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Old 01-14-2014, 01:32 PM
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Bouncy ride

I have a 2013 F350 SBCC with about 7,000 miles. My truck before was a 2011 GMC Denali HD. With my Ford I find that on some roads I notice a very bouncy ride and I did not notice this with my GMC. Does this have something to do with the shocks? I know a lot of people replace the stock shocks, but would that cure this?

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Old 01-14-2014, 02:43 PM
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Yes, I recall the ride being very bouncy back when my truck was stock. Since then I've had a leveling kit with Pro Comp monotube shocks and now I have a 6 inch lift with Bilstein reservoir shocks. With both of these set ups, the ride has not been anywhere near as bouncy. Now when I drive over uneven pavement, I feel the shock from it then it's over, instead of flopping up and down for another 5 seconds like before.
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Alot of people have been changing their shocks for a better ride. Also hard to compare a GM and ford. Not only because of the different front ends but every GM ive ever ridden in has been super smooth.
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Ford=solid axles
GM=flimsy but smooth independant front suspension
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That all makes sense. Thanks for the info! Someday I will swap shocks.
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having been used to my '97 f350 for almost 17 years, this 2011 f350 rides like a Cadillac. maybe changing to an after market shock would make it even better, but I'm fine with the ride the way it is.
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