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Consider Centramatics or Balance Masters wheel balancers as well.
Never heard of either of these two options. If the Balance beads I just threw in don't work I will give them a try. Thanks for the heads up.
 
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where is the jump video?
 
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I run balance beads for 100,000 miles on my last truck. 35" Dick Cepek Mud Country. They worked great for me.
 
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Old 05-13-2019, 06:03 PM
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I run the balance beads in my F350 dually on 35x12.50x17 trail grapplers. smooth as silk there is no going back. ever.
Installed Balance Beads today and have had it up to 75 mph with very little if any vibration. Crossing my fingers they work at 96 mph. I should be on the freeway tomorrow to see how they work at high speed.
 
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The day I bought my Raptor in 2013 I took it out to the desert and jumped it. At that time I just had a little featherlight toy hauler and small utility trailers. I thought why would I ever need another truck. It can tow all my toys and is a large toy in and of itself.

A year later I got my first boat and the 1/2 ton wasn't up to pulling around a 8,000 boat and the small utility trailers got bigger so I needed a Diesel. After blowing the head gasket at 35,000 miles on my 2015 RAM 2500 Crew cab and then being told by the truck that I would be going into limp mode four times within 200 miles on my 30,000 mile 2017 RAM 3500 Crew Cab I threw in the towel and pulled the trigger on a 2019 Ford F-350 Limited. I wasn't happy with the colors on the lot at my local dealership and they didn't have any short-bed Limiteds. So I ordered a Stone Gray exterior with Camelback interior from the factory with all the bells and whistles.

6 weeks and three days later my truck arrived. I have put about 50 miles on it in the last day getting to know it a little bit before it goes under the knife. First impressions have been good. I had a car run a red light right in front of me and the brakes worked great in an emergency braking situation and I was able to avoid hitting the texting teenager that ran the red light in front of me.

Today a Carli Suspension Pin Top kit is being installed with 37" BFG KO2's mounted on 17" Method Wheels. Also a Addictive Dessert Designs Lite bumper and Rigid Light Bar are going on the front. I wasn't able to jump my 1 ton farm truck the day I bought it. But I am planning on jumping it once the Pin Top kit is installed and all aligned properly. Later this week all the chrome will be blacked out with vinyl and any badges that don't have holes under them will be removed.



What size carli lift did you install? Thinking of doing the 2.5 pintop on my 2019 Roush 250 with 37" tires but not sure the 37's will clear with the stock bumper.
 
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Old 05-13-2019, 06:51 PM
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Ive had two friends now that have sworn off those BFGoodrich's because they had so many balancing issues. I always thought of BFG as one of the better tires out there, but they just can't seem to get their **** together in their 35/37's anymore.

Your truck looks awesome man, you chose some great stuff to through on there, I bet its a blast to drive.
 
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Old 05-13-2019, 07:41 PM
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Originally Posted by kickstand03263 View Post
What size carli lift did you install? Thinking of doing the 2.5 pintop on my 2019 Roush 250 with 37" tires but not sure the 37's will clear with the stock bumper.
Mine clears 37ís with stock bumper. No trimming on my setup either.

2.5" Fox Shocks with DSC (all 4 corners)

Lewis Built Adjustable Track Bar

Lewis Built Adjustable Radius Arms

17" Walker Evans 501 Rims (4.89 BS, 8.5" wide)

37" Toyo Open Country MT (12.5" wide)

Carli 2.5" Springs

Carli Brake Lines

Carli Bump Stop Drop

Carli Sway Bar Drop

.5" metal lift spacer (under spring perch)

Fox ATS Stabilizer

Stock rear springs

All wheel wells measure within 1/4" of each other

No rubbing and no trimming (tested on truck by cycling front end with no spring and with tires on - full lock to lock. )

 
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Originally Posted by wicked 2018 View Post
where is the jump video?
Sorry no jump video yet. Every time I have been out in the desert mobbing I think I should drop someone to take a video but I am always reluctant to push it too hard because most of the time I am pulling a trailer and don't want to be in a pickle with a broken down tow truck. Most I have done so far is just unweight the suspension, I doubt the tires have ever even left the ground. But the jump video will happen. Maybe on my next trip to the dunes.
 
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Originally Posted by kickstand03263 View Post
What size carli lift did you install? Thinking of doing the 2.5 pintop on my 2019 Roush 250 with 37" tires but not sure the 37's will clear with the stock bumper.
I installed the 2.5" PINTOP kit. Didn't need to do any trimming with my +18mm Offset 17" Methods with 37x12.50 KO2's. I don't think It would hit the stock bumper much if at all. My bumper came off pretty fast so I never really cycled the suspension until the new better approach angle bumper was mounted. your Rousch will be sick with 37's and a pintop.
 
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Old 05-13-2019, 08:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Tricon View Post
Ive had two friends now that have sworn off those BFGoodrich's because they had so many balancing issues. I always thought of BFG as one of the better tires out there, but they just can't seem to get their **** together in their 35/37's anymore.

Your truck looks awesome man, you chose some great stuff to through on there, I bet its a blast to drive.
So far the balance beads have been great driving around town and on some back country roads up to 75 mph with no wobble. I like your buddies was about to swear off these tires too. I ran 35's on my last Dodge with issues as well. I love how well they do in the snow and they wear really well on a diesel towing trailers. I have had Nitto's that were bald in half the time of my BFG All Terrains.

Thanks for the props on my build. I love this truck. It has been my favorite truck so far. I call it my 1 ton raptor.
 
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Originally Posted by wicked 2018 View Post
Mine clears 37ís with stock bumper. No trimming on my setup either.

2.5" Fox Shocks with DSC (all 4 corners)

Lewis Built Adjustable Track Bar

Lewis Built Adjustable Radius Arms

17" Walker Evans 501 Rims (4.89 BS, 8.5" wide)

37" Toyo Open Country MT (12.5" wide)

Carli 2.5" Springs

Carli Brake Lines

Carli Bump Stop Drop

Carli Sway Bar Drop

.5" metal lift spacer (under spring perch)

Fox ATS Stabilizer

Stock rear springs

All wheel wells measure within 1/4" of each other

No rubbing and no trimming (tested on truck by cycling front end with no spring and with tires on - full lock to lock. )

Any pics of your truck?
 
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Old 05-15-2019, 08:44 AM
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Any pics of your truck?
I know I put a few in several post, I probably should do a build style thread - here are a couple



 
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Old 05-15-2019, 08:50 AM
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Originally Posted by wicked 2018 View Post
I know I put a few in several post, I probably should do a build style thread - here are a couple

That is a great looking truck. I went back and forth a lot on wether or not I should do a long bed or short bed. I decided in the end I wasn't manly enough for a Long nor a dually. There are many days I went the Long Bed route.
 
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Old 05-15-2019, 09:41 AM
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Those Walker Evans Racing wheels look sharp.
 
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Old 05-15-2019, 08:23 PM
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Originally Posted by wicked 2018 View Post
I know I put a few in several post, I probably should do a build style thread - here are a couple



Thank you! Good looking truck!
 

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