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Interesting fix! F150

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by FisherVMan, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. FisherVMan

    FisherVMan Senior Member
    Messages: 706

    Anyone on here using a 2004-2008 F150 may want to consider this easy mod to help ease the chance of having a problem with running chains on your rear wheels ? Obviously you are going to have some form of tighteners weather they are just bungy cords or proper spring tighteners but use something . There is something else you need to do to lessen the chance of having a problem . For some reason Ford decided to put the bottom bolt in the outside shocks on the rear are facing outwards with the threads; and the boltend runs dangerously close to the inside of the tires. It is sticking out about an inch past the lock nut . If you have a tightener fail, or a side link come loose; it is going to catch on the end of that bolt; and sheer it off like putty .................... Taking them out and just turning them around[so the threaded ends face in towards the rear end itself] could save you having costly problems like "cutting your brake lines off" the next time the broken cross link comes around?? Just a tip for anyone running chains on a 150.Thumbs Up
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2011