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post #1 of 17 Old 12-21-2012, 05:20 AM Thread Starter
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So I just put on new billstein shock's leveled my truck & put on new 35" nitto terra grappler's. I also had my front end completely rebuilt, problem is the truck rides and handles like crap now is there anything I can do to make it handle and ride like it used to or atleast close?
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So I just put on new billstein shock's leveled my truck & put on new 35" nitto terra grappler's. I also had my front end completely rebuilt, problem is the truck rides and handles like crap now is there anything I can do to make it handle and ride like it used to or atleast close?
Would help to know some details so we can assist: what year truck? 03s and 04s are leaf spring front end and 05 - 07 are coil spring. Which line of Bilstein shocks? Lastly, what do you mean by "rides like crap"?

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It just rides really rough I can feel every single bump now, reason i'm complaining about this is I'm on crappy dirt roads every day for work. And what I mean by it handles like crap is it just feels like its tough to steer while going down the highway it feels like it's drifting left or right all the time.

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Most people will say 5100's are a good choice. I had them and had same issue as you. I put rancho 9000's and like the way they ride. Have about 70,000 and still doing good.

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Dumb question, but did you check the tire pressure? I have had new tires put on and they'll put 80 psi in a 50psi tire. Also are u new tires E rated or D rated?

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THE 5100 is a firmer shock, look at tire pressures, and use a little more speed when traveling rougher roads, let the shock start to work,.

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THE 5100 is a firmer shock, look at tire pressures, and use a little more speed when traveling rougher roads, let the shock start to work,.
I bet if you check your tire psi its to the max. the "use a little more speed" on a rough road is a bad idea....lil dangerous imo.

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Have you upgraded to dual steering stabilizers when you bumped the tires up to 35s?

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No on the dual steering stabalizers, haven't checked the tire pressure yet. What do you guys recommend? It's just for work I won't be pulling anything so I can probably get away with the minimum huh?
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Will those dual steering stabilizers make it handle better?
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