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Old 03-22-2011, 07:38 AM
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who has changed shocks?

I was wondering if a shock change would help the ride quality of the truck. What is bothering me the most is when in a turn and hit a bump the back wants to kick out very nerve rattling. Also what brand I really thought the rancho shocks would be better than this.
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Old 03-22-2011, 10:37 AM
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Seems to me that the weight distribution front to back is an issue with the back end kicking out...that being not enough weight in the back...hey if putting weight in the back doesn't solve the issue, then all you've done is gotten some (much needed?) exercise putting it in and pulling it out...
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By kick out do you mean that the back end wants to slide around? Dosesnt seem like like shocks would solve this issue.
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Old 03-22-2011, 10:52 AM
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Almost as if the rear tire looses contact with road
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Old 03-22-2011, 11:53 AM
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Does it have a rear sway bar?
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Old 03-22-2011, 05:10 PM
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Tire pressure plays a big role also!

The Tighter the tire the more bounce!
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My 350 tends to drift when I hit some railroad tracks in town. I'm gonna try some Bilstein 5100's when I get around to it. Heard nothing but good things about em.
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My 350 tends to drift when I hit some railroad tracks in town. I'm gonna try some Bilstein 5100's when I get around to it. Heard nothing but good things about em.
These trucks have pretty stiff suspension. The springs are not going to be very flexible if you're running empty. Never had this problem in my '01 Dodge because I was always carrying a slip tank and a crossover box. Only have the crossover box in my new truck and I'd have to run a stop sign to skip over tracks in town and haven't been out to the crossing 40km away...there are only 6 crossings in the whole territory...
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Don't tell the '99-07 guys about the rear springs being stiff..some belive they are the answer..

Bilsteins, Icons or Pure Performances shocks all much better than the stockers or Ranchos..If I can get anyone prices please PM.

Cary
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