Category: F150 Steering & Suspension

HOW IT WORKS The Lowdown on Sway Bars

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You look under your truck and see those bars going across from one control arm to another. They attach by a set of links and move with the suspension. Those bars are your sway bars and they have a big job being attached to your truck. We’ll discuss this in a quick look into them [...] More »

New Ford F-150 Offers Parallel Parking for Dummies

2015 F-150 Active Park Assist

Good news! Help is on the way for drivers who can’t parallel park a pickup properly. In the very near future, the parking challenged can find their salvation in the all-new Ford F-150. Yes, it’s true, “Active Assist Parking” is now an option. No longer will they be destined to trash bumpers, park on the curb [...] More »

Three Types of Ford Suspensions

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Ford has had three different types of front suspensions for nearly all of their trucks. Each comes with its own advantages and disadvantages and in this article we’ll take a quick look into each one. We’ll start with the solid axle, and then go through the toughest independent system known as the Twin-I/Twin-Traction Beam. Finally, we’ll [...] More »

F150: Replacing Your Truck’s Shock Absorbers

By Michael Zimmers Shock absorbers are an often-overlooked maintenance point for our vehicles. This is unfortunate, as worn shocks not only make the ride less comfortable, but can effect handling, fuel economy and wear-and-tear on other suspension components. They’re also relatively inexpensive and easy to replace, making them a very worthwhile do-it-yourself task for those [...] More »