Originally Posted by anotherone
I told the tire shop in knoxville all at 85. Had them do an alignment on their dime . Crazy harsh ride but no sway or roll. Dont know how it stays together as rough as the ride is. Looked underneath and it had bilstein shocks ; dont know if thats factory or even how old. Waiting for a call from the previous owner.
The harsh ride might be cause it's empty. Mine drives fine for a big box truck.
Load it with water and fuel and see how it goes. They came with Bilsteins "the yellow and blue ones". I try to keep the extra weight up front as best I can. I 've heard that some guys will get some iron weights up front to get the springs to compress a little or they get softer springs. I don't think that's necessary in my case. Remember it's a truck so it's gonna drive like one. I stay around 65-68 mph max. I can go faster but the tires on these things are rated at 75 mph.
Check out the Cheap Handling Fix. You can go to the Ford Chassis forum and get lots of info. Good luck