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Old 04-15-2014, 04:56 AM
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Shock question

I've seen on the forums how bad the rancho shocks on the fx4 editions are. I have the regular shocks with a camper package. I'm not sure but the truck rides rough. This is my first superduty, so I don't know of that is normal. I do tow a travel trailer 6 to 10 times a year. Can I put another type of shock to smooth out the ride but not sacrifice tow capasity? I'm at stock height don't plan of lifting. Just getting bigger tires when my factory set wear out. Any suggestions would be great.
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Old 04-15-2014, 05:27 AM
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What size are your factory tires? The 245s ride incredibly harsh in my opinion on the new super duties. Any bigger tire is going to ride better but you lose your effective gearing
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They are the 245/70/17. Way too small in my opinion. Has there been an issue with the factory shocks on non FX4 trucks?
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None that I've seen personally. I have heard in the past about bad shocks on new super duties causing a steering oscillation but I haven't run into that yet.

I do not at all like the 245 tire option. My truck originally came with 265/70R17s and even those were a little firm. I am up to 285/70s now and they ride much better but you lose a little gear.
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