Guys, I dont post much but read quite a bit.... Let me start of by saying, I like my truck, I have had it for well over a year now!
I have always noticed that the rear wend will tend to "walk" when hitting bumps, I always assumed it was b/c this was an F350 SRW and the rear end was more rigid than say a F250.
My definition of "walk"= feels as if the shocks are not holding the tire on the road over a bump, I have actually had the rear end move side to side on me while "walking".
Well, a few weeks ago I drove to Illinois to do some bowhunting, spent the week and on my way home I had cruise set on the hwy at 70 'ish. I was coming into a curve on the fwy and hit a couple bumps and the front end "walked" on me and it was a very short moment there I was having flash backs from the death wobble I used to get in a Dodge 2500 I had, key word had
.... Anyhow, I blew this off as I have never had the front end do this before in 30K miles or a year and a half..
Well, last week another road trip, this time in my hunting buddies 2012 F250 King ranch, it's my turn to relieve him from driving and it happened to me so I asked him about it and he said it does it quite often????
FTR, I have had a 2000 7.3 with 200+K on it and an 06' F250 for 7 years with over 100+K on it and have never had any issues like this, also I recently had the tires rotated and all pressures are correct. The only time I have ever had any issues was a Dodge 2500 truck that had major issue with the death wobble (traded it in with 16K on the odometer)...
Now, I have considered a leveling kit on this truck with a tad bit larger tire. At this time upgrading shocks would seem almost a must to me.
So, have any of you folks noticed this issue? have you found that better shocks or anything else helps with this????
Thanks in advance for your input!
2006 CC F250 4X4 6.0L H-D Edition:
ARP Studs, Upgraded HPO system, Upgraded oil cooler, EGR Bypass, CAT (RED) coolant, 4" MPRP no Kittie, SCT X3 W/Xtremet Street, 4" lift -, 36X12X20 MT's, 5K bags on rear. Sold
2011 CC F350 SRW 4X4 6.7L Lariat:
Bone Stock, other than the bed cap.