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post #1 of 5 Old 03-08-2011, 05:07 AM Thread Starter
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I want a smoother ride!!!!!

What's out there to make my lumber wagon ride more like a Buick.

Ok, maybe I'm asking for too much, but, is there something on the market to help me smooth out my ride a little?

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you do realize you're driving a truck, right? LOL, sorry had to pick on ya... however, no personal experiance, but heard many reports of lifts actuly making the truck ride better. My cousin had gasser cc/sb he lifted 4", and it rode nice... and not too much taller. Truck ended up his wife's grocery getter... The key is better leaf springs in the front, and good shocks. A small lift, or just good after market springs... more thin leafs, not few thick leafs makes for a smoother ride...

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you do realize you're driving a truck, right? LOL, sorry had to pick on ya... however, no personal experiance, but heard many reports of lifts actuly making the truck ride better. My cousin had gasser cc/sb he lifted 4", and it rode nice... and not too much taller. Truck ended up his wife's grocery getter... The key is better leaf springs in the front, and good shocks. A small lift, or just good after market springs... more thin leafs, not few thick leafs makes for a smoother ride...
My 1999.5 was too tall from the factory for pulling my fifth wheel, so the first thing I did was remove 2" from the back axle. Can't remove any from the front, so it is a touch higher in the front now. I don't like the way it looks, but it works the way I need it to.

So I don't want to put in a lift, but thanks.

Any other ideas?

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Throw a set of Firestone Rite-Rite air bags under the rear. Will level out your truck and soften the ride. I found a good deal on a set, just have to find the site.

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The best riding springs are the ones you have now..Good shocks Bilsteins will help..PM me. What are your spring codes..on your door sticker
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