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post #1 of 19 Old 07-18-2013, 03:16 AM Thread Starter
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F350 Improved Shocks?

My 13 F350 Lariat 156 on 18" wheels tends to have second and third bounces when going over bumps at 60 mph or so. It is especially noticeable when hitting "tar strips" with both wheels at the same time. I get a bump and then a bounce, bounce before the truck settles back to smooth. It is almost like the shocks don't absorb the bump very well. It is noticable on the rear axle the most.

I'm sure if I had 2000 pounds of stuff in the bed the ride would be better.

I wonder if this is common with the F350. And I wonder if there is an aftermarket shock that might control the rear leaf springs better.

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I have read where the rancho 9000's improve the ride. I will be adding a set writhing a couple of months.

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Yes, Go with the Rancho's and dial them in to your taste.

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Stock shocks are bla. Do a search or two and you'll see they are universally disliked.

The Bilstein 5100 is a popular replacement.

I put King shocks on mine and am quite happy...though they were spendy and may be out of your budget range.

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I installed RS9000's within 2 months of owning my '13. Ride is much improved empty and towing. Well worth the money.

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The Bilstein 5100 is a popular replacement.
This is what I'd say, these or the rancho's are what I'm doing once it needs it

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I get the same thing(a bounce)from the rear of my F350 dually when going over a bump. I have the stock Ranchos,but so did my 2006 dually,but i never had it bounce like this new one does. All in all its not that bad so I'll just wait until the Rancho's give out and I'll put something better on.
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Jason,

They are new, but already shot.
Bilsteins will make a world of difference, empty and towing.

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I get the same thing(a bounce)from the rear of my F350 dually when going over a bump. I have the stock Ranchos,but so did my 2006 dually,but i never had it bounce like this new one does. All in all its not that bad so I'll just wait until the Rancho's give out and I'll put something better on.

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Can I upgrade my shocks without voiding warrenty?

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OP, what do you have the tire pressure set at? Having them aired up to 80 when empty could be 1/2 your problem.

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