Rear-end height on 2010 SCREW (Shackle??) - FordTough.ca - Home of Canadian Ford Truck Enthusiasts
Suspension Lift/Drop Kits Springs, Shocks, Brakes, Axles,

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-03-2009, 01:55 PM Thread Starter
Apprentice
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Posts: 6
Rear-end height on 2010 SCREW (Shackle??)

Howdy,

Just ordered my new 2010 FX4 SCREW 6.5' truck. My problem is the overall height of the truck is 77" i believe which is about 1" too high to fit in the parkade at work. I spoke with my dealership about this and found out the crew cab is 4" higher than super cab. They let me borrow a truck to physically verify if there is space and I confirmed it's about 1" too tall.

I was thinking maybe a shorter shackle would drop the rear enough to allow it to fit. I know it's all about angles....how much does 2" drop at the rear translate to height in the cab area? Do to the sloping up it's only the last 6" or so of the cab that's too high. It's so close!

Any ideas or options? I REALLY don't like the dropped look so I would want to stay minimal...I'd rather go the other way
Sailor is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-03-2009, 02:34 PM
 
shelbyx1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: bonnyville alberta
Posts: 2,401
you can get a drop shackle and add air bags to rear for hauling.


a moments silence for the shelbyx,i hope her new owner enjoys as much.
shelbyx1 is offline  
post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-03-2009, 05:34 PM
 
BIGPHIL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: windsor
Posts: 479
get an fx2 lol

You tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is 'never try'. -Homer Simpson
BIGPHIL is offline  
 
post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-03-2009, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
Apprentice
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Posts: 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by BIGPHIL View Post
get an fx2 lol
I don't think so...

It still has to work as a truck. Air bags are an option but fairly pricey. Had them on my Durango with manual filling. Wouldn't do that again...got to have the onboard compressor and gauges to work properly. That adds lots of money and complication.
Sailor is offline  
post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-03-2009, 11:45 PM
 
tohi2care's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Maple Ridge, BC
Posts: 800
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sailor View Post
I don't think so...

It still has to work as a truck. Air bags are an option but fairly pricey. Had them on my Durango with manual filling. Wouldn't do that again...got to have the onboard compressor and gauges to work properly. That adds lots of money and complication.
What are your other options? Sounds like the best one to me.
tohi2care is offline  
post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-04-2009, 07:27 AM
 
Phil G.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Peterborough, ON
Posts: 529
Smaller Tires?
Phil G. is offline  
post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-04-2009, 08:44 PM
 
lumberjack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Wallacetown
Posts: 2,701
Send a message via MSN to lumberjack
How about move lol Guess you don't think before you ordered just my thought

Lumberjack
2010 F150 Supercrew 4X4
lumberjack is offline  
post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-04-2009, 11:37 PM Thread Starter
Apprentice
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Posts: 6
Ok a$$monkey yeah I thought about it...I'm trying to find a better solution that moving. If you took the time to read my post (assuming you can read) you'll see that I did actually test the truck before ordering. I was fully aware of the situation prior to ordering and looking for suggestions to help.

God I knew it was a bad idea posting anything on this forum. It's too much to actually expect someone to provide a legitimate comment. If you take the time to write a smart-a$$ response why not take the same time to put some thought into it.

Figures...

Now back to the original question...rather than parking 10 blocks away I'd rather find a way to lower the cab height by 3/4". Any thoughts as to whether or not a shackle drop might do it?
Sailor is offline  
post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-05-2009, 02:49 PM
 
shelbyx1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: bonnyville alberta
Posts: 2,401
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sailor View Post
Ok a$$monkey yeah I thought about it...I'm trying to find a better solution that moving. If you took the time to read my post (assuming you can read) you'll see that I did actually test the truck before ordering. I was fully aware of the situation prior to ordering and looking for suggestions to help.

God I knew it was a bad idea posting anything on this forum. It's too much to actually expect someone to provide a legitimate comment. If you take the time to write a smart-a$$ response why not take the same time to put some thought into it.

Figures...

Now back to the original question...rather than parking 10 blocks away I'd rather find a way to lower the cab height by 3/4". Any thoughts as to whether or not a shackle drop might do it?
ok play nice children!,a 2"drop shackle will equalise the front/rear height,only problem will be load capacity.


a moments silence for the shelbyx,i hope her new owner enjoys as much.
shelbyx1 is offline  
post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-05-2009, 02:55 PM Thread Starter
Apprentice
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Posts: 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by shelbyx1 View Post
ok play nice children!,a 2"drop shackle will equalise the front/rear height,only problem will be load capacity.
I ordered the truck with Max Tow, so I assume by changing shackles I will negate the entire benefits of the max tow? How much do you think it will affect payload? I hadn't thought of that.
Sailor is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rear End Leaking :( funford F-150 2004 to 2008 Forum 8 09-01-2009 03:07 PM
Rear end cover? joetalon F-150 1997 to 2003 /04 Heritage Forum 4 08-21-2009 10:24 PM
Rear end fluid ?? joetalon F-150 1997 to 2003 /04 Heritage Forum 4 08-20-2009 05:48 PM
Rear end tag swackly F-150 2004 to 2008 Forum 3 01-06-2009 06:59 AM
Rear end problem alpine F-150 2004 to 2008 Forum 13 04-29-2008 09:50 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome