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Old September 20th, 2012, 06:30 PM
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yes, the St Ranger makes a good spare

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Got good news and bad/worse news. The good doesn't offset the bad. Good news, I got a new wheel. Has the TPMS as well. Worse news... let me get my notes.

1. Needed a new clamp for the TPMS. 55 bucks.
2. More damage that I hoped for - the lower A arm rear mount is bent backwards, and the bushing has been pushed inboard. (Pics to follow shortly)
3. When I kissed the curb, it pushed the wheel in so hard, that it hit the lower ball joint bolt and scratched the the wheel. (not so much bad news, but now I know where it came from.)
4. I'm gonna need more than just an alignment. Might have to get that bracket tapped straight, if that wasn't a tear in the metal I saw.

So, with the lower A arm rear bracket bent back and in, I know why the truck pulls to the right, and have to hold constant counter steer pressure.

Someone want to buy a slightly used F150, has 36100 on the ODO... Steering is a little cockeyed... Has a new wheel, CB, $1500 sound system, front seat covers, tow mirrors & package, weathertech floor liners in the front, FX headlights, Gotts mod, 160 amp alt, with the stock 110, small truck/tool box, OEM fender flares...


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its not that bad
I thought the A-arm was aluminum, may be the upper is


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The lower i think is aluminum. But the rear bracket is bent backwards... I don't know if I'll need a new lower a arm... I think the upper is still the steel tube/rod.

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A $400 fix is cheaper than a new truck payment! All Im saying!

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the reason I mentioned aluminum, is that it may be cracked
cast aluminum, may bend a little but usually breaks or cracks

get the New Truck, RAPTOR


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Ha, As much as I would like a Raptor, I don't plan on it.

Stealership or garage/mechanic/body shop?

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see'n how your Trucks has been faithful
looks like its time to research a independent mechanic, one that has a good reputation, someone that you feel good about as it may not be the last time you may need his services
A good mechanic will be your Trucks best friend, his labor rate should be lower than Ford and if you request preminum parts you should still save money
keep in mind that he makes a small profit on parts, so taking him parts that you buy for him to install may leave a bad taste in his mouth


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sounds like an excuse to do an SAS!

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great idea,or as they say on American Chopper , good Idera


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