Originally Posted by y2kf350
Just installed these shocks on my 2000. Single shock on each corner to replace the totally worn out shocks. Don't know the brand that was on it. Just a black shock with nothing on them.
I love the much better ride except for when the truck comes to a stop. It seems to bonce a few times kinda feels like a bobble head. The harder you stop the worse it is. Even very nice slow stops it still does it. Didn't do this with the old shocks. The truck had new front springs put on a few months ago.
When I put the front shocks on I noticed the bottom mount felt a bit loose. When I checked online it says I have the right part #s. The picture online of the shocks show a metal sleeve in the mount on each end. As you can see by the pictures there's no metal sleeve. That's the front shock in the picture and the rears are the same. Is there supposed to be one?
Also what have you guys done for the shock boot. Mine looks kinda hokey with the black zap strap and the bottom of the boot doesn't look right with the boot split. Sorry forgot to get a pic of it. When I look at the picture online of the shock the boot looks way better. Maybe I am doing something wrong???
You can get red zip ties, I however used (3M): 1300 yellow gorilla snot on my boots.
I get the hobble occasionally and when I set the shock to a stiffer setting that goes away for the most part.
I have gone through great lenth's to improve the ride in my truck and I can tell you the 400 lbs. of concrete in the spare tire was a big one lol
Actually mean it.
Been looking at putting a 1/8-1/4 spacer on top of the overload spring just as big as the u bolt mounting area. That way the overload does not influence the ride until it lands on the leafs when enough weight is in the bed. That hunka chunk of steel is not too bendy and it stiffens up the ride for sure.
Once I get off my duff and try it I will post up the affects, if any lol