Driving impression after 3 weeks

ArcadiaDan

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2024 Ford F-250 Lariat Tremor
My daily commute involves an hour of driving on both highways and rural roads. One notable difference between my ’22 F150 and the ’24 Tremor is that the latter tends to wander at speeds above 55 mph. I suspect this is due to the tires and setup. Has anyone experimented with adjusting tire pressure to achieve a more stable driving experience, or is this characteristic typical for the Tremor at higher speeds? Any suggestions would be appreciated!
 
I think most people run under recommended psi for a smoother ride. I cant say if I get wandering or if Im always fighting the lane assist….
 
My daily commute involves an hour of driving on both highways and rural roads. One notable difference between my ’22 F150 and the ’24 Tremor is that the latter tends to wander at speeds above 55 mph. I suspect this is due to the tires and setup. Has anyone experimented with adjusting tire pressure to achieve a more stable driving experience, or is this characteristic typical for the Tremor at higher speeds? Any suggestions would be appreciated!
Congrats on the new truck!

The soft wall factory installed tires may be part of the problem, but the wandering is due to low Caster in the alignment. Some are under 2* from the factory. Caster shims will help greatly.

I put Toyo AT3s on mine 24 Tremor at 55/50psi and it rides great!
 
Congrats on the new truck!

The soft wall factory installed tires may be part of the problem, but the wandering is due to low Caster in the alignment. Some are under 2* from the factory. Caster shims will help greatly.

I put Toyo AT3s on mine 24 Tremor at 55/50psi and it rides great!
I believe it's the tires which as @TX03RUBI said 1500 to 2000 miles it will diminish or be eliminated. Also reducing PSI will help, I run 55 front 50 rear when empty or not towing heavy.
 
When I got my Tremor in April I had similar a similar experience, lowered the Duratracs psi and put about an 1000 miles on them and made a big difference.

Just put on new Toyos Trail R/T 37’s and had a similar experience, but the shop had aired them up to like 70 psi. Took them down to 50 psi and now have about 300 miles on them and it’s fixed the issue.
 
When I got my Tremor in April I had similar a similar experience, lowered the Duratracs psi and put about an 1000 miles on them and made a big difference.

Just put on new Toyos Trail R/T 37’s and had a similar experience, but the shop had aired them up to like 70 psi. Took them down to 50 psi and now have about 300 miles on them and it’s fixed the issue.
Do you have a 6.7? If so do you feel 50psi front is sufficient?
 
Chalk tested my nitto ridge grappler 37s and I run 45 in the front. Granted they're around 50 due to the insane heat this past 2 weeks but yes, 50 is fine, at least on nittos. I have a 24 6.7

It’s been 100+ here. Cold front came in, 77 degrees. Currently running similar to you.
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My daily commute involves an hour of driving on both highways and rural roads. One notable difference between my ’22 F150 and the ’24 Tremor is that the latter tends to wander at speeds above 55 mph. I suspect this is due to the tires and setup. Has anyone experimented with adjusting tire pressure to achieve a more stable driving experience, or is this characteristic typical for the Tremor at higher speeds? Any suggestions would be appreciated!
No magic bullet here, unfortunately. Everything from air pressure to type of tires and a sundry of other cures people have run into. The OEM Duratracs are notorious for bad handling, and many opt to lower pressure, change camber, load the truck with weight, wait out for some wear time, or simply change tires. The issue is really the trucks off road design in conjunction with the type of tires put on for the masses. Ford uses these by the thousands and likely gets a real good deal from Goodyear, and they "meet the specs" of the truck. But a two-ply sidewall on an offroad tire is sort of senseless. (Maybe a compromise between offroad and towing.)

Most everyone who has attempted to make some sort of adjustment, has fixed or greatly improved the handling. My 22 wandered a lot when I first got it and over time with wear, it subsided considerably. Ultimately, I changed my tires (due to one tire unrepairable, punctured sidewall, long side story on that...) to the newer Duratrac RTs, and it made a world of difference with no camber adjustment necessary. (Much improved tire, probably similar handling to the more popular Nitto or Yokohama AT.)

Check through the many threads in here on tires and you will see, there are many "cures" for the wandering.
 
I bled them down to 55/50 a few minutes ago and will see how the drive is over the next few days. For the record, this is insignificant compared to the love/lust I have for the truck as a whole. I mean I really liked my F150, but this thing really rocks. Peace and thanks for all the info.
 
Do you guys worry about the tires wearing incorrectly with the lower psi?
 
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