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Old 08-17-2015, 09:51 PM   #11
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Check out prices at fordpartsgiant.com for f53 stripped chassis. In stock and competitive.Click image for larger version

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Old 08-17-2015, 11:09 PM   #12
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When you try to order those you will note, no RW and the part number is not the same as on the wheel. Those will work on the front, but not the rears. Believe me I worked several days calling and even tried EBay. Truck and tire stores knew of my plight were sympathetic and said Ford has you by the, (well you know)....
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Old 09-25-2015, 12:04 PM   #13
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Did you take the trip and how was the balancing with Centramatic wheel balancers??
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Old 09-25-2015, 12:21 PM   #14
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Yeah, we made it back. I still have some vibration from the rear at times, which is where we moved the original steer tires when I did the alignment. I don't think an alignment was ever done from the previous owner and the tread life was definitely worn down a bit. And the alignment shop didn't think we could get those balanced close enough. My main reason for purchasing these is for longer tire life since these tires cost so damn much. I could feel them working in slow traffic. Under 20 mph or so, I was getting this whoomp whoomp feeling, but after going faster than 20 mph, the weights did move into their place and everything smoothed out. So they're working for sure. There were some roads up in Canada that the rig did felt like it was driving as smooth as glass.

At this point, I would recommend them. Just having them balancing any abnormal wear on any other rotational components in the system has to help with the tread life in general. Anyways, my 2 cents.
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Old 09-25-2015, 02:15 PM   #15
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Thanks Kansas,

Where did you buy them and can you tell me what you paid?
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Old 09-25-2015, 02:23 PM   #16
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I think this was the only place (Truck Equipment and Parts in Cincinnati | Dsuban Spring) I found online. I think there was some on ebay, but these were the same price or slightly cheaper. They get you on shipping, so it was $369 when all said and done.

Front (PN 400-422; $165):
400-422 Centramatic Balancer for Dodge 4500 & 5500 and 2005+ Ford F450 & F53 Dually

Rear (PN 400-423; $175):
400-423 Centramatic Dodge 4500 & 5500 and Ford F450 & F53 2005+
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