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Old 05-11-2012, 09:00 PM
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Bouncing on freeway empty

On some parts of the freeway my truck bounces very bad at times. I don't want to put weight in the bed when I'm not pulling my trailer. Has anybody used the Solastic Bushing to reduce bouncing ?
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Old 05-13-2012, 06:25 PM
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Although my truck is stock it rides like crap on concrete roads. As you stated it bounces like crazy on the joints.
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:34 AM
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Been dealing with this since I got my truck in January as well. Powerstrokenation has a huge thread about this as well


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Old 05-14-2012, 10:25 PM
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Crew cab long bed trucks? Seems to be a inherent problem with them on the long wheel base trucks, the frames flex.
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:14 AM
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I have the shortbed and it does the same thing. I know this is a 6.7 forum but our frames are nearly identical. I thought it was from the toolbox I put across my bed, but I was unsure. Glad to hear I'm not the only one experiencing this. It's sooooo annoying.


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Old 05-15-2012, 05:27 PM
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What tire pressure you running? I tow often at max so I run 75 psi in the front and 80 in the rears to take full advantage of my GAWR. Sticker says run 65psi for 10000 GVWR. Tires are E rated and at 85psi allow me to run beyond full axle rating of 12000. ( axle rating out of the bok is5840# front 6200 rear) its a f250 registered at 10000. Dot do not care about your registered weight only you gross axle. So on a family trip I air down to 65 psi and have much less bounce. 80psi empty and got to hold on tight she'll bounce into the next lane!
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Old 05-16-2012, 01:13 PM
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Look up Frame Beaming "some" Not all,Extra cabs and Crew cabs can have this! I had a 09 GMC extra cab that did it real bad just about had to give it away!

They did get rid of about 60% of the beaming by replacing the two rear cab mounts with hydraulic Mounts but i could still feel it and Got rid of the Truck ,Damn Shame, Nice Steel Gray paint Job on that One LOL
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Old 05-16-2012, 01:37 PM
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Truck bounces around 45mph - Diesel Place : Chevrolet and GMC Diesel Truck Forums

Mine rode Awesome on the open Highway,But around town every time i Hit a Damn Bump it would bounce three times as long as it should LOL

Freaking drives ya Crazy! mine only did it on Bumps Not at a givin speed like some say they get it.....
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Old 05-17-2012, 05:36 AM
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Would rear sway bars or traction bars help this?


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Old 05-17-2012, 05:40 AM
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I don't see how?
axle wrap isn't the problem.

i run BFG shackles and airbags on My 06 to help

but fortunately I am almost never with an empty bed
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