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Old 07-12-2014, 04:11 PM
Bob C. of Indiana Bob C. of Indiana is offline
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Default Re: Buying Softer Shocks Question

You can drop tire pressure a couple of pounds that will soften the ride but creates tire wear and poor mileage.
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Old 07-12-2014, 08:04 PM
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Sounds like a joke, but you could put some weight in the bed. Buy a few bags of sand or topsoil and see if it helps. Put it in the garden or fill up some low spots if you don't like the results.
For the heck of it yeah I could try that haha. Thank you!

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another idea, check out the swaybar links & teh mount bushings. they can make a difference if they are worn bad, but might not. they are cheap parts.
Check them out myself? Or is that something I could have FireStone look at when they do an alignment service or something?

As far as dropping the tire pressure, I wouldn't want to affect my gas mileage.
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Old 07-12-2014, 08:54 PM
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Check them out myself? Or is that something I could have FireStone look at when they do an alignment service or something?
either way. i'm sure firestone will check them out no prob. but they are easy to inspect. easy to replace too with basic tools.
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Old 07-13-2014, 03:31 AM
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You might check the pressure in your tires to make sure there not over inflated because that a few lbs over will make it ride hard. Just a thought.
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Old 07-13-2014, 08:17 AM
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^^^ and over-wear them in the center too! ^^^
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Old 07-13-2014, 02:05 PM
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either way. i'm sure firestone will check them out no prob. but they are easy to inspect. easy to replace too with basic tools.
Alright, thank you, I will definitely look into that.

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You might check the pressure in your tires to make sure there not over inflated because that a few lbs over will make it ride hard. Just a thought.
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^^^ and over-wear them in the center too! ^^^
I checked them a month ago and they were good so I will definitely check them again.
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Old 07-20-2014, 04:00 PM
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I have the same gripe as AndrewSY. Had monroe synsatrac shocks put on, put 4 60 lb. sand tubes over the rear axle, lowered tire pressure to 30-32 lbs. But it is what it is, cause it's a Ranger, and it's not all that bad, so I'm resigned to living with it.
AndrewSy--could you post a picture of your 2.5L V4 engine, I've never seen one before!
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Old 07-20-2014, 05:25 PM
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you have to hold your head right to see the 'v', mark. lol! just kidding, just kiddddiiiinnnnggg
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Old 07-20-2014, 09:01 PM
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I have the same gripe as AndrewSY. Had monroe synsatrac shocks put on, put 4 60 lb. sand tubes over the rear axle, lowered tire pressure to 30-32 lbs. But it is what it is, cause it's a Ranger, and it's not all that bad, so I'm resigned to living with it.
AndrewSy--could you post a picture of your 2.5L V4 engine, I've never seen one before!
Yes of course, I'll pick out some from my album and get better ones tomorrow morning as it is getting quite dark now.



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Old 07-21-2014, 08:13 AM
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Yes of course, I'll pick out some from my album and get better ones tomorrow morning as it is getting quite dark now.
he's just messing with you andrew, it's an inline 4, not a V4.
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Old 07-21-2014, 07:07 PM
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he's just messing with you andrew, it's an inline 4, not a V4.
Ohh! Lol I didn't even catch that! I knew my truck was an inline 4, I just completely didn't think of the V4 meaning haha!
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