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post #1 of 17 Old 07-13-2009, 09:37 AM Thread Starter
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Ride comfort

I have this 97 F350 CC 4x4 long bed. Pulls good, needs a chip and some intake/exhaust work. It rides like a buckboard. Can't hardly carry a conversation on while driving, especially on the choppy concrete highway, asphalt's not too bad. any good ways to calm it down a little? I know it's a 1 ton and they are a little stiffer riding, even loaded trailer doesn't help much and a incorreectly loaded trailer is even worse. Any thoughts?

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post #2 of 17 Old 07-13-2009, 10:15 AM
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About your only option is 250 springs or I guess air ride.

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maybe some upgraded shocks?

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You could do the shackle reverse kit and Super Duty springs.

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your gonna get the best ride out of the SD springs and Reverse Shackle, It's what I am running

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air ride and duct insulation onder the carpet, home depot sells a sticky backed insulation it is usually by the pipes and drains.


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I came up with the RS kit SD frt-rear spring swap..If I can help ya PM me.

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You need some Velvet Ride Shackles under that beast. I happen to have a set for sale if you want. NIB
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Would air ride seats be an option?


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Yes if you don't care if you are bouncing in your seats
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