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post #1 of 4 Old 10-28-2009, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
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What's up guys, my trucks rough riding habits have made me decide to spend the dough to fix it! Now I know it will never ride like a Benz but I know it can ride better than a garbage truck

everything suspension wise is stock, 208,452 on the clock.
Bilstiens?
Airbags?
Dual steering stabilizer?

Any help is great, thanks

99.5 F-250 Lariat 4x4 CC
-Isspro's in A-pillar
-5" TB into 6" miter
-Recon smoked cab lights
-Bullydog "mileage" chip *Matts tunes in 2 weeks*
-Warn hubs
-DIY intake, Foil delete
-Hankook MT 285's
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Your rear spring pack has probably sagged over the years and now you are riding more on your high load leafs than you used to be. The spring rate on the high load leafs is much higher than the first leafs. Thus your truck rides rougher.

The other thing that happens is rust builds up between the leafs and they stick instead of sliding nicely over each other. Although the overall spring rate of your pack may not have changed, the rate for small incremental movements, ie pavement joints, small bumps, etc. is very high. Google "leaf spring coulomb forces" for more info. Shocks may help some but the real problem is the spring rate of the leaf springs.

I had the same problem. I'm sick of riding around in a rough truck. I'm installing a full on air suspension on my truck. Its in the shop right now. I'll report back when I am done if there is interest.

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Yeah man let me know how the ride changes.

Anyone have any other thoughts?

99.5 F-250 Lariat 4x4 CC
-Isspro's in A-pillar
-5" TB into 6" miter
-Recon smoked cab lights
-Bullydog "mileage" chip *Matts tunes in 2 weeks*
-Warn hubs
-DIY intake, Foil delete
-Hankook MT 285's
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Bump to the top any info guys?

99.5 F-250 Lariat 4x4 CC
-Isspro's in A-pillar
-5" TB into 6" miter
-Recon smoked cab lights
-Bullydog "mileage" chip *Matts tunes in 2 weeks*
-Warn hubs
-DIY intake, Foil delete
-Hankook MT 285's
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