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    I've been getting a slight bit of back end swing lately when going fast.
    I never had to put weight in the back, but I might consider it until I figure out what's going on.

    ANYWAY,

    I would like to know how fast YOU guys drive on the highway during icy or snowy conditions, in your trucks.

    In the suburbs I can put cars to shame, but now... ... now these cars outperform me on the highway and I'm a little disturbed.



    Drives: F150, Lariat.

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    sway bar links

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    • #3
      This is a perfect reason to convince the wife to get a new truck!!!!

      It is a safety concern Dear

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      • #4
        I've been getting a slight bit of back end swing lately when going fast.
        I never had to put weight in the back, but I might consider it until I figure out what's going on.

        ANYWAY,

        I would like to know how fast YOU guys drive on the highway during icy or snowy conditions, in your trucks.

        In the suburbs I can put cars to shame, but now... ... now these cars outperform me on the highway and I'm a little disturbed.



        Drives: F150, Lariat.

        How fast is "fast"?

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        • #5
          How fast is "fast"?
          100kmh.

          I start to feel some back end lift at round 70kmh.

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          I think it's also worth mentioning that we have the worst roads in the world. They fall apart the same day they are set.

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          • #6
            Right now the majority of people reading this are comparing kmh to mph. Guaranteed.

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            • #7
              Right now the majority of people reading this are comparing kmh to mph. Guaranteed.
              lmao... i know...

              I was going to be nice and convert it, but man I am lazy.

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              • #8
                Right now the majority of people reading this are comparing kmh to mph. Guaranteed.
                LOL I was doing that. I saw 100kmh and thought 100k mph!

                How many miles on the truck? Is it possible the suspension is shot and you could use new shocks?
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                • #9
                  100kmh.

                  I start to feel some back end lift at round 70kmh.

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                  I think it's also worth mentioning that we have the worst roads in the world. They fall apart the same day they are set.
                  60 to 70 MPH isn't excessive speed.
                  Is this something you are wanting to fix yourself?

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                  • #10
                    its a Ford trade it in and get a real truck A chevy.

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                    • #11
                      In my area when it snow's usually by the time we get dressed to go out side the snow melts and is all gone. So I guess I don't know. If I were you I'd try 120 whatever.

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                      • #12
                        60 to 70 MPH isn't excessive speed.
                        Is this something you are wanting to fix yourself?
                        he is on snow covered roads in blizzards doing 70
                        Chris Hoeltke
                        serving Winchester Virginia and surrounding areas
                        C&S Lawn Service

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                        • #13
                          Have you checked your tire pressure lately? Low tire pressure can cause them to roll from side to side.
                          Pat

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                          • #14
                            It is my learned experienced opinion that and speed that causes a lose of traction ( back end wanting to swing) is too fast. You also have some other factors, most cars today are front wheel drive, this means there is more weight on their controlling tires than your giving them more traction thereby allowing them the extra control and passing you. If you have recently added a plow or a different plow this too can be a source of your problem. As the extra weight up front pushes down the front the rear will rise affecting the balance of the vehicle and take weight from the rear. My advice is check the tire pressures and shocks. Easy way to check shocks is if after a 30 minute or so drive touch them. If they arent warm, they are bad. Warm may be relative considering where you live. If all is good with tires and shocks you are left with two choices, put about 100 pounds of weight in the back or slow down a little even though 70kph isn't all that fast it just may be too fast. Where does a guy from Georgia get this expeience that forms his opinion you ask? In a former life I was an over the road truck driver with well over a million accident free miles driven in 49 of the fifty states plus all 5 provinces of Canada. My other business is still a small trucking company, I just dont have to drive the trucks anymore. Got folks hired just for that. Btw cheese i love the videos, they were a part of my decision to buy a toro, along with some other advice I got here. Hope this insite helps.

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                            • #15
                              It is my learned experienced opinion that and speed that causes a lose of traction ( back end wanting to swing) is too fast. You also have some other factors, most cars today are front wheel drive, this means there is more weight on their controlling tires than your giving them more traction thereby allowing them the extra control and passing you. If you have recently added a plow or a different plow this too can be a source of your problem. As the extra weight up front pushes down the front the rear will rise affecting the balance of the vehicle and take weight from the rear. My advice is check the tire pressures and shocks. Easy way to check shocks is if after a 30 minute or so drive touch them. If they arent warm, they are bad. Warm may be relative considering where you live. If all is good with tires and shocks you are left with two choices, put about 100 pounds of weight in the back or slow down a little even though 70kph isn't all that fast it just may be too fast. Where does a guy from Georgia get this expeience that forms his opinion you ask? In a former life I was an over the road truck driver with well over a million accident free miles driven in 49 of the fifty states plus all 5 provinces of Canada. My other business is still a small trucking company, I just dont have to drive the trucks anymore. Got folks hired just for that. Btw cheese i love the videos, they were a part of my decision to buy a toro, along with some other advice I got here. Hope this insite helps.
                              All 5 provinces in canada eh ?which of the ten did we get rid of when I wasnt looking ?Hopefully,we finally got rid of Quebec [even though Cheese lives there]

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