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post #1 of 37 Old 05-05-2010, 04:04 PM Thread Starter
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Cant Take The Ride Anymore.

Bought this 06 f350 crew cab with a 8" Rize lift installed.Its been a few years now and I am pretty much ready to just haul it to the dump because I cant stand the ride anymore.Got a kid now and its way to rough for them in the back seat.Looks like the kit was patched together with lift blocks I dont know.Should I get 8" rear leafs or can I take some leafs out to soften ride.I dont pull or haul anything other than a sled trailer couple times a year.This is what the suspension looks like I dont know if its factory or not.Air bags I had added.Caue it seemed to squat mabye thats what killed the ride, its been a long time.



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how many pounds you got in your bags?

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No air in them.Truck actually came with some low end bilstien shocks.The shafts snapped off though both sides.Could the traction bars be set up wrong causing this?These shocks are dirtlogic thought they would be good they were expensive.

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Those arent the stock springs. Idk what brand bags those are but Firestone says the always keep 5psi in their bags. And It would help having less springs. I had a 6 inch with rear springs and it was rough as sh**. I took it off cause I couldnt stand it any more. The softest ride is with a fourlink but thats a lot of money for a lift. Do you have the original suspension?


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Get rid of the springs and one of those blocks and buy a set of softrides.
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Those arent the stock springs. Idk what brand bags those are but Firestone says the always keep 5psi in their bags. And It would help having less springs. I had a 6 inch with rear springs and it was rough as sh**. I took it off cause I couldnt stand it any more. The softest ride is with a fourlink but thats a lot of money for a lift. Do you have the original suspension?
Looks like the stock setup with overloads to me. And the airbags on top of that.
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I thought mine only had 5 total. Guess I was wrong?


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I thought mabye I counted the leafs one day on a truck on the lot and it had less springs than I did.Company that did the lift told me over the phone that this is the soft ride suspension from Rize but that was in 06 or 07.If I get rid of one block what springs do I switch to then?
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What size blocks are they?


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4 inch rough country lift, 315/75/16 mud grapplers, and procomp 1069 16x10

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I would get some Icon plushride springs. Softened the ride up on my truck.

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