Blown Shock @ 1,200 mi

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Get out the tape, sure enough 6.5" from the rear tire to the wheel well on driver side, 9.25" on the other.
If you completely remove the shock absorber you will not get that kind of lean. More than likely you damaged the leaf spring or some other suspension component.

 

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Hi there 5G friends, went to go target shooting with the neighbors (hope I'm not on some list now for saying that) and hit some NF gravel roads, nothing serious, was in 2wd the whole time.

Stop at a reservoir for lunch, notice black grease near the right rear bumper. Wipe it off, don't think too much of it. Get home, back into the driveway, hmm...that back end looks cock-eyed. Get out the tape, sure enough 6.5" from the rear tire to the wheel well on driver side, 9.25" on the other.

Will call Ford next week, no biggie, but kinda disappointing with only 1, 200 miles on the clock.

Sincerely,

Shocked in Stumptown
Chance to upgrade to Bilstein 5100s
 
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Okay folks, little update. First, want to thank everyone for their replies, thoughts and suggestions. This is what this community is for.

Backed into the garage to await a call to Ford, went back out an hour later and truck is sitting level. What's up? Any thoughts?

I will take it out tomorrow (have a home improvement run to do) and if the same occurs, I will include pics so you can see what I was talking about (I have attached a pic of the grease on the inner wheelwell).

Stay tuned!

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Makes no sense. Shocks are a velocity device...they do not hold up the truck. Something here is wrong... Springs hold the truck up... and once broken the vehicle does not recover normally.

We need more info.

Blown shocks are coated with oil and when you bounce the truck they offer no damping at all.

The picture you posted tells me nothing....

Phil
 


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Okay folks, little update. First, want to thank everyone for their replies, thoughts and suggestions. This is what this community is for.

Backed into the garage to await a call to Ford, went back out an hour later and truck is sitting level. What's up? Any thoughts?

I will take it out tomorrow (have a home improvement run to do) and if the same occurs, I will include pics so you can see what I was talking about (I have attached a pic of the grease on the inner wheelwell).

Stay tuned!

20220709_205632.jpg
They don't use that type of grease in shocks(it's oil), thats from something else.
 

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Also , you mentioned one side was 6 inches , the other 9 inches , if you lean a 6 over far enough, it looks like a 9 , or standing on the wrong side of the tape measure...ask me how I know ...
 

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Oh I agree, I'm looking at the Fox 2.0 for the rear, but I still want Ford to make it right and spend their money to replace it first.
Excellent point. I have spent more than enough of my own money putting things on this truck that should have been stock.
 

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Hi there 5G friends, went to go target shooting with the neighbors (hope I'm not on some list now for saying that) and hit some NF gravel roads, nothing serious, was in 2wd the whole time.

Stop at a reservoir for lunch, notice black grease near the right rear bumper. Wipe it off, don't think too much of it. Get home, back into the driveway, hmm...that back end looks cock-eyed. Get out the tape, sure enough 6.5" from the rear tire to the wheel well on driver side, 9.25" on the other.

Will call Ford next week, no biggie, but kinda disappointing with only 1, 200 miles on the clock.

Sincerely,

Shocked in Stumptown
I have my rear fx4 shocks you can have, just pay shipping. I tossed the front ones.
 

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I have my rear fx4 shocks you can have, just pay shipping. I tossed the front ones.
I hear they make great tailgate dampers. Their a little weak so it’s one for each side. If you don’t already have one 🙂
 

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If the rear shock had some sort of internal failure could it not have been hanging up really bad, thus pulling one side down? I have seen this before due to physical damage. Dented body, bent rod, ect. Seems like and extreme case but it could have happened.
 

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I think there is a pretty good chance that which you see in your photo came from the road/trail.

As for the temporary lean? Just plain strange. You may have something binding in the suspension, creating an abnormal amount of stiction.

I think I would jounce the truck a bunch of times, see how the shock is working, hear any strange noises when you jounce it up and down, etc., see if anything is binding.
 

 
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