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Old 08-02-2017, 08:02 AM   #15
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Which 2017?

Off road package on the 250?

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Old 08-06-2017, 07:29 AM   #16
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Bob, no off road package. I've been reading extensively on this, as you may know

Went to the Ford dealership yesterday, and the F250's were all 24 and a 1/4 inch to top inside of the receiver. 20 inch vs 18 inch wheel made no difference.

What I really would like is to use my Equalizer on the new truck, but I know I need a drop shank. I just don't want to buy the wrong shank, and I don't think Equalizer makes a 2.5 inch drop shank that has enough drop.

Using the Equalizer shank sizing tool and putting in a 2in. ball height (3in. ball height gives no answers), 24 inch receiver height, and 18 inch coupler height gives the 90-02-4400 as an answer, 2" shank, 12" long, x 9" drop, 13" rise.

Moving to a 2.5 inch shank size, or 3 inch ball gives no results.

It appears Equalizer may need to take a look at their shank size offerings. I've emailed them and will be awaiting the reply.
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Old 08-06-2017, 08:21 AM   #17
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Majorairhead, I'm the one that started the thread, long story short I traded in the f250 for a 2017 f350 for more payload. I have the fx4 package and 20" wheels. I have the 6" drop part number 90-02-4300 and are pulling a 30 Classic and it sits near perfectly level. Also I am using the 2 1/2" to 2" reducer that is supplied by ford.
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Old 08-06-2017, 05:47 PM   #18
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Majorairhead, I'm the one that started the thread, long story short I traded in the f250 for a 2017 f350 for more payload. I have the fx4 package and 20" wheels. I have the 6" drop part number 90-02-4300 and are pulling a 30 Classic and it sits near perfectly level. Also I am using the 2 1/2" to 2" reducer that is supplied by ford.
I have a 2017 f250 4x4 with 30' trailer and 90-02-4300 shank as above. Sits level.

I don't think you need the longer shank.
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Old 08-07-2017, 07:39 AM   #19
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If you can find it, there is a 90-02-4900 version of the 90-02-4300. The 4900 has the same drop but is a 2.5" design.

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Is y'alls idea of "level" checked by splitting the axles w/ and w/o WD tensioned on a segmented scale?

Rough-in is placing a level across the doorway.

I see 4-5 trucks that size pulling AS on the front axle for every one that isn't.

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Thank y'all for the details. I appreciate the real life data .

I measured my 25 flying cloud and when she's sitting level the 17 and 3/4 inch measurement we read about in the manual is up to the BOTTOM of the frame (right behind the bottom of the coupler) The bottom of the tongue/coupler sits at 19 inches.

The top of the ball is at 21 inches high on the F150 using part # 90-02-4200.

When shes sitting on the 2015 F150 crew cab 4x4 without the Equalizer bars on, the bottom of the frame drops from that 17 and 3/4 inches to 13 inches.

When I deploy the 1,000 pound bars it brings the bottom of the frame up to 15 and 1/4 inches.

So, as set up at the dealer, shes riding 2.5 inches lower in the front than level.
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Is y'alls idea of "level" checked by splitting the axles w/ and w/o WD tensioned on a segmented scale?

Rough-in is placing a level across the doorway.

I see 4-5 trucks that size pulling AS on the front axle for every one that isn't.

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