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Join Date: Apr 2010
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GM has used variable ratio steering for decades. Ford still uses constant ratio steering gear. You are absolutely correct, the Ford requires more turns of the wheel to make a turn than GM does. This will wear your a$$ out in parking lots, barn yards, off roading or any close quarter manuvers.
This is my biggest complaint on the Ford truck. I though I would get used to it but after 8k miles, I have not.
GM also uses an auto locker axle that requires no input from the driver. No switch on the dash to pull, it just happens. This feature really saves on tire wear as my Ford is just about ready for tires at 8k miles!! ( I will admit there seems to be a problem with the 20 inch Michlen tire package) I ran my tires 45k on the GM trucks. It is almost impossible to get going quickly or with heavy trailer without slipping a tire on the Ford unless I manually lock the axle. My GM trucks never spun unless I asked them to.
I still like the Ford Super Duty much better than the GMs I have had but if Ford really wants to kick some butt, they should take another look at the steering ratio and the locking axle.
2012 F450 Ultimate Lariat pkg, 4X4, FX4, 5th wheel prep, camper pkg, 40console40 seat, Ingot Silver and Black guts
Reese Elite 18k 5th wheel
DuraFlap flaps all 4 corners
60 gal aux tank in bed
7.4 mpg as shown @ 70mph and 25740 lbs gross!!
2012 Fuzion FZ310 Monster Edition Toy Hauler 12,500 dry 16,500 loaded to play. 3100/3500 pin weight
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