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Old 04-08-2016, 08:23 PM   #1
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OK ~ just put the Sulastic Shackles on the Dually Sulastic

All I can say is WOW. Truck now rides unladed like an F150 half ton. All of the bridge joints, concrete highway strips, small potholes etc. that used to generate a wince because you knew what was coming and a "hop around" of the rear wheels ............ is 80% GONE. I still can't really believe the amount of difference these rubber cushion shackles make.

Real world install with 2 of us was about an hour and 20 minutes and I could probably do the next set in an hour or under just because of knowing the procedure. Definitely a DIY, if you have access to a good impact gun. Hand tools aren't going to do it.

Money well spent. They are available for all 3 makes and SRW and DRW.
No ~ I don't have stock but just thought I would pass along something that works.
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Old 04-08-2016, 09:06 PM   #2
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Vaughan, did you happen to get pics of the final install? I'm still trying to figure out how the work. I watched the video and I see a big box truck with a knee joint looking system, but that doesn't look the same as what goes on the F350.
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Old 04-08-2016, 09:12 PM   #3
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I'll slide under the truck and take some pictures. The set that goes on the Ford is the same as the one that is shown on the home page. Kind of a "knee action" replacement for the stock shackle. Raised bed exactly 1/4" as specs said it might.
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Old 04-08-2016, 10:45 PM   #4
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As promised, here are pictures. It's basically a "knee joint" with vulcanized rubber. Under full load, the 2 arms contact each other with a rubber bumper and make the shackle solid.
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Old 04-09-2016, 01:38 AM   #5
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Vaughan -

Will there be ant difference when loaded?
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Old 04-09-2016, 01:57 AM   #6
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No. When loaded the shackles compress and are solid. Never had an issue with tide loaded. Dually rides like a champ with 3500 lbs of pin weight.
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Old 04-09-2016, 01:57 AM   #7
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Hate auto spell. Ride not tide
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Yea, mine rides real nice loaded... Except for when the RW hits bridges... And that will be correct in June.
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That looks great Vaughan! Thanks for the pics. It makes sense now. I assume you run with the airbags down around 5 so these can kick in?
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Yep - I always drop the bags down to 5 lbs when unhitched so they are just along for the ride. Usually run 45-70 lbs when pulling depending on the road and how much water I have in the tank. If it's a nasty day and crappy roads, rig handles much better with full water and 65-70lbs air. Steady as a rock even when a semi passes.
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