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Old 08-12-2010, 07:18 PM
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Default Improving Ride Comfort ??

I'm wondering what I can do to improve my ride comfort.
here's what I have:
-'08 base model
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Old 08-13-2010, 01:49 AM
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Get some quality shocks

Bilstein 5100 series are awesome.
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Old 08-13-2010, 11:44 AM
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Wont that make the ride stiffer?
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Old 08-15-2010, 04:51 AM
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anyone else know a good shock? or ride comfort solution?
generally my ride is pretty good. Until I hit a pothole then it sounds like the top of a dumpster slamming closed..
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Old 08-15-2010, 05:02 AM
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Default Re: Improving Ride Comfort ??

Tires help a lot in that department

I find the Goodyear Wrangler GS-A that were originally on my truck cussioned a lot of the bumps and cracks on the road, the shocks are a bit stiff, and it shows more so with my new tires.

Of course, comfort usually means you're sacrificing performance, and offroad capabilities.
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Old 08-15-2010, 05:38 AM
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I have pretty good tires on the front end, Destination Le.. on the rear axle I have two budget tires. But I would think with the comfort ratings with the Destination Le on the front end, that I would be covered in that department..
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Old 08-15-2010, 05:40 AM
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I have the bilstein 5100 on my truck

It rode rough after the t-bar crank and it is nice and smooth over the bumps now.
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Old 08-15-2010, 05:46 AM
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I have the bilstein 5100 on my truck

It rode rough after the t-bar crank and it is nice and smooth over the bumps now.
how much did that cost you to replace the shocks all together??
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Old 08-15-2010, 05:46 AM
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I have the bilstein 5100 on my truck

It rode rough after the t-bar crank and it is nice and smooth over the bumps now.
Shocks are a huge difference for sure. Bilsteins are great, you wont be disappointed!
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Old 08-15-2010, 05:54 AM
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They were like 60-80 bucks each and installed my self
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Old 08-15-2010, 06:00 AM
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You will need to find the ones with 0-1" lift

They make them for people that have 4-6" of lift from a suspension lift
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Old 08-16-2010, 04:49 AM
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To try and cut costs.. do you think it would be wise to just install two new shocks on the front end?
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Old 08-16-2010, 06:27 AM
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Default Re: Improving Ride Comfort ??

You could replace the fronts and see if it helps, but with t-bars, your ride is never going to be real plush. The Bilstein's are smooth, but it is not going to be a miracle cure for the harshness.
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Old 08-16-2010, 12:25 PM
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Default Re: Improving Ride Comfort ??

what exactly do you mean by the T-bars? aren't they only in the back? So are you saying I should replace the back shocks too?

you do make a generally good point.. I would rather not spend the money if it wont take away the big pot hole "bangs".. cause like I said. I have an otherwise smooth ride.
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Old 08-16-2010, 01:38 PM
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Torsion bars are in the front. Dont worry you dont have them
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