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Poll. Front end of new SuperDutys

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by Fordistough, Dec 3, 2006.

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What Front-end would you put on the new SuperDuty?

  1. Solid Axle, with Leaf Springs

    21 vote(s)
    51.2%
  2. Solid Axle, with Coil Springs

    15 vote(s)
    36.6%
  3. Independant axles, With Coil Springs

    3 vote(s)
    7.3%
  4. Independant axles, with Double-Wishbone system (Chev)

    2 vote(s)
    4.9%
  1. Fordistough

    Fordistough Senior Member
    from USA
    Messages: 394

    Hi everybody, Just a little Ford Poll. The question is If you were to design the 08 SuperDuty, What would you set up the front end like?
     
  2. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,714

    I dont really mind the new Fords, but GM made the new trucks look fugly.....:cry:
     
  3. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,873

    solid axle with leaf springs. simple to work on simple to use and thats the one thing i do actually like about the fords, you can still get a solid front axle. chevys and their damn cushy loving butts
     
  4. starc

    starc Senior Member
    Messages: 229

    I think the solid front axel with leafs is best...I've only ever owned ford trucks and would never switch to any other brand. Buddy of mine is a chev nut and he's always fixing something...
     
  5. qualitylandscap

    qualitylandscap Member
    Messages: 83

    For a plow truck give me a solid Axel with leaf springs, but for an everyday truck to do mowing and a personal truck I like the Chevy independent axle with the wishbone.
     
  6. Fordistough

    Fordistough Senior Member
    from USA
    Messages: 394

    A-MEN!!!!! Just had to hear it from you guys. I just hope the suits at Ford are listening to this. I hope they never go to the IFS. I was mad enough when they went to the friggin coil springs. Bunch of wussies they got running the show over there. I guess its all those stupid pansy country singer truck-driver wannabees doing all their advertisements. Unbelievable.

    -Thann
     
  7. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    Our 06 rides great even with a 1,000lb plow hanging of it. IMO the best set up is a solid axle w/coil springs, just as strong as leaf springs and rides better.
     
  8. Rampart Ranger

    Rampart Ranger Senior Member
    Messages: 165

    'cept ya wind up with radius arms whose bushings need replaced twice a year.

    Do you want to trade ride for twice the maintenance and twice the tires?

    Fine, go with coils and radius arms!
     
  9. dilligafdog

    dilligafdog Member
    Messages: 53

    right on fellow ford brother.:realmad: :salute:
     
  10. Fordistough

    Fordistough Senior Member
    from USA
    Messages: 394

    Am I Right Or Am I Right????????
     
  11. Fordistough

    Fordistough Senior Member
    from USA
    Messages: 394

    By the way, Did they put coils on the '08 does anyone know?
     
  12. Nascar24

    Nascar24 Senior Member
    Messages: 645

    At first glance I thought you were reffering to the front sheet metal. and my answer to that is Redesign the 07 not to be so BUTT UGLY!

    I still like the tried and true solid axle and leaf springs, by far the best set-up for "REAL TRUCKS"!


    Jay
     
  13. Fordistough

    Fordistough Senior Member
    from USA
    Messages: 394

    I always thought that if you stick with a design that is most similar to a Mack truck (The Daddy of all work trucks) then that is going to tell you what system is going to be rugged enough for more than any other system. Another thing is that the solid axle and leaf springs have been proven with the test of time.

    Just my 2.5 cents.
     
  14. mrbrickman

    mrbrickman Senior Member
    from montana
    Messages: 138

    yeah true stupid control arms...theyll squeek like a motel bed after awhile, they do ride nice and turn super tight now, but id stick with the leaves, a little stiffer ride but worth it in the long run
     
  15. econolinerick

    econolinerick Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    Hey! When will Ford offer a mower deck???