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This Was Weighing Heavy On Me....


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Well if your guy's shops are anything like mine...the Bosses stuff always comes last. Seems there's always something more pressing to get done... Anyway, I left my truck there Friday so they could get my counter weight installed...

 

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Ronnie modified the brackets and made hardware to slip in to the frame to hold them...

 

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It tucked up in there good and you can't see it unless you're looking for it...

 

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I'm curious as to how much better it handles with weight. I think I posted earlier that the difference between the 7.3 gas & 6.7 diesel was 980 lbs on the steer axle. This weight is 400 lbs but mounted forward of the axle with weight transfer probably adds 600+ lbs to my steer. The truck did ok but with heavier stuff it was a little sketchy... I guess we will see.

 

 

 

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I meant to ask the last time you posted on adding weight up front. I own a similar truck with the diesel. And if the time ever arrives I’m installing an electric winch up front. Is there much to my advantage in adding some more weight up front than I already have given I have the diesel. My trucks got an MPL40 twin line extended cab no additional tool box on the bed. 
 

i ask because I’m kind of a metal whore. Its a disease that requires a shipping container to keep in check. I don’t really design anything unless what’s in that container will complete the task I figure one day I wont  be able to build something and that’s about when it’s time to retire.  I may have a while before I have to retire. I have these huge 1/2” and 5/8” thick 3x3 and 4x4 sized angle iron pieces I scrounged up from a fabrication shop that closed. I could pack more weight up there when building the mount for the winch if you thought it might gain me anything. 

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On 6/12/2022 at 10:18 PM, KY Nick said:

Realign the front end after installation. 

Yea I'm not sure how much it's going to affect a strait axle...my thought is not much, but it's probably as pretty good idea anyway.

 

On 6/13/2022 at 11:24 PM, Andy said:

I could pack more weight up there when building the mount for the winch if you thought it might gain me anything. 

 

Well inevitably any counter weight should help it's Tow Performance. My assumption is Ford allows 400lbs without danger to the frame or warranty issues. 

 

I will know more after trying it...hopefully I get something to challenge it soon!

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