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QCRappy

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Looking at the order for replacement shocks, none match these based on a previous post:

On Service Record:
ML3Z*18124*AR
ML3Z*18124*AW
ML3Z*18125*BM
ML3Z*18125*BK

Stamped on part:
ML3V-18W002-FA
ML3Z-18125-BK
ML3Z-18124-AR
ML3V18B060-BJ
 

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Looking at the order for replacement shocks, none match these based on a previous post:

On Service Record:
ML3Z*18124*AR
ML3Z*18124*AW
ML3Z*18125*BM
ML3Z*18125*BK

Stamped on part:
ML3V-18W002-FA
ML3Z-18125-BK
ML3Z-18124-AR
ML3V18B060-BJ
The parts catalog listings are extensive with supersessions and 35/37 differences, a VIN is necessary to narrow it down. The parts department will order by VIN, so they should be correct.
 

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For you gents that have had your shocks replaced, make sure to recalibrate the shocks with ForScan if you have the capabilities. It is a noticeable improvement in initial plushness making ride quality much better. Mine were as much as 25mm off, making it harsh at the top of the stroke.

Instructions here: https://www.fordraptorforum.com/threads/how-to-2019-live-valve-recalibration-forscan.82737/page-3
Isn’t this something the dealer is supposed to do when completing the repair? Or are we thinking they most likely didn’t do this?

Also remember to take the air down in your tires when you get the truck back. At first I was super pissed because the truck rode so harsh when my fronts were replaced but I checked when I got home and they filled them to 40psi.
 

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Isn’t this something the dealer is supposed to do when completing the repair? Or are we thinking they most likely didn’t do this?

Also remember to take the air down in your tires when you get the truck back. At first I was super pissed because the truck rode so harsh when my fronts were replaced but I checked when I got home and they filled them to 40psi.
I would imagine some dealerships are aware and do that extra step, but I would assume most aren't aware or don't take the time to do it. My dealership definitely didn't do it.

I also read that doing a calibration every so often is a good idea as the truck settles over time and needs recalibrated, which makes sense to me.

The calibration really, really improves the ride.

I am running 38F /36R in my tires right now, I think I'm going to try 34F / 32R and see how that feels.
 

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I would imagine some dealerships are aware and do that extra step, but I would assume most aren't aware or don't take the time to do it. My dealership definitely didn't do it.

I also read that doing a calibration every so often is a good idea as the truck settles over time and needs recalibrated, which makes sense to me.

The calibration really, really improves the ride.

I am running 38F /36R in my tires right now, I think I'm going to try 34F / 32R and see how that feels.
in the cold i've been running 32f, 30r--they heat up to about 35/32 after ive been driving a bit. i find that as soon as the tires heat up and go over 35psi in the front he ride degrades. no odd/excessive tire wear for me to date
 

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in the cold i've been running 32f, 30r--they heat up to about 35/32 after ive been driving a bit. i find that as soon as the tires heat up and go over 35psi in the front he ride degrades. no odd/excessive tire wear for me to date
Good to know, thanks for the feedback. I think I'll try that combo.
 

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in the cold i've been running 32f, 30r--they heat up to about 35/32 after ive been driving a bit. i find that as soon as the tires heat up and go over 35psi in the front he ride degrades. no odd/excessive tire wear for me to date
I agree that any time the tires are over 35 psi when you are driving, the ride quality will suffer.
 

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I would imagine some dealerships are aware and do that extra step, but I would assume most aren't aware or don't take the time to do it. My dealership definitely didn't do it.

I also read that doing a calibration every so often is a good idea as the truck settles over time and needs recalibrated, which makes sense to me.

The calibration really, really improves the ride.

I am running 38F /36R in my tires right now, I think I'm going to try 34F / 32R and see how that feels.
I'll follow that video and see what the process looks like. appreciate you posting it.
 
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