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Old 04-30-2017, 08:00 AM   #1
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Loadlifter 5000 and 2016 F150

Anybody have any experience with the newer F150's and the Loadlifter 5000? Mine is a 16 F150 3.5 Ecoboost Platinum, FX4, Max Tow package (not HD payload). A few questions - the "5000 Ultimate" package - is that the one to get?? Looks like the jounce bumper is the difference. Does that make the ride any more harsh when deflated vs the non-Ultimate? Also - is this really a 2 hour job? (and a 1 man job?)
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Following with intrest as I'm thinking the same
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Following with intrest as I'm thinking the same
Just now reading some reviews of the F150 kit on Amazon here
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Thx great info
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I think I'm going to call them. I don't like some of what I'm reading. I'm not willing to sacrifice ride. First and foremost, mine is a daily driver...just need some help when towing
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Me to just for towing my 5th wheel 5-6 times a year
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I just put a set of the LoadLifter 5000 Ultimates on a 2011 F250. I can assure you, it's not a 2 or 3 hour job. I very pleased with the results after I finished it, but plan on at least 5 to 6 hours. Everyone works at a different pace, has different tools, and some, like me, didn't have a lift to use, so it was all done in the driveway rolling in and out on a creeper. I left the tires on the vehicle and on the ground, and raised the rear of the truck up with a floor jack under the Class V hitch, then put some jack stands under the frame and let the floor jack back down so that the frame rested on the jack stands. I don't know about the F150, but I also read that it was recommended to remove the spare tire/wheel out from under the truck.....I didn't.....at least for a while. Big mistake! Removing the spare gives you a LOT more room under the truck and I cost myself a few hours fighting it. (They say you get smarter the older you get, I guess I'm a slow learner ).
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I just ordered some for my GMC. It is my understanding that the jounce bumper functions like the one that is removed when putting on the airbags. It would keep your truck from bottoming out when the airbag is deflated. That's my theory anyway. My friend has had airbags on his Dodge one ton and loves the way they help the handling and ride quality even when not pulling his fifth wheel. That convinced me to try them.
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That's correct, the internal jounce bumper takes the place of the OEM jounce bumper, which is removed when installing the airbags.
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