On Tue, 29 Apr 2008 02:15:23 -0500, GeekBoy wrote:
I remember the conversation about the bumpers a while back. And where the
concern was with the intention of using a large slide in camper AND the
heavy bumper possibly exceeding the FAWR (Front Axle Weight Rating) of
the truck. I forget who expressed the concern maybe Tom L?? Anyway With
just the raptor and no slide in over hang to deal with, I see no reason
for concern with a "Buck Stop" bumper or what ever manufacturer you
There is always going to be a percentage of folks that have front end
problems, and if you have a forum for chatting about problems, you will read
about a lot of problems. Not too many forums about good front ends to see
how many have not had issues.
I only have ~130,000 on my '03 2500 CTD with about 25k of that towing the
5th. I've replaced two front U-Joints around 40-50k miles ago. If you read
the forums, everyone is getting new upper and lower ball joints at 30-50k
miles. Not me, and I can't explain it. I don't 'baby' my rig. Maybe its
cause I only rotate my tires once, and only after towing the 5th for 10k
miles straight. Tires have great even wear when I'm done with them.
Check out http://www.dieseltruckresource.com/dev/showthread.php?t 9384 for
the latest thread on front ends.
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