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Question Looking for a more comfortable ride

Hi guys! My names Dan, I'm new to this forum. So far I have found tons of info for my e99 powerstroke but I'd like to get some direct feedback regarding suspension options.
The breakdown:
-I recently purchased this e99 7.3 powerstroke cclb
-I have 4k on it out of 357000
-The previous owner used this as a tow rig for about 5-10k of weight with a gooseneck.
-From what I know, the current suspension setup is stock other than an add-a-leaf on the front to level it, and timbrens on the back to handle more weight.

Being that this thing has soo many miles and leafs all around, the ride is pretty bouncy and not comfortable at all.

What is my best coarse of action to get a better ride? Cost effective is key

I definately need new shocks...Will oem work with the add-a-leaf? alternatives that ride better than stock???

should I remove the timbrens? I wont be towing anymore than 6k more sure and it will be maybe a couple times a year. would rather have comfort.

Also, tires are couriers I believe @ 55psi. I think they are one or 2 sizes bigger than stock (275 or 285)

Any help is greatly appreciated. this thing feels like a boat being so long and hitting a dip on the highway
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Sounds like you need to get w/ Cary @ CT Performance.

He's a vendor on here & can get you set up properly for a good price
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