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Old 02-21-2013, 07:40 PM
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f250's squatting

hey guys we loaded up 4 sleds on a trailer and hooked them on my 12 f250 and i noticed the *** end is squatting.. I really didnt expect that out of a 3/4 ton... what should i do for the future?
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:38 AM
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Most will tell you airbags. These trucks are made to ride more car like now, which results in more squatting with a trailer attached.
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:47 AM
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i say airbags for sure! i wouldn''t want my truck squatting like a dog taking a ****
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:56 AM
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Define squatting. How far down did it go?

Which GVWR packaged did you get?
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:35 AM
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Airbags and wireless compressor. Sad you need to do this but that's the way they are.
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Old 02-22-2013, 07:09 AM
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Bopper,
I have the 350 KR, and noticed too that my truck did this. But if you look carefully, the truck will only squat 3-4" (on a 350 Anyway) until it it hits the over load springs. then shouldn't go down to far after that. I believe it's like LRDchaos said, it's to give it a car like ride, smoother ride when unloaded and will squat until the overload spring are touching the stops. I have had heavy loads in the back and it really doesn't go down to much after that 1st 3" -4 ". But I too did not like that and installed air bags in the rear. I find with the crappy Factory Rancho shocks, the air bags even helped the ride a little while empty. Hope that helps.



Added Photo, so you can see what I meant about the drop down to overloads,


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Old 02-22-2013, 07:41 AM
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Bopper,
I have the 350 KR, and noticed too that my truck did this. But if you look carefully, the truck will only squat 3-4" (on a 350 Anyway) until it it hits the over load springs. then shouldn't go down to far after that. I believe it's like LRDchaos said, it's to give it a car like ride, smoother ride when unloaded and will squat until the overload spring are touching the stops. I have had heavy loads in the back and it really doesn't go down to much after that 1st 3" -4 ". But I too did not like that and installed air bags in the rear. I find with the crappy Factory Rancho shocks, the air bags even helped the ride a little while empty. Hope that helps.
Not directed toward you but kind of makes me glad that I didn't buy the F-350. I had a assumed that buying the F-350 would have totally stopped that issue guess that is not the case. I went with the F-250 with the camper package instead because it was what I had on my V-10 2008. But I too will put airbags on mine here in the next month because of sag when I hook my trailers to it.
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The F350 also gives you more legal load carrying capacity. Some F250's are overloaded when you put some people in them and a little weight in the bed. Not a problem till you get in an accident and the other guys lawyer knows better.
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Most of the F250s d not have the rear overload springs like you show in the pic above. Unless the truck has the camper package.
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Ours doesnt squat with 14k in tow. But we have overloads
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