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post #141 of 158 Old 08-22-2019, 08:14 PM
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They make a special eccentric bushing for the upper ball joint to change caster/camber angle. Also if the tires are toed in too much towards the front itíll eat the outsides up for sure.


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Yep, agree. If you are wearing the outside edge of the front tires you are toed in. In other words, the front tires are aimed towards each other (slightly) instead of being close to parallel.

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post #142 of 158 Old 08-23-2019, 05:31 AM
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Thanks for the replies! Hearing that my tire problem is not a lost cause is good for my stress levels. I’m anxious for next Wednesday to see how much the alignment is off. I’ll let you know!
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Has anyone figured out a way to get better fuel mileage out of the F-450? My 2016 Platinum, for lack of a better description, sucks in Fuel mileage. Lucky to get 13 MPG, truck bed empty and no trailer.
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I have a 2005 550 CC Standard cab.I bought for a project truck.The 6.0 doesn't run.Has alot of new parts on the motor.I was going to put my 75 super cab on the frame the 05 is in such good shape decide to keep the 05 cab on it.I ended given the 75 rolling chassi minus the motor and transmission.they're going to be swapped in the 05 selling the 05 motor and trans.The motor going into the 550 is a Perkins 6.0 in line diesel twin turbo the trans is a 1000 Alison 6sp out of a 06 duramax.I made a stand alone system tap, and tow haul work programmed with EFI Live.
I have remove all stoke springs and spring brackets from frame.Left the front spring brackets to use for the home made airride track arms setup.Used Kenworth air bags from the 8 bags setup.Just the right size and readily available.Cut a section out of the frame 60" to put a 2016 dually bed on.Had to make frame mounts to put the bed on because frame is narrower than the 350s.
Picked up a B&W flip over set from a swap meet for $75.00 had to narrow it also and drill holes in frame and weld it.
Switched out the bench seat with bucket seats and console a friend gave me .They were tan I dyed them grey to match the rest of the interior.
Working on the left tail light mechanism that pushes the light out to be able to put fuel in.I don't want to cut another hole in the bedside for a door.The bed was a new take off .0 miles on it.The original fuel filter is in the front going to use it to run the air hose out from under the bedside.I have a gear driven air compressor on the motor.I have to switch out the grille and headlights and bumper for all chrome.I like skinny things.
I have figure out how to post pictures.
I was originally going to use the truck for some hot shoting when I retire in a couple of years maybe.
Sorry for rambling on.There are of other things I've done like I built a double receiver hitch.And still have to build the front airride.
If this isn't the place for this I will move it are you may. Just figured because of it's a F550
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Thanks your thread idea! Although I still haven't owned any F250/F350, I expected a thread where everyone can share their experience and I and learn from them. When I save enough money I'll buy an F250 or F350.
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Dana S130L to S135 Swap

Looking for some help here on axle swap and potential outer hub swap to get the right lug pattern.

I have a 2005 F450 with a Dana S130L 4.88 ratio, it has the limited slip but I need a full locker however one is not made for the S130 axle. The S135 from 99 to 04 trucks takes a drop in Detroit locker however the lug pattern on the S135 is 8x225 and the S130 is 10x225, they make 2" thick aluminum adapters but I do not want to go this route and want to stay with the 10x225 direct bolt on 20" super single wheels I have purchased, does anyone know if the the 10 lug outer hubs from the S130 axle be swapped directly onto the S135 axle with out modification?

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Howdy folks-
It is very refreshing to come across a thread like this.
I have had my ‘08 F-450 since it was new. Bought in late ‘07, and just went over 50K with it.
It sat so long with numerous deployments and then working overseas.
It is a job 1 with the 4:88’s.
Ford had flashed it many years ago to make the regeneration work a bit differently. Originally, The instrument cluster had something like “cleaning in progress”, but now it just kind of does it when it wants to .
Anyway enough babbling. Any pointers out there with regards to maintenance other than what the supplement calls for?
Thanks in advance.
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Looking for some help here on axle swap and potential outer hub swap to get the right lug pattern.

I have a 2005 F450 with a Dana S130L 4.88 ratio, it has the limited slip but I need a full locker however one is not made for the S130 axle. The S135 from 99 to 04 trucks takes a drop in Detroit locker however the lug pattern on the S135 is 8x225 and the S130 is 10x225, they make 2" thick aluminum adapters but I do not want to go this route and want to stay with the 10x225 direct bolt on 20" super single wheels I have purchased, does anyone know if the the 10 lug outer hubs from the S130 axle be swapped directly onto the S135 axle with out modification?

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I have a 2000 f550 4x4 that I put custom built 8x225-20 super singles on. I went with MPT 38's as I also have 4.88 gears to get a bit better hwy cruise. It didn't hit me until after I had the wheels made to maybe put 10x225-20 hubs on my axles, front and back. Were you able to find actual manufactured super singles wheels for the 10x225-20 or did you have them built custom? I'm not particularly happy with the custom 8x225-20 wheels I had made. I am very happy with a super single set up as it works very well for the things I do. If I knew 10x225 aftermarket wheels were available (not custom), I'd look more at putting those hubs on my axles. I would also really like a LSD for my axle. One might be able to look at the axle as-built data to see if similar parts are used??

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I've heard several times now that f450/f550 c&c are derated from the factory. Can anyone positively verify if a 2000 F550 4x4 c&c 7.3psd was also derated from the factory? I've searched but not come up with anything but hearsay. Being an older 2000 makes me question it?????
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