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Old 09-22-2012, 09:32 AM
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Bouncy ride

Bouncy riderly 99 with a 8" fabtech lift on 38x15.50. This truck is real bouncy in the back. It also has dual shocks in the rear. Is there anything I can do to make it less bouncy.
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Old 09-22-2012, 03:28 PM
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its just the nature of the lift, too much air in the tires? dual shocks in the rear doesn't help with the ride at all
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Old 09-22-2012, 03:29 PM
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no the dual shocks are probably adding insult to injury.
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Old 09-22-2012, 03:55 PM
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Ah OK I wasn't sure about it all. Don't mind goin to a single shock but how much air pressure should I run. It is goin to be a real you no what to get that dual shock setup off the back.
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Old 09-22-2012, 04:12 PM
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well you can run dual shocks but a lot of people put two standard valved shocks together and that's way to much. You can run dual shocks but they need to be specifically valved to run as a pair.
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I did not put this lift on but I no the guy who did and it was a whole kit from fabtech. I even called fabtech and they said they are the right shocks. I don't want to lower my truck but I sure wish it was just a lil smoother.
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Old 09-22-2012, 05:05 PM
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I did not put this lift on but I no the guy who did and it was a whole kit from fabtech. I even called fabtech and they said they are the right shocks. I don't want to lower my truck but I sure wish it was just a lil smoother.
well then its the lift, but taking one of the shocks off should help with the ride
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Old 09-23-2012, 03:43 PM
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Either go to one shock, or buy a fiberglas topper. I have 6" Pro-Comp springs and the weight of my old topper helped smooth out the ride.
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I would like to go to one shock but not sure how to get the top of the shock off. It looks like I will have to remove the shock holder. It is one from fabtech. Looks like I might have to remove the bed to get to it
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look into a 7100 series bilstein or a like from fox, get with fabtech and have them valved accordingly. fabtech is relatively stiff, therefore they perform really good offraod under high weight and travel conditions.
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