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Old 11-20-2011, 09:52 AM
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I have a question about the steering on these trucks. This is my first Ford and first powerstroke so i have no past experiences. My truck is a 08 and just seems to have weird play in the steering. I had front end aligned and all that and on this truck your steering wheel is hardly ever straight while driving. I know roads are graded slightly to let rain drain off and wind plays a factor. I understand the basics but seems like your always having to hold steering wheel a certain way and has more play than usual from my past experiences. Just was curious if i could have something wrong or is this normal for this truck.
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Old 11-20-2011, 10:17 AM
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I have a question about the steering on these trucks. This is my first Ford and first powerstroke so i have no past experiences. My truck is a 08 and just seems to have weird play in the steering. I had front end aligned and all that and on this truck your steering wheel is hardly ever straight while driving. I know roads are graded slightly to let rain drain off and wind plays a factor. I understand the basics but seems like your always having to hold steering wheel a certain way and has more play than usual from my past experiences. Just was curious if i could have something wrong or is this normal for this truck.
what size are your wheels and tires?
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Old 11-20-2011, 11:06 AM
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35x12.50x20 on factory wheels
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Old 11-20-2011, 12:58 PM
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35x12.50x20 on factory wheels
went through the exact same thing,ever since i put on the 35's.....my steering wasn't straight anymore and it wandered all over. what you need is a dual steering stabilizer, i put one on and all my issues went away, steers like stock now...this link gives you a pretty good selection....the $150 range is all you need.....the more expensive ones are just fancier if you are lifted and they are visible...i think you need at least a level lift to run some of these... easy drivway 45 min install....

Stabilizers (2008-2009 Ford Super Duty) - Top Gun Customz i went with the rough country and am very happy with it..
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Old 11-20-2011, 02:31 PM
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I had a similar experience with factory tires after numerous trips to the dealership it was narrowed down to the ball joints and after replacement and a alignment the play in the steering and wandering disappeared
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i run 37x13.5x20 and had the same problem....I also put on dual steering stabilizers and it fixed the problem
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I had a similar experience with factory tires after numerous trips to the dealership it was narrowed down to the ball joints and after replacement and a alignment the play in the steering and wandering disappeared
he dosent have factory tires, he has over sized tires, my ball joints were perfect at 20,000 miles, but the moment i put on the 35's my steering went to chit....
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