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Old 09-18-2009, 08:23 PM
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Rides like a log Wagon any help?

Hey guys i just bought my first diesel and it has a 6" Rough Country lift with blocks in back springs up front with dual shocks up front and singles in the rear with 37". This thing rides a lot rougher than some of my buddies with 8" lift, does springs in the back help out the ride? i know lifts like this arent supposed to ride like a caddy, but i sure would like it to ride a bit better than what it does, i mean is just rough and stiffer than hell. would takin one of the shocks off up front help, or would a spring in the rear help also, or are the rough country shocks junk, i know the lift isn't the best out there but it was already on there. just let me know what u guys think.
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Old 09-19-2009, 04:10 AM
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Pulling the blocks out and going with true lift springs will help a lot. Blocks make the ride bounce around like a rodeo, even with good shocks.
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Old 09-19-2009, 04:54 AM
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blocks are supposed to keep your factory ride..plus if you put lift springs on you loose some of your payload
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What year? I bet it's a '97 OBS.
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no its a 99 F-250, my buddy is a dealer for bilstiens, would those help they are the remote rezzi gas shocks or they maybe hydro not for sure im gonna see if he can get me a set and try em out to see if i like them. but any more suggestions please let me know
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Old 09-20-2009, 06:57 AM
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Single shocks up front and a softer spring up front will ride better.

You can go to a Icon 5" rear spring and get a nice ride, but they will sag a little more than stock iwht a load in the back or hooked to a heavy trailer.

Bilsteins are a good shock choice......you can get 5100s specifically valved for the Super Duty with a 6" lift on your 99.
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Old 09-20-2009, 08:50 PM
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Thanks for ur input im gonna try the bilstien shocks first i know its a lifted truck n thats just one thing that goes with a larger lift is that you loose ridability. anyone else let me know
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Bilsteins will help alot, no need for rez shocks, duals can ride good just get correct valving..but your springs are named Rough country for a reason so don't expect a miracle.
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