A ford, is a ford, is a ford................
Uh....that's not correct...I'm not sure if it truely does anything but, I can tell you this...with the springs located outside of the frame, it makes the ride very, very rough.
loufish said:Uh....that's not correct, straight line dips, washboard and such it doesn't make any difference if the springs are mounted outboard or under the frame. The OP was about the shocks which the same applies, but when hitting un-even dips where the left & right wheels don't hit the same bump/dip the outside mounted shocks have more control because they have more leverage. This would also apply to
hi speed lane changing.
Overall this becomes moot, the leverage you pickup be moving the shocks out isn't much from inside the frame.
I wouldn't be suprised if Ford put the shocks outboard because of space considerations, and just bragged about it later as being superior...