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Old 02-26-2017, 01:19 PM
Red2003xlt Red2003xlt is offline
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Default Need a better, smoother ride

Hello All,

Help me improve my on pavement ride. I'm the original owner of a 2003 XLT 2wd LWB Std Cab.

I'm got 75,000 miles (not kidding) . Unfortunately to age and my misspent youth I'm headed for a back surgery.

How can get a better ride for money that makes sense? I'm thinking 1st a set of edge 2003 2wd wheels and tires (a fatter tire ought to ride better). What about springs and shocks?

Aside for replacing the front ball joints my Ranger is completely stock.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-26-2017, 05:31 PM
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Default Re: Need a better, smoother ride

Replace the truck with a car.
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Old 02-26-2017, 06:04 PM
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Old 05-13-2017, 01:04 PM
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Buy a 2018 toyota corolla SE if you want a better ride.

To improve the fact that you have a standard cab does not help. You can minimize the effect of a standard cab... Get new yellow bilstein shocks on all 4 corners. It might help a little, but it will not ride like a new toyota car. In my opinion new toyota cars have very good suspension stock compared to ford.
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