Tremor Driving issues

adammoore66

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2018 f150
About to make an order on a new F250.....trying to decide between the tremor and a standard lariat package. I eventually would want all terrain/off road tires on the truck anyways and really like the look of the tremor, but am scared a little by all the complaints of how the tremor drives on the highway. Keep reading that it "floats and sways" all over the road. I will be a lot on highway, but also will be hunting, riding around the family farm and since I sell land in real estate ill be on and off the road a good bit doing that. My question for the board is have the changed things to make the 2022 drive better on the Highway? What kind of fuel mileage are you getting with the tremor package and a 6.7 engine?
 
For what's all included, the tremor package is honestly pretty hard to beat for the price. FWIW, I was quoted ~$4k from a very popular local 4x4 shop just to regear my '93 OBS from 3.55's to 4.56's, and that didn't even include the price of locker or front LSD I was installing. The tremor package includes the numerically higher gears, rear locker, front LSD, running boards, skid plates, extended vent tubes, off-road drive modes, extended wheel moldings, and of course 35's with the tuned shocks. It would be very difficult to match that value in aftermarket in both terms of money spent and time waiting, I think it's a fantastic deal. Even if you decide to run an aftermarket lift like the Carli which I too have been drooling over, still having the rest of the integrated features I think amounts to a good value.
 
Tires seem be love or hate. Definitely got to air them down. I have had no issues with them, my brother has run several sets of Duratracs on his SD and he likes them, and thats saying a lot cause he's a picky beech.
 
Factory puts 80psi in tires. Air 'em down to 60 and break 'em in
300 miles and they're fine. Oh, and keep 'er under 90.

^ This

Most of the complaints are from folks in the first ~2000 miles, or running more than 65 psi unloaded.

The break-in period on these tires (and likely our springs too) is significant. Some people have reported problems up to 3000 miles. It’s hard to believe, but it’s true.

As @Jericho mentioned, upgrading the steering stabilizer ($300 / 30 minutes) also goes a very long way. The stock stabilizer can’t handle these tires.

The 2022 Tremor is not mechanically different than the 20/21. It’s the same truck with a different interior screen.
 
Totally agree with the air-down on the tires. I've been running 55 F / 65 R when not pulling a trailer. I've had no problems with truck being squirrely on the road. Been trailering about 25% of my miles (have almost 18k now on my '20) and it pulls real nice - both with and without an anti-sway bar on a 24' enclosed and 21' toy hauler.
 
Factory puts 80psi in tires. Air 'em down to 60 and break 'em in
300 miles and they're fine. Oh, and keep 'er under 90.
Concur. I have about 400 miles on my '22 and am running 50psi fr / 60psi rear and find it to be totally acceptable on the highway unloaded. Haven't towed yet and am still experimenting with pressures. I have a 7.3 btw
 
I have no complaints with the Duratracs. They come from the factory jacked up to 80 psi which is ridiculous. Let some air out (I’m running 58 psi all around) and put a few miles on them and you’ll be fine.
 
I have no complaints with the tires. It doesn’t wonder or sway after they break in. What little it does before break in isn’t that big of a deal.
 
Tires will wander when they are brand new, then are fine. I did not mind the tires after that. Fuel mileage with the 10 spd is really good, I get 14-15 around town and any where between 18.5 - 20.5 on highway.
 
About to make an order on a new F250.....trying to decide between the tremor and a standard lariat package. I eventually would want all terrain/off road tires on the truck anyways and really like the look of the tremor, but am scared a little by all the complaints of how the tremor drives on the highway. Keep reading that it "floats and sways" all over the road. I will be a lot on highway, but also will be hunting, riding around the family farm and since I sell land in real estate ill be on and off the road a good bit doing that. My question for the board is have the changed things to make the 2022 drive better on the Highway? What kind of fuel mileage are you getting with the tremor package and a 6.7 engine?
Replace "standard Lariat package" and "Tremor" with the same words "modern heavy duty pick-up". It rides great for a modern heavy duty pick-up with off road orientated tires. Will it get the same mileage as the standard F-250? No, it's got bigger and heavier tires and it's geared lower. Does it sway more? Maybe, I think it drives just fine for a big heavy truck and cruises effortlessly at 80 all day long. I've seen nothing for 22 to think anything is different.

It's no sports car but for its size and purpose it's great. You can't beat what you get for the money.
 
Once you break in the tires most of that settles down and it rides like any other 3/4 ton just like others have said. I live in a more rural area like it sounds like you’re describing and if I’m doing a lot of interstate driving around 75-80 I get around 18 according to the truck, but if your stuff is more around 60 you’ll likely be low 20’s or so. That’s been my experience with it.
 
I have a 22 with about 600 miles on it so far and I have already started noticing an improvement in the amount of drifting in the tires. I have an F350 Lariat Tremor, 7.3, without adaptive steering. I think Ford has lowered the tire pressure for the 22 MY. Mine came from the factory with 60 F and 70 R and I am running the stock pressure for now. I saw someone else post theses numbers as well for their 2022. This is my 3rd Superduty, the other 2 where stock suspension 4wd XLT’s (2000 and 2010). This truck blows those out of the water for drivability. This truck is a little harsher on bumps than my 2016 F150 with the FX4 package, but is not too bad considering the huge increase in payload. I am driving about 40 miles a day, mixed highway and backroads, and really enjoy the ride of this truck. The best riding truck I have driven was a 2013 F150 4wd, I think the extra weight of the steel body gave it a much better ride than the 2016 I had.
 
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