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Poor Ride on 2012 front suspension

Brand new 2012 F250 front suspension bangs really hard when going over bumps. Is the front actually bottoming out? Factory tires doing this or is there something wrong with it?
Have riden in F250 & F350 and this seems to be a bit of a common problem.

Ideas to cure the issue?
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The Superduty suspension is rides hard naturally.
The high air pressure in the oem "E" rated tires add to a harsh ride.
Have you checked your front end components, steering linkage, shocks, and track bar?
Shock upgrades and dual steering stabilizers have helped this problem in my previous trucks.

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Compared to my 2008 F-250 I think my 2012 is very spongy.
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What options you have because mine rides terrible. Like absolutely horrible. F250 supercab lariat, 10kgvwr, snowplow prep, fx4. Ride is unbearable. Owned it for four days and I am bringing it back to dealer first thing and telling them to get me another.
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My brother in law has both a ram 2500 crew big horn and 2500 hd Denali. Both trucks ride and drive much better then this junk box. And I am a diehard ford guy. But.... Steering is loose and numb and not linear or direct. Ride is terrible. I could have got the dodge for 10k less
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Wow...I had 3 Tundras before this and I think my truck, while a superduty with HD suspension, rides well. My steering is spot on. While it takes a little more rotation of the wheel to turn lock to lock, I have ZERO complaints about mine. To be fair, when I test drove the RAM, GM and Ford...I couldn't really perceive much of a difference in the steering and rides. I didn't make my decision based on those things.

Got Stroke...you must have gotten a dud or something like that. Sorry you're unhappy...

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You know it's funny to hear people complaining about the way my "9000 pound truck doesn't ride like my 5000 pound F150 or whatever truck". Especially on a truck that is only "4 days old". The dang suspension has not even had to get broken in. Also if you buy a truck with snow plow prep no crap it's going to ride rougher in the front than a regular front end. My 6.7 rides way better than my 6.0 did and a hell of a lot better than brother in laws 2011 Dodge 6.7 heck my dads F350 rides better than the Dodge. These things make me laugh.


Now if you truck is "banging" take the thing to the dealer and get it looked at. That's why they have warranty.
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What options you have because mine rides terrible. Like absolutely horrible. F250 supercab lariat, 10kgvwr, snowplow prep, fx4. Ride is unbearable. Owned it for four days and I am bringing it back to dealer first thing and telling them to get me another.
Correct me if I'm wrong but doesn't the snowplow package include stiffer front suspension. You bought a 3/4 ton truck with a solid front axle and paid for a package to make the front stiffer and are wondering why it rides rough? All I can suggest is new fancy shocks

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What options you have because mine rides terrible. Like absolutely horrible. F250 supercab lariat, 10kgvwr, snowplow prep, fx4. Ride is unbearable. Owned it for four days and I am bringing it back to dealer first thing and telling them to get me another.
Heavier spring rating on the snow plow prep package of coarse. Have to ask did you drive this truck before you took delivery / signed papers? Good luck with getting a new truck after 4 days. Why don't you just go trade it in for a Dodge or Chevy and be done with it....

oh. I love the ride of my 2012 F350, kinda springy in the front with those Ranchos and that's nothing Bilsteins cant fix.



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