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Rattle/Clunk from Front end

Hey guys, I've recently started hearing clunk from the front end (you can feel it in the floor board) when I go over decent sized bumps like speed bumps, rail road tracks and quite a bit on dirt roads. It doesnt happen around turns or anything. But I notice it's actually louder when towing. I thought it may have something to do with a steering component but the truck doesn't bump steer at all. Have any of you guys had a similar issue?
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08 F-350 SRW
50k miles

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Hey guys, I've recently started hearing clunk from the front end (you can feel it in the floor board) when I go over decent sized bumps like speed bumps, rail road tracks and quite a bit on dirt roads. It doesnt happen around turns or anything. But I notice it's actually louder when towing. I thought it may have something to do with a steering component but the truck doesn't bump steer at all. Have any of you guys had a similar issue?
Truck info:
08 F-350 SRW
50k miles

Thanks for the help.
Possible front sway bar bushings....
park the truck (obviously) stand on the bumper and bounce up and down and see if it clunks....maybe hard in this size truck, but it may work.
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Possible front sway bar bushings....
park the truck (obviously) stand on the bumper and bounce up and down and see if it clunks....maybe hard in this size truck, but it may work.
That's a good idea. I will see if I can get it to replicate this evening. BUt that woul dmake sense because the truck seems to be kinda washy too.

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Check the shocks also. Had the same noise in an 02 and an 04. 02 ended up being the sway bar end link bushings but the 04 was a blown out shock. Both made the same sound.

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Yeah, I'm rally hoping it's the shocks. I just bought a leveling kit with bilstein 5100 shocks. I'm hoping that it goes away once it's isntalled.

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