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post #1 of 7 Old 08-03-2012, 07:25 AM Thread Starter
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I've got a mini spring pack leveling kit on the front and stock rear end. I live on a dirt road and man my truck rides rougher than I would like it to, even going over speed bumps is getting old. Friend of mine has got a duramax with a 6" lift and it rides like a cadillac. What do I need to do to achieve this type of ride. I am looking at new shocks but am confused on what kind to get and for what size lift and what not. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Hate to break it to you but your truck will never ride like a duramx, because, wait for it, yours is actually a truck. Ford built their trucks with the primary goal of being able haul and tow large loads comfortably and safely. GM builds their trucks to ride nice, and that's it.
Throw 1000 lbs in the bed of your truck and that will really smooth it out for you. It's like they were built to drive like that all the time lol

I do know how you feel cux my truck can get rough too, so I am curious if there are some good options for better ride without sacrificing payload like GM has.

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solid axle leaf sprung trucks will never ride as good as IFS, but depending on lift in front, the spring pack could be adding spring rate. you can try replacing that amount of lift with a shackle lift, thus keeping factory ride. you can also research what code spring you have, then look at a softer factory or aftermarket spring. on you truck a good shock will only control a small amount of recoil from the leafs.

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I've got a mini spring pack leveling kit on the front and stock rear end. I live on a dirt road and man my truck rides rougher than I would like it to, even going over speed bumps is getting old. Friend of mine has got a duramax with a 6" lift and it rides like a cadillac. What do I need to do to achieve this type of ride. I am looking at new shocks but am confused on what kind to get and for what size lift and what not. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Swap an 05+ axle and components onto it. Besides that you will never obtain that chevy ride. Thats why I went and bought a 97 ford ranger Helloo bypass shocks and 4-link suspension.

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Has anyone tried the Sulastic spring handlers? They advertise it improves the ride.


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most reports about sulastic on these trucks ( heavy diesels in general ) is that they fail around a year.the rubber bushings spin in the sleeves and come apart.

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Well that crosses that idea off my list of ways to improve my Ex's ride. I also was hoping PMF would have an air ride for my truck but Trevor burst my bubble on that too since I need to stay somewhat close to a stock ride height.


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