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Old 12-12-2011, 11:54 PM   #11
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From what I have read and from your responses here, I will definitely be doing this in the spring. Our motorhome is in storage for the winter. We will have to tough out the winter this year, no going south unfortunately, for us this year...it's going to be a long winter, started hating it back in October, lol.
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Old 12-17-2011, 10:37 AM   #12
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I found an email address at Ford for aftermarket body builders and asked about the pros and cons of the modification. The email address is specifically for industry so I am not certain they will answer me, but who knows.
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Old 12-17-2011, 04:08 PM   #13
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Mike,
Please post the reply to that question from Ford,
....if you get a reply.
Thanks.
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Old 12-17-2011, 05:05 PM   #14
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I will be sure to post any answer I get from Ford.

I just crawled under the our motorhome a few minutes ago to see what I would have to do to make the change.

I have a question for anyone who has already made the modification. Once I have disconnected the fixed link from the sway bar is it necessary to jack up the sway bar to reconnect it? I am planning to do it tomorrow and want to be prepared. We are planning a trip to South Carolina for the week after Christmas and would like to try it out.

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Old 12-17-2011, 07:43 PM   #15
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Yes,
I did use a small jack from my jeep to help
line-up the sway bar
to re-insert the bolt.
Outher than that,
Very Easy to do.
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Old 12-17-2011, 09:36 PM   #16
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It is easy takes about a half hour to do front and back. The back has a z bracket you need to flip. It made a world of difference on my 2009 georgetown 350
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Old 12-20-2011, 08:05 PM   #17
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I completed the modification on Sunday. As stated by others it was quite straightforward. I would have rather done it in the warmer weather as it was 5 degrees F here Sunday morning.

Ford emailed to ask me which GVWR chassis of the F53 line I was referring to. He said he would forward the
info to vehicle dynamics engineering. I emailed him back that I believed that the modification was applicable to all GVWR chassis, which I based on the comments here and the ones at the IRV2 forum. Sounds like I might get an answer of some type.
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Old 01-03-2012, 07:28 PM   #18
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Update: I just put on 2,400 miles over Christmas with the modification. Before the modification I always drove with two hands on the wheel. l drive most of the time now with just one hand on the wheel. I did not detect any downside.
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Old 01-04-2012, 11:05 AM   #19
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MikeA,
Thanks for the update.
I thought it was alot easer to drive too.
When, and if, you get an answer from
vehicle dynamics engineering
I sure would like to know what
there take is in this modification.
Thanks again.
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Update: I just put on 2,400 miles over Christmas with the modification. Before the modification I always drove with two hands on the wheel. l drive most of the time now with just one hand on the wheel. I did not detect any downside.
Just did the mod a few minutes ago.
Weíll be giving this best of ALL FREE (I like free ) mods a workout the first couple of weeks of Feb.

Downside, there canít be a downside, this thing drives like a 60 Chevy .

This could be better than hapooning the tank on our 05 F250 6.0.

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