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Old 08-17-2007, 05:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Can anyone identify this suspension lift?

I purchased this 05 F350 a few months ago from a dealer. They have no clue what lift is on the truck and I'm unable to find any type of markings. Maybe yall can help me out. Sorry for the bad pics, its pitch black outside.




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Old 08-17-2007, 05:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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To add to the excitement..... recently the truck has been suffering from death wobble. I found that the steering stabilizers shown in the pics above were shot. I replaced it with a skyjacker kit last night.



These cured the problem until I had to travel a decrepit road today. The steering components trashed the drivers side shock.



Skyjacker says this will work with a 4 inch lift which I assume it is. I measure 5.5" from the original mounting points to the new ones. Anyone know what I can do with this?
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Old 08-17-2007, 05:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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idk what kit that is but check and double check the track bar, make absolutely sure that the brackets and bushings are as tight as possible. This has been the cause of my DW several times. Also check balance of tires and for any play in the steering system itself considering its all been modified. Start it up and get your wife or gf to wiggle the steering wheel back and forth, the axle should not move side to side at all, if it does then something is loose.

sorry idk what lift that is.
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Old 08-17-2007, 06:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah thats where I started on this a couple of days ago. I replaced the track bar bushing checked all of the bolts. I lifted the truck and checked the ball joints hubs and tierods.

The only problem I have found was the original steering stabilizers that were on it. The drivers side was ben and the passenger side had rubbed on the tierods enough to rub a hole though it.

The new kit has completely gotten rid of the problem. Its just that its coming in contact with the steering. I just need to find out what lift is on it so that I can either find a kit that will work on the truck or contact skyjacker to find out how to make this kit work.
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Old 08-17-2007, 06:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
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will the stabilizers mount on the bottom of the tie rod ? if so that should take care of your problem
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will the stabilizers mount on the bottom of the tie rod ? if so that should take care of your problem
the bracket from the front axle isn't long enough to do it. I'm starting to wonder if i should make a longer bracket to do just that.
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its a pro comp basic 6 "

i have the same one for sale in the classifieds -
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Old 08-17-2007, 07:14 PM   #8 (permalink)
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its a pro comp basic 6 "

i have the same one for sale in the classifieds -
Can you do me a favor and take some measurements of it for me? I think mine is only a 4", but I'm not sure. What steering stabilizer were you using? Did you have sway bar drop mount?
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Old 08-17-2007, 07:19 PM   #9 (permalink)
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its a pro comp basic 6 "

i have the same one for sale in the classifieds -


Right on the money.
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It took me a little while but I found yours in the classifieds. Figures the other board I am on said it definetly wasn't a Pro-Comp. It sure looks like it is to me now.
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Shouldn't have to rely on steering stabilizers to "fix" DW, as they do not actually fix the problem, rather only mask it. Be sure to check your caster angle as well.
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Shouldn't have to rely on steering stabilizers to "fix" DW, as they do not actually fix the problem, rather only mask it. Be sure to check your caster angle as well.
I'm not relying on it I just tow an awful lot and prefer to have them with the newer superdutys having the suspension problems they do. The original kit that was on the truck was actually the cause of the DW. I just want to find a kit that fits.
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I'm not relying on it I just tow an awful lot and prefer to have them with the newer superdutys having the suspension problems they do. The original kit that was on the truck was actually the cause of the DW. I just want to find a kit that fits.

I didnt read the thread fully to see you had deathwobble issues. The procomp trac bar bolt hole is too large, drill out the upper trac bar bolt hole as well as the upper trac bar eye hole to 7/8" and replace with 7/8" bolt.

Tighten all you want, that bracket will most likely have play


And for future reference...procomp sucks
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