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Old 01-29-2011, 05:41 PM   #1
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E 450

Is there a thread for the Ford E 450 chassis?
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Old 01-29-2011, 05:43 PM   #2
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go the the ford owners forum good info
on e series and f53 chassis
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What in particular are you looking for on the E450?

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Do you know if it has any trac-bar on the front? Where might I go to see? Ford, I'll check. 73's wd6afc, bill
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If you are asking about the anti-roll bars, it should have them front and rear from the factory, but they are way too small for that chassis. Look at the Road Master bars with urethane bushings. This will stop the bump or roll steer tendency of this chassis when the big motorhome box is added to the chassis. It also needs a shock upgrade to Bilsteins.

We had a 1999 31' Minnie Winnie on the chassis and the steering was horrible on the road. First thing to do is to load it and get it weighed to make sure you are under on the axle weights. Next stop is an independent truck alignment and suspension shop to the alignment properly set when loaded.

Once we added the beefed up anti-roll bars and shocks, it drove like a dream.

Adding a Safety Plus or Steer Safe is just a crutch to cover up the real problem and will not fix the problem.

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not sway

I know what the sway bars are I was questing the Trac-bar.

Brazel's RV UltraTrac Trac Bar Sale

Like these. On the f53 there were none on rear but it did have one on front? just wondering bill
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Track bars are really meant for leaf spring suspensions with solid axles. The front of the Ford E450 has neither.

I don't remember if the rear had one or not.

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Welcome burgiebill,
Looks like you have come to the right place to get your questions answer. Some of the best hang out here.
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