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Old 01-14-2020, 02:19 PM
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front tires are cupping

hello my 2016 F250 XLT 4wd with manual locking hubs , Both front tires are cupping bad on the outside , and i get a bad shimmy and vibe around 60MPH on the highway depending on the road surface.


the truck has 78K miles on it and the tires have about 35K miles on them. I had a front end alignment done when i bought the tires.



I am thinking about starting with the front shocks first, anybody have any thoughts.

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Shocks bad or too light of valving to control the spring oscillations.
The bad deal is once they wear that way, correcting it usually requires shocks and a tires.
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rotate your tires at the manufacture recommended interval for the tires. 6,000-7,500 miles most likely. Otherwise Those SFA Fords seem to do that.. You can put them to the rear now, and they will clean up/ run the affected tread off pretty quickly
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"Death wobble"?


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This truck have a lift kit on it??
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Thanks Guys for all the replies,
My truck is stock ride height and does not have a lift kit. I get the death wobble on certain sections of the expressway and around 60 MPH,
I ordered the front shocks and will install them and rotate the tires this weekend.
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Thanks Guys for all the replies,
My truck is stock ride height and does not have a lift kit. I get the death wobble on certain sections of the expressway and around 60 MPH,
I ordered the front shocks and will install them and rotate the tires this weekend.
Watch the vid 123pugsy posted above, if you skipped it...it appears to fit your description....and those suspensions were known for problems as early as 5000 miles, lifted or not. Worn steering and suspension joints. I've seen it talked about in several other forums . A lot of disgusted owners.
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Watch the vid 123pugsy posted above, if you skipped it...it appears to fit your description....and those suspensions were known for problems as early as 5000 miles, lifted or not. Worn steering and suspension joints. I've seen it talked about in several other forums . A lot of disgusted owners.

I just can't understand how the powers that be are not forcing Ford to have a recall. That wobble is incredible.
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The powers at be are the ones than mandate so much already the manufactures go cheap to make the profits margins.
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just for a follow up
I did rotate the tires and changed out shocks , much better ride now . I am keeping an eye on the fronts to see if they start cupping.
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