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Truck moving sideways on wet, broken roads?

Discussion in 'Ford F-150 Raptor General Discussions [GEN 2]' started by Amantay, Dec 14, 2019.

  1. Amantay

    Amantay Full Access Member

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    I just recently purchased my Raptor and I don't have much experience driving it yet.
    So I have a question to experience drivers here.

    There is a road 440 in NJ leading to Staten Island that is completely broken and with multiple potholes.

    Two days ago when I was driving on it at 50-60 miles per hour during the rain, every time I went
    over a pothole or crack on the road, my truck would dribble clockwise or counterclockwise I get worried that I loose control over it. Is it normal for truck to move like that?
     
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    Yup, damn rear end.
     
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    Checked your tire pressure lately?
     
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    EricM FRF Addict

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    Bolt a couple hundred pounds of lead somewhere behind the rear axle.
     
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    Tire pressure!!! Tire pressure!!!! Tire pressure!!!!!

    You should run 36 psi in the front and 34 psi. In the rear. Try that first.
    You can run lower too if you want. I see a lot of guys running 32 psi. in the rear on Gen 2s

    A set of Deavers rear springs and Camburg rear spring shackles.
    +2 on the Deavers and the Tig Welded regular shackles will be stock ride height.
    Camburg Mig welded ones are cheaper.

    This will eliminate most of that wiggle.
     
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    I didn’t believe it at first but 38F and 34R psi will make the back end dance less.
     
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    Yup! Check the pressure on your tires and give the tires a 100 miles or so to wear a bit and provide better road grip. Adding a bit of weight in the form of a Tonneau cover helped me too.
     
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    I was recently complaining about this as well- bad wheel hop starting from stop on uneven/pockmarked gravel roads or icy/packed snow- taking TC off helps a little but until you’re ready to spend the $1500 or so for a set of deaver or icon springs, or to completely eliminate it a TQ arm, best bet is to run in 4A when you’re in those situations or know you’re gonna be getting on it
     
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    Wow tons of helpful information.
    Thank you guys!
    I do have tonneau cover too and I will definitely check my pressure tomorrow!

    So this means that wiggle wont result in loss of control?


    My friend was driving on Tappanzee bridge once in his sports sedan during the rain
    and loss control and did total loss when he drove during the rain and his car spin out
    of control. I was inside that car and that's why I am little nervous.
     
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    I've been driving my Raptor for 9 years now in NYC and the Tri-state area.
    The Raptor is a pretty solid ride. It takes a little time to get use to it.
    I'm sure once you air down you'll see.
     
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