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Old 01-10-2018, 10:42 PM
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I must have mis read his post I was under the impression he had very little toe in, my mistake.
 
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I had a similar problem when I first got my truck and replaced the horribly gouged brake drums. After going thru all the things I could think of, it turned out to be that one of the new drums was horribly out of balance. I replaced it and problem gone. I know mine was a fluke but it is another thing that could be checked if you have replaced any of your drums.
 
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Thank you, Jimmy. I have disc brakes on the front with new rotors. I did notice that they did have balance cuts on them when I installed them, but I guess anything is possible. I will keep that in mind if the new tires and adjustments don't cure the problem.
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C600, Thank you for your replies. I appreciate your input.
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Update shock mount mock up


Here you can see the wood block to simulate the spring.


The drag link clears the side of the shock by about 1/8".


I will pull the spring apart and clean all the leaves. I will spray all the leaves pretty liberally with dry moly motorcycle chain lube before I reassemble them.

I worked on the shock install for a little while today. The upper mounts are for a '56-'66 F100-F350 and the lowers are from a '71 F600 truck. The shocks are for a 2010 and newer E350. As you can see in the photos, I removed the spring and replaced it with a wood block the same height as the spring. I did this to make sure that the shock doesn't bottom out before the spring is fully collapsed and against the bumper. I have the shock wired almost fully collapsed. I will machine new studs for the bottom mount, as the one that is in there is two bolts tacked together to establish the angle. I will replace the center bolts and u-bolts when I put it back together.
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Mark, I don't know that I'd go overboard on lubing the leaves. A lot of the damping was friction between the leaves. My LF spring got coated with 90wt from the steering box and it was like a pogo stick, even with good shocks.

Grinding the top edge of each leaf's end to prevent them digging into the one above is a real good idea tho!


 
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Thanks, Ross. Maybe I should rethink the lube or maybe just spray a real light coating. I didn't think about bouncing being a problem. When I cleaned up my rear springs, I used my needlescaler to remove the heavy rust then used a wire brush on my angle grinder and a hand belt sander to finish each leaf. I also sanded a bevel on the ends as you suggest. I did spray each leaf heavily with the dry moly before assembly. After seeing how much rust is working out from between the leaves on the spring I removed, I think cleaning the leaves may get rid of the terrible squeak that I have in the front end.
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