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Old 10-07-2016, 03:35 PM   #11
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Because of this thread, I went to check on mine. This is what I found. I see from previous posts it is a metric M12 bolt, but how long should it be?
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Old 10-07-2016, 03:50 PM   #12
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Because of this thread, I went to check on mine. This is what I found. I see from previous posts it is a metric M12 bolt, but how long should it be?
M12 x 1.75 x 35mm
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Old 10-07-2016, 03:59 PM   #13
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Yikes!! I'm getting the creeper out right now and going under!! Thanks for the heads up, Boys. I just came off a 2400mi trip on some pretty rough pavement and lots of wind.
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Thanks DutchRv!

Also, while under there I am going to do the cheap handling fix (connecting the front and rear sway bars to the inboard holes instead of outboard). Every thing I have read said this improved handling performance. Has anyone heard of any negatives to doing this.
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If it is 12mm, you can use a gr 8 1/2" x 1-1/2" bolt and gr 8 nyloc nut.
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Old 10-08-2016, 02:52 AM   #16
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Thanks DutchRv!

Also, while under there I am going to do the cheap handling fix (connecting the front and rear sway bars to the inboard holes instead of outboard). Every thing I have read said this improved handling performance. Has anyone heard of any negatives to doing this.
I did it. Great improvement!
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Also, while under there I am going to do the cheap handling fix (connecting the front and rear sway bars to the inboard holes instead of outboard). Every thing I have read said this improved handling performance. Has anyone heard of any negatives to doing this.
The only negative is on the front. If you do not use a longer link you could get clunking noise and premature bushing failure. Nothing catostrophic. I have 25,000 miles on mine since the adjustment was made.
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Looks like mine is broken as well. Thanks for the tip.
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Old 10-20-2016, 11:55 AM   #19
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Well, after crawling under the rig per my previous post I found the right side bracket broken as per pics by others. I have 15,000 mi. on this rig so it's a Ford warranty deal but I ordered the parts from my local Ford guy so I have them on board for the next time. The parts are cheaper than the fuel to go get it fixed for free. I will have Ford fix it, though.
Les, my local Ford parts guy, pointed out that the sway bar for the 24K-26K chassis is stiffer and actually costs $158 compared to $196 for the 16K-22K.
That, along with the CHF might be a good way to go. The Roadmaster bar for $500+ probably works well as it should for that kind of money.
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