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  1. brad m

    brad m SDD Junior Member

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    Ok so I have a 2016 f250 with the diesel. My concern is I had my sons 65 cc and my 250 dirt bike in the box along with riding gear and gas. So at most 500lbs give or take. When I hit some bigger bumps on the road you can hear the suspense hitting the stops for that top spring on the lead pack. My concern is how bad I'm I going to sag when I tow my 9000lb toy hauler. Truck is all stock.
     
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    Was it the Rear overload hitting the stop, or it's Front half ?

    Joe
     
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    I can see on both ends of that overload spring has touched the stops which are bolted to the frame.
     
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    Well... My .02 would be: Hitting bumps and flexing the suspension is One thing.... Supporting a fixed, known load [properly] distributed to yer Front.. and Rear axels.. via a 5th wheel or WD hitch is Another.

    Even then.. If you hit a "Bump" hard enough.. The Over-loads may bottom out.

    I don't think yul have a problem with yer 250... unless the GCVW, of the truck & trailer (with all yer Toys) is over a F-250's limits.

    Joe
     
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    What you are seeing is the overload springs just starting to take up the load, and that i why you see them just touching the brackets (what you call stops). Your truck will have a lot more travel in the suspension before it bottoms out. You are good to go!

    Dave
     

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