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Old 05-06-2015, 11:20 AM   #31
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Barnes.

Thanks for that info and detail on install. I was planing on doing my install at level street using the hydro jacks and jack stands to get the clearance. Coincidently I purchased from the same place. Was your bracket F119k2.5?


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Old 05-06-2015, 11:38 PM   #32
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Yes that us the bracket I used.
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Old 05-08-2015, 08:55 AM   #33
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I saw at the beginning of the thread that it was stated a FR rep recommended against this mod. While I won't give the name of the employee, this year a FR employee familiar with the FR3 recommended this change. He said the settings on the chassis are set by Ford, not by FR. The location of the sway bar connections is a generic one and, in his opinion, changing it wouldn't have an impact on safety while it would help with handling.

I'm not handy with automotive repairs, so I had a shop (recommended by my FR dealer) complete the CHF and "tighten up" the steering. I think the changes made a big difference in my overall comfort driving, especially in moderate to high winds.

I know there are nay-sayers about this mod, but with so many people completing this mod over the past four or so years and no problems I've heard about, I think it's safe to say this mod can be done with little to worry about. Given the improvement in handling characteristics, I'd say it actually increases the safety of this vehicle.
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Old 05-08-2015, 03:48 PM   #34
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Well...had mine in for an oil change today and decided. ..what the heck...let's try the CHF. Good thing I did...as it turned out, 1 of my sway back link saddles was cracked. Had the part replaced ....explains the clunking noise I was hearing mid-ship. Drove home on a country road at 50....didn't notice any difference yet... I'll know next week when I do some highway driving when camping.
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Old 05-08-2015, 07:10 PM   #35
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Just for clarity, the CHF is not a "mod". It is an adjustment just like a wheel allignment.
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Old 05-08-2015, 09:20 PM   #36
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Spicyrv. What do you mean they tighten up the steering? Did they adjust the steering box? Or was there something else they tweaked? I would like to take up a little slack in the steering too.
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Old 05-08-2015, 09:25 PM   #37
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Just for clarity, the CHF is not a "mod". It is an adjustment just like a wheel allignment.
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Old 05-08-2015, 09:40 PM   #38
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Funny? I guess you have never done a steering box adjustment on an old car when you were young.
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Old 05-08-2015, 09:47 PM   #39
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Its no more then breaking the top nut on the box lose and turning the adjustment screw to tighten the worm gear. And yes it can make a big difference. Just don't over tighten.
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Old 05-19-2015, 11:05 AM   #40
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Finally had some time on the highways since finally doing the CHF. Overall, meh....ok tighter performance and better steering control. But not by that much. Learning here is, there doesn't seem to be any magic fixes to make you feel like you are driving a minivan. Let's face it...it's a moving truck and no gimmicks or expensive upgrades will change that. As long as you accept that, then minor tweaks like the CHF, certainly can help. Just my 2 cents and once again, thanks for sharing this great guide!
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