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Old 07-11-2014, 10:55 PM
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Hey guys, I have very stiff suspension/shocks you name whatever it is that makes my truck feel every pothole in the road.

I don't haul much, and would like a softer ride in my truck. Is this possible by buying new shocks?

Or are shocks not even part of it? I'm not going to do this on my own unless it's somewhat simple.
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Old 07-11-2014, 10:58 PM
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It's the short wheelbase that kills the rangers ride new shocks will help a little but not much
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Old 07-12-2014, 12:22 PM
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It's the short wheelbase that kills the rangers ride new shocks will help a little but not much
Thank you for the response. Is there any suggestions you could think of with a smoother bounce to the truck?
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Old 07-12-2014, 12:26 PM
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you could respring the truck but that may or may not work
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Old 07-12-2014, 12:34 PM
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you could respring the truck but that may or may not work
Would that be expensive? If it's under $400 dollars I could find myself to do it, but that's if it is going to help I guess.
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Old 07-12-2014, 12:36 PM
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first we need the spring code...if you already have the soft springs then no it wont help
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Old 07-12-2014, 12:38 PM
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Dso: Spr a3
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you have the softest leaf springs and the softest coils
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Old 07-12-2014, 12:46 PM
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That's a little surprising. Am I all out of options then?
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more or less...you can put some different shocks on it and see if that helps
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Old 07-12-2014, 12:52 PM
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Alright, is there anything I need to know or look for when buying new shocks? Like as far as if they would be better than the ones currently on my truck?
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Old 07-12-2014, 01:29 PM
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Rancho or bilstien will help, also a tire change to one of a larger size and better sidewall. My bfg all terrain rides way better than my dads bfg long trail
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Old 07-12-2014, 03:08 PM
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Okay thank you, I already purchased tires that were a great deal that I couldn't pass up, but I'll keep that in mind for the next purchase.
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Old 07-12-2014, 03:10 PM
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Default Re: Buying Softer Shocks Question

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.
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Old 07-12-2014, 03:15 PM
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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.
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