suspension sag while towing - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
General 6.7 Discussion (2011-2016) General 6.7 Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 17 Old 06-17-2011, 11:43 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 77
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Smile suspension sag while towing

I have a 2011 F 250 king ranch that I tow a 9000 lb travel trailer with,I got the trailer last year towed it with my 2009 chevy 2500 duramax with no noticeable sag in the rear at all.I got this truck in the winter and did'nt tow with it until the other day, then noticed how soft the rear is compaired to the chevy.Does anybody know about f350 rear suspension blocks being put into a f250 to have less sag while towing? Or is there something else i can do?I do have a weight distribution hitch with anti sway.I adjusted it preety good, but i'm still not that happy.What should i do? I also only tow about 8 times a year,so is it worth all the trouble? Thanks for the info.
bfuelstroke11 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 17 Old 06-17-2011, 12:03 PM
Dont Mess With Texas!


 
ThirdCoastStroker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Corpus Christi TX
Posts: 5,724
Thanks: 2
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
get airbags


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Casey

New Truck
15' F-350 King Ranch 4x4 CCLB
Platinum White / Caribou Metallic
Stock for now!

Old Truck
08' F-350 King Ranch 4x4 CCSB
H&S Mini Maxx 300 HD
5" Straight Pipe to 7" rolled tip
AFE S2 PDS
ARP Head Studs
FloPro EGR Delete with Intake Elbow
FloPro CAC pipe
Rebuilt beefed up OEM Up pipes
Deisel Site Coolant Filter
Firestone RideRite Airbags
Leveled
35X12.50R20 ProComp Xtreme A/T
Ranch Hand Front and Rear Replacement Bumpers
ThirdCoastStroker is offline  
post #3 of 17 Old 06-17-2011, 12:26 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
ups 6.0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 392
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by bfuelstroke11 View Post
I have a 2011 F 250 king ranch that I tow a 9000 lb travel trailer with,I got the trailer last year towed it with my 2009 chevy 2500 duramax with no noticeable sag in the rear at all.I got this truck in the winter and did'nt tow with it until the other day, then noticed how soft the rear is compaired to the chevy.Does anybody know about f350 rear suspension blocks being put into a f250 to have less sag while towing? Or is there something else i can do?I do have a weight distribution hitch with anti sway.I adjusted it preety good, but i'm still not that happy.What should i do? I also only tow about 8 times a year,so is it worth all the trouble? Thanks for the info.
Got pics??

2011 F350 Lariat,6.7,3.55, crew cab, FX4, longbed w/custom Reese 5th wheel hitch,white,black leather,moon roof,navigation.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
ups 6.0 is offline  
post #4 of 17 Old 06-18-2011, 06:45 AM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 38
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by bfuelstroke11 View Post
I have a 2011 F 250 king ranch that I tow a 9000 lb travel trailer with,I got the trailer last year towed it with my 2009 chevy 2500 duramax with no noticeable sag in the rear at all.I got this truck in the winter and did'nt tow with it until the other day, then noticed how soft the rear is compaired to the chevy.Does anybody know about f350 rear suspension blocks being put into a f250 to have less sag while towing? Or is there something else i can do?I do have a weight distribution hitch with anti sway.I adjusted it preety good, but i'm still not that happy.What should i do? I also only tow about 8 times a year,so is it worth all the trouble? Thanks for the info.
Airbags Airbags Airbags.. With wireless compressor.. The apparently softened up the rear springs to improve the ride. I have a toy hauler TT and had the same sag.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC00654.jpg
Views:	838
Size:	95.8 KB
ID:	26327   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC00661.jpg
Views:	594
Size:	46.9 KB
ID:	26328   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC00667.jpg
Views:	569
Size:	44.2 KB
ID:	26329  
frt2599 is offline  
post #5 of 17 Old 06-18-2011, 07:22 AM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 8
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
What are the wheel well measurements at each wheel unloaded vs. when you are loaded with the TT packed-up and trailer connected on flat ground?
RedRocket204 is offline  
post #6 of 17 Old 06-18-2011, 07:38 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
4x4ord's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Alberta
Posts: 640
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I would start with the F350 blocks. The 350's start out with the back up a little and then would level out when you tow. The 250 to 350 blocks are interchangeable just need longer u-bolts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
4x4ord is offline  
post #7 of 17 Old 06-27-2011, 01:09 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 65
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by frt2599 View Post
Airbags Airbags Airbags.. With wireless compressor.. The apparently softened up the rear springs to improve the ride. I have a toy hauler TT and had the same sag.
Great Pix! Thanks!!!

2011 F250 XLT 6.7 PSD 4X4 Crew 3.31 rear-end in Sterling Grey
1tough_crew is offline  
post #8 of 17 Old 06-27-2011, 07:34 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
richc22a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 612
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
My 07, and 09 F-250's would sag slightly with my 8k bumper pull. Which is precisely why I spent the additional $600.00 and got the F-350 srw. On the F-250's the equalizer hitch helped, evening everything out, reduced the night 'bright lights' in the face from drivers not enjoying my headlights in their face. The last time I pulled the bumper pull w the F-350, no equalizer hitch, no sag, ride not noticeably different than the F-250.

Almost all the rec veh tow accidents I see are with vehicles overloaded at the bumper, explorers, 1/2 ton's... to me the sag is a warning.

Driving: 2011 Pale Adobe...F-350 CC 6.7 FX4 3:55-Locking Rear End-Dual Alternators-premium Lariat, moon rf, added wheel flares, 2-tone black base

Picked up 4/29/10 as of 06/20/2012 109,000+miles
richc22a is offline  
post #9 of 17 Old 06-28-2011, 11:56 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Wellington Nevada
Posts: 8,706
Thanks: 1
Thanked 42 Times in 41 Posts
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 5 reviews
Air bags or Deaver rear mini spring packs..
CT Performance, Inc. is offline  
post #10 of 17 Old 07-02-2011, 03:43 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Colstrip, Montana
Posts: 26
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Sag/Camper Package?

Reading about sag issues made me wonder, so I ordered my '11 with the camper package, ensuring I got the heaviest suspesion, sway bar, and a single overload leaf in the rear. I have a 25" low profile 5th wheel with gooseneck adapter, and the factory goose neck hitch package. The trailer weighs 6k plus, the local Montana DOT scale says my front axle weight driver off, full fuel is 4680,rear axle 3340. 8020 total, 10k gvw package My 97 didn't weigh this much. Both Super cab long box, diesel. My trailer is lighter than most I see in the posts.With hitch weight, 2 dogs, 2 passengers, I estimate I will be at max GVW, but under both max GCVW, and rear axle weight. Does anyone have experience with the camper package and sag? Thanks, Pete
colstripguy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome