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Old 03-02-2010, 03:47 PM
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new member with alot of questions

I have a 2000 f250 powerstroke with a 8'' fabtech lift

my plans are to buy the fabtech 5.5'' front fabtech leaf springs and changing the blocks or removing the add a leaf from the rear to lower the truck

I,m also going to change all the ball joints and bushings in the front end. Im going to replace the center bearing on my drive shaft while I'm at it

I am hoping this will help me get a little better mileage (don't care if doesn't) Cheaper tires better handling and a little softer suspension, but most of all will stop the front of my truck from feeling loose it feels like I can turn the wheel both ways a little and the truck does nothing and it wanders so you have to constantly steer it . Also when i leave from a dead stop i feel a thud from the rear before i move
it is getting worse. the last time this happened the dealer said they needed to service the slip yoke and it stopped.

so I was wondering if doing the things above will help solve my problems and if there is anything else I should do

Thanks
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Old 03-03-2010, 11:52 AM
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If you could live with a 4.5" lift I'd sell all and get stock springs and a 4.5" hanger kit.
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Old 03-04-2010, 05:53 AM
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Depending on the miles on the truck, I would look at the steering box for the steering issue. You can usually have an alignment shop check that for free. I changed mine 2 weeks ago because of the same problem and man did it make all of the difference in the world. I don't have near as much lift as you but its something to look at.
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Old 03-04-2010, 10:40 AM
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Depending on the miles on the truck, I would look at the steering box for the steering issue. You can usually have an alignment shop check that for free. I changed mine 2 weeks ago because of the same problem and man did it make all of the difference in the world. I don't have near as much lift as you but its something to look at.
i will try that out my truck haa 80000 miles on it can i adjust the sterring box myself or does the dealer have to do it thanks for the help
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Old 03-04-2010, 10:46 AM
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I just replaced the box. Got it for $170 at oreilleys. I just had the dealership check the front end. I replaced the parts they tried to sell me. Then, I went back for them to check and align the front end. If you choose to replace it, CAREFUL! Some of those parts are under tension.
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