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Old 02-23-2015, 09:56 AM
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99 XLT 4.0 4x4, and she rides ROUGH. I know it didn't help that I maxed out my T bars. I'd just like to go over a bump and feel like my truck runs over a person lol. Any one got a fix for me? I haven't replaced shocks ball joints since I got the truck 3 years ago. What can I do or is it something I have to deal with
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Old 02-23-2015, 10:04 AM
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99 XLT 4.0 4x4, and she rides ROUGH. I know it didn't help that I maxed out my T bars. I'd just like to go over a bump and feel like my truck runs over a person lol. Any one got a fix for me? I haven't replaced shocks ball joints since I got the truck 3 years ago. What can I do or is it something I have to deal with
welcome to the ranger world with cranked bars

The short wheel base is really what kills it
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Old 02-23-2015, 10:22 AM
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welcome to the ranger world with cranked bars

The short wheel base is really what kills it
So it's something to deal with? I can deal with it. Its just if there's a fix I'd go out and get what I need to fix it
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Old 02-23-2015, 10:25 AM
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Old 02-23-2015, 10:42 AM
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Less air in the tires
Can the quality of tires make it better? I have crappy Street tires right now but getting BFG All Terrains
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Old 02-23-2015, 10:44 AM
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Can the quality of tires make it better? I have crappy Street tires right now but getting BFG All Terrains
It will help.
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Old 02-23-2015, 11:44 AM
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Can the quality of tires make it better? I have crappy Street tires right now but getting BFG All Terrains
What kind of driving are you doing?...crappy streets are ok for around town. Tires with aggressive threads won't be good if you drive mostly highway.
Are your tires cupped?...not a fan of BFG ATs, but whatever you do get, crank it back to stock height, buy your new tires and get a good alignment...Then see about your ride quality after you dial it in.

Start back from scratch...then address throwing money at the front end drive lines, ball joints, shocks etc..
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Old 02-23-2015, 11:57 AM
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What kind of driving are you doing?...crappy streets are ok for around town. Tires with aggressive threads won't be good if you drive mostly highway.
Are your tires cupped?...not a fan of BFG ATs, but whatever you do get, crank it back to stock height, buy your new tires and get a good alignment...Then see about your ride quality after you dial it in.

Start back from scratch...then address throwing money at the front end drive lines, ball joints, shocks etc..
I dont drive Highway I work in town. Just a regular old state Road. And I cranked the t bars for my tires to fit bigger tires. I've heard cracking the t bars back down will hurt me more than cranking them up will so I'll just leave them. And see how my truck does with the new rims and tires. Because at the moment I have 3 different brands of tires because I blew out 2 rear tires. That could be a big issue also to why it rides rough
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