White95’s ‘23 F-150 “Abominable”

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Ever since I decided to move forward with buying this truck, I’ve been researching them. While reading up on lowering them, I had come across several guys who suffered dented oil pans from sway bar bind.

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That last comment about needing shorter sway bar end links is in correct. We in fact need longer end links. Asked a buddy to send me this picture to confirm my suspicion. You can clearly the sway bar is now at a higher angle and that’s the cause of the problem. If you go back to the first picture, you can see the bar is rolled towards the engine. Clearly, longer end links are needed.

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So, one of the first things I’m going to do after finally lowering this pig is to measure for proper end links. I’ll reach out to a few vendors and have a few made. Might even have a marketable item.

Happy Easter!
 

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Ever since I decided to move forward with buying this truck, I’ve been researching them. While reading up on lowering them, I had come across several guys who suffered dented oil pans from sway bar bind.

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That last comment about needing shorter sway bar end links is in correct. We in fact need longer end links. Asked a buddy to send me this picture to confirm my suspicion. You can clearly the sway bar is now at a higher angle and that’s the cause of the problem. If you go back to the first picture, you can see the bar is rolled towards the engine. Clearly, longer end links are needed.

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So, one of the first things I’m going to do after finally lowering this pig is to measure for proper end links. I’ll reach out to a few vendors and have a few made. Might even have a marketable item.

Happy Easter!
Never seems to go smoothly with a new year vehicle… until someone starts manufacturing a kit that remedies it
;-). ;-), nudge nudge!
Would less of a drop prevent this, like maybe a 2” or 1 1/2” drop? You could do a 2”/4” drop and it would still look Sleeper Sinister!
 
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Never seems to go smoothly with a new year vehicle… until someone starts manufacturing a kit that remedies it
;-). ;-), nudge nudge!
Would less of a drop prevent this, like maybe a 2” or 1 1/2” drop? You could do a 2”/4” drop and it would still look Sleeper Sinister!

I won’t be satisfied unless it’s right and I have enough connections in the race community to make it happen.
 

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I won’t be satisfied unless it’s right and I have enough connections in the race community to make it happen.
Alright then… giterdun!

Afterthought: so no way to lengthen the existing OE end links? Or a rear sump oil pan?
 

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Slap on those bigger wheels/tires and you just might be close! ;-)
 
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Sure is alot of buttons on it.

Only one extra button on the new tiller compared to the rubber stock wheel. It’s for the adaptive cruise control that I will be adding modules and cameras for at a later date. Oh, as a bonus, the new wheel is also heated! When I update to the larger screen radio, it will become functional.

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Been a minute since I've been a regular on the F150forums....what all is involved in getting the larger touchscreen working? FORSCAN changes or just plug and go?
 

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Only one extra button on the new tiller compared to the rubber stock wheel. It’s for the adaptive cruise control that I will be adding modules and cameras for at a later date. Oh, as a bonus, the new wheel is also heated! When I update to the larger screen radio, it will become functional.

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Adaptive cruise control is amazing . Love that feature
 

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Adaptive cruise control is amazing . Love that feature
I’m constantly using my cruise control. It’s not “adaptive”, but I use the Resume a lot and setting the CC helps with mpg. Besides, too many idiot drivers in SoCal for me to trust adaptive (and especially autonomous like Tesla) CC.
 

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I’m constantly using my cruise control. It’s not “adaptive”, but I use the Resume a lot and setting the CC helps with mpg. Besides, too many idiot drivers in SoCal for me to trust adaptive (and especially autonomous like Tesla) CC.


The adaptive on the fords is really good . The truck will come to a stop on its own you can also set the following distance
 
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Install was extremely straight forward, thank you YouTube.

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However, the buttons on left didn’t work so I switched them out for the XL stuff. I’m not totally sure if I’m going to keep the trim or swap to the Lariat trim.

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Made the decision to switch the shackles for a different set because they were not 2” after all.

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Let’s see. Figured out my truck is a flame thrower. :rolleyes: Fixed that and put the tail pipe back on.

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It blends right in.

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Added a set of rear wheel well liners and a rear emblem overlay.

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This is another project I’ve been collecting stuff to install. My “Mighty Mouse” catch can which is total overkill but will work well with forced induction later.

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More to come.
 

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Install was extremely straight forward, thank you YouTube.

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However, the buttons on left didn’t work so I switched them out for the XL stuff. I’m not totally sure if I’m going to keep the trim or swap to the Lariat trim.

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Made the decision to switch the shackles for a different set because they were not 2” after all.

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Let’s see. Figured out my truck is a flame thrower. :rolleyes: Fixed that and put the tail pipe back on.

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It blends right in.

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Added a set of rear wheel well liners and a rear emblem overlay.

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This is another project I’ve been collecting stuff to install. My “Mighty Mouse” catch can which is total overkill but will work well with forced induction later.

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More to come.
Damn, son!
 

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