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Vibration Damper Plus Shackle Install??!!

Was looking under my '08, and noticed a block on top of the driver side rear frame just behind the rear end, and realized this is going to give me an issue come time when i am ready to install the 2" drop shackles next weekend. Looks like i am going to have to loosen my bed so i can lift it up a few inches to allow the shackle bolt to slide threw!! First thing that came to my mind is..... Great!

Anyone else have to deal with this!!??
From my research its to aid in vibration, which is a plus, cause my '06 had a slight vibration at highway speeds, and i now wonder if it's because it didn't have this block.... cause i know it didn't have it, and the '08 doesn't have any. Guess i will never know now though LOL.

Anyways, i will see how it goes come next Saturday as that will be the D day to get on to this mod.

Here is a pic of this brick....

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What about:
after you have the shackle loose from the frame side. jack the truck up further leaving the axle to sag out lower.
or lowering the axle. bring the spring lower then the frame?
not sure if it will come in contact with the spring purch tho.
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It looks like the pirch will be in the way. I will no more once i got it all lose. If not, no biggy..... just sucks though that i will have to take extra time to losen the bed to make room if that is the root i have to go.

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I don't recall seeing that block on my truck when Travis & myself did the shackels, maybe it's only on the fx2 model truck ???

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From my search, it seems to be more common on Screw cabs with the 5.5 box. Don't know how much truth there is to that though LOL!

No biggy, will just take a little longer then the norm to get over that little hump!!

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My /06 4 X 2 Super Crew, 5.4, short box, has a vibration issue as well.
Turns out that there was a Ford T.S.B. issued for vibration problems with the drive shafts on this model series of F 150's.
My Ford trained mechanic checked out mine and found it to be running out 20 thousands of an inch, so we're waiting for a call back from London Drive systems, as to what can be done to correct this.
I'm going check to see if my truck is equipped with that 'block' or 'brick' as you guys call it.
Thanks for the heads up.

Press on regardless!

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the '09+ had a shim kit for the carrier bearing
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So Jay whats the update on the shackels ? Did you get them done and hope you took a before picture of rear measurement and a after pic of measurement LOL

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No time yet Grant. Been working lots of o.t, hopefully next weekend.

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My /06 4 X 2 Super Crew, 5.4, short box, has a vibration issue as well.
Turns out that there was a Ford T.S.B. issued for vibration problems with the drive shafts on this model series of F 150's.
My Ford trained mechanic checked out mine and found it to be running out 20 thousands of an inch, so we're waiting for a call back from London Drive systems, as to what can be done to correct this.
I'm going check to see if my truck is equipped with that 'block' or 'brick' as you guys call it.
Thanks for the heads up.
Do you have the one piece aluminum driveshaft, or two piece?
Doing my own research to see if this is part of the issue. My '06 Scab had the two piece driveshaft, and no "block", and it had a slight vibration, the Screw has the "block", and the one piece aluminum driveshaft with no vibration.

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