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Old 09-03-2009, 06:57 PM
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How does your lift ride

I have an 06 that I just bought with a fabtech 8" radius arm in the front and full springs in the rear. I just new 37x13.5x20 Nitto mud grapplers on. My issue with the truck is it rides like a log wagon. I have road in several other 05+ lifted super duties and none ride as rough as mine. Any insight on what I can do to get this thing to ride good?
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Old 09-03-2009, 07:17 PM
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First off, the generic shocks that come with these lifts suck. Get better shocks and that'll help a bit. And what kind of springs do you have in the rear? That'll make a world of a difference depending on what you have.
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Old 09-03-2009, 07:21 PM
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YUP!!! Those standard shock SUCK big time!! Upgrade and you will be happy!! Their Dirt Logic Shocks cost a pretty penny but make one huge difference in ride!!
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I was thinking about doing shocks. I have heard great things about the bilstein shocks, I may have to look into them. How can I find out which type of springs are in the rear?
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i ride on a 38x15.50x20 and i had 20x10 wheels. i reciently upgraded to a 20x12 and it made a huge difference. shocks make a huge difference but also make sure youre tire is riding on the recomended wheel width.

my 4 link rides ok, im about to upgrade to bilstiens in the rear and new springs in the front and see if it makes much of a difference.
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I have an 04 which has leafs all around, and it rides better than my brother in laws 05 with a fabtech 8" 4link..

I have 4.5" fabtech softride springs, 3" shackles for 7.5" of front lift, and a 5" block with factory springs in the rear, all procomp MX series reservoir shocks.
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Old 09-06-2009, 09:52 AM
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I have the 6" stage 1 pro comp lift on mine with the cheap shocks that came with it, and I have the 6" soft ride springs in the rear and my truck is about the same as stock fx4 suspension. I want to upgrade to some bilsteins in the near future.
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I have the 6" stage 1 pro comp lift on mine with the cheap shocks that came with it, and I have the 6" soft ride springs in the rear and my truck is about the same as stock fx4 suspension. I want to upgrade to some bilsteins in the near future.
so you are using a spring lift in the rear, not bigger blocks then? Which springs did you buy for the rear?
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Old 09-06-2009, 03:09 PM
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thats correct, I bought the pro comp springs from 4wheelparts, they were like $170. a piece. I ran blocks befor I purchaced the springs. Next I need some traction bars and bilsteins
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thats correct, I bought the pro comp springs from 4wheelparts, they were like $170. a piece. I ran blocks befor I purchaced the springs. Next I need some traction bars and bilsteins
do you get a lot of axle wrap with these springs? Thats one thing I can say about my springs I don get any axle wrap
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