tho I have never had this issue in my 05 it must be something with the coil over setup because my buddy with his 04 didn't get one....

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I got the same letter. I've never had the problem with my truck, but I'm familiar with the issue. Death wobble is a well known issue in the 4x4 community and usually happens to rigs with worn components like tie rods, drag links, or panhard bars. It can also be caused by bad alignment or bad suspension geometry. I know it's possible that it can be caused by out of round or under inflated tires, but worn components sounds much more feasible to me.

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It also said not to put larger tires or a lift kit on these trucks. Think they'll notice?

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^^^^^hahaha i dont think they will, the truck looks so nice in your pics it looks like it just came from the factory.

my 05 doesnt do it very bad at all but our 04 dump truck f450 cab and chassis is scary as shi+ on the highway, put a load in the back and it gets worse. i put bilstein steering stabilizers on both and my 05 didnt change but it made a world of difference to the 04, is this supposed to only happen on 05 and up

edit: after i seen this thread and went to check my mail, i got the letter too.

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Is this an American thing? Are you guys under warranty?

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I laughed at mine when I saw it. Because Death wobble isnt caused just by tires. There are a handfull of other things that come into play! If it was just tires they wouldn't send out letters to everyone!

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