Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Washington State
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Re: steering wanders
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The caster thing makes sense. Think I'll hook up the trailer and take it for a drag just to check. Wiggled wheel bearings and pry barred the ball joints and there was no movement. Thanks for the tip on going slow on the box. That's what's so great about this board, somebody is bound to know the answers.
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My truck pulls "straighter" with my trailer hooked up as well. But I believe that is mainly caused by the anti sway/dual cam distrubution bars I use. In my opinion, this is not really a problem by design (as mentioned by others) but rather a problem caused by worn parts, incorrect settings, etc. For example, my truck drove straight as an arrow when it was new. The dreaded "wander" didn't show up until 50,000 miles or so. If this was caused by the way Ford designed it (relative to front/rear ride height, "rake", factory caster alignment settings) I believe it would have done it when new as well.
Let us know what fixes it. Happy new year!
2002 F350 XLT Supercab 8' Bed, Single Rear Wheel, 6 Speed Trans, Firestone Ride Rites, Superhitch, Tork Lift Camper Tie-Downs, Custom Built Aluminum Headache Rack, Pro-Tech Tool Box, 295/70R17 Toyos on Allieds, Bilsteins, Tuff Country 3.5" Kit, Gauges, Banks PowerPack, AFE intake w/ ProGuard 7