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Old 08-23-2018, 05:10 PM
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I had a '15 SD sold it and got a F150. Sold it and got a '17 SD. I didn't like the 2017 at all due to the steering. The effort required to turn the steering was so much that I could barely turn it with one arm. I just got a '16 SD and the steering is effortless compared to the '17.
The steering on my '17 felt like i had went back to a tricycle front end tractor without power steering. I will not be buying another new SD unless they redesign the power steering. For a $77k truck it was a big disappointment.
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Old 08-24-2018, 07:21 AM
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Originally Posted by johndeerefarmer View Post
I had a '15 SD sold it and got a F150. Sold it and got a '17 SD. I didn't like the 2017 at all due to the steering. The effort required to turn the steering was so much that I could barely turn it with one arm. I just got a '16 SD and the steering is effortless compared to the '17.
The steering on my '17 felt like i had went back to a tricycle front end tractor without power steering. I will not be buying another new SD unless they redesign the power steering. For a $77k truck it was a big disappointment.

Its funny you mention that, that was one of the things I liked most when going from my 13f150 to my 16SD. I love the effortless steering on my 16, especially when maneuvering in tight spots with the big GN. So far I have no complaints at all on my 16 SD, its been very solid and only one trip to the dealer in 2years for a repair. It developed a water leak in the front pillars from the marker lights on the roof. Dealer had a company come in to fix it, as just using factory seals would make it happen again they said. Ford covered it under warranty.
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Old 08-25-2018, 11:45 PM
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No complaint's about the steering in my '17 F350...in fact I may be the only one that doesn't think the turning radius is that bad either.. One of my son in laws bought a '17 F250 and he has no complaints about the steering either. I use my truck for pulling a large 5th wheel and for my daily driver also.
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