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2013 F550 knapheide bed and vehicle weight of 21,500lbs

Hey guys! New member here. I used to be big into the forums but after getting married and having a kid its been hard to find the the time to keep up with the forums like I used to. I have a 2009 f250 with a few mods so im somewhat familiar to the ford diesel world. I just switched jobs to a new company and was issued a 2013 f550 with a Knapheide service bed and Stellar crane. The truck is loaded with tools, parts, compressor, welder, ETC and LOADED DOWN! I ran across the scales the other day at the truck stop and it was just a hair under 21500lbs. The truck has a Bully Dog GT tuner and air bags. Its stock other than that. The issue I am having is with the steering. When I got the truck the steering was fine. But once I loaded it down with tools and parts the steering went to ****. I run 80lbs in the bags on one side and 65 on the other side to make it sit level. The steering on this thing is dangerous. I have done some research and found there is a fix for the so called "death wobble" My issue is I don't want to drop the cash to buy a new track bar if this wont fix my issue. I don't have a wobble the steering is just all over the place. I'm sure the issue is due to all the added weight but I just wanted to see if any other members had field service trucks and bad steering issues. Let me know what you guys think. Thanks
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Hey guys! New member here. I used to be big into the forums but after getting married and having a kid its been hard to find the the time to keep up with the forums like I used to. I have a 2009 f250 with a few mods so im somewhat familiar to the ford diesel world. I just switched jobs to a new company and was issued a 2013 f550 with a Knapheide service bed and Stellar crane. The truck is loaded with tools, parts, compressor, welder, ETC and LOADED DOWN! I ran across the scales the other day at the truck stop and it was just a hair under 21500lbs. The truck has a Bully Dog GT tuner and air bags. Its stock other than that. The issue I am having is with the steering. When I got the truck the steering was fine. But once I loaded it down with tools and parts the steering went to ****. I run 80lbs in the bags on one side and 65 on the other side to make it sit level. The steering on this thing is dangerous. I have done some research and found there is a fix for the so called "death wobble" My issue is I don't want to drop the cash to buy a new track bar if this wont fix my issue. I don't have a wobble the steering is just all over the place. I'm sure the issue is due to all the added weight but I just wanted to see if any other members had field service trucks and bad steering issues. Let me know what you guys think. Thanks
How much weight was on the front axle vs the rear?

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Company truck? Make the company pay for the fix.
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