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Old 01-04-2011, 07:30 AM
wvgranger wvgranger is offline
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Default Improving ride

Any help on improving the hard ride for my 1998 2WD 3.0 XLT Supercab ?
When i bought it i got rid of the 14" wheels and went to 15x7 with 235/70r15 (current FS Destination LE) ,later went with KYB GR2 shocks which helped the after shock from bumps,but still very firm on rough road or hitting bumps. In past i had a 1994 2WD 4.0 Splash supercab and i removed the rear helper leaf spring which made a major change.It also made it sit level ,as it sat up before this.I've thought about doing this to the 98 ,but it already sits level so have not. Any ideas or is it is what it is ? Thanks !!
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Old 01-04-2011, 07:38 AM
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Default Re: Improving ride

I think with replacing the shocks, it pretty much is what it is at this point unless you do something to the leaf pack like your other truck, but then it wont be level.
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Old 01-04-2011, 07:41 AM
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I would try shocks that don't force up on themselves. My BDS and rancho shocks dont come up after you push them down. I actually swapped my ranchos with my dad who had bought gabriels, his ride is alot softer and dont bounce around at all now. Me on the other hand, is a little more stiff and bouncy, but I have a plow on the front and 400lbs of weight in the back, so this helps alot with the stiffness
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Old 01-04-2011, 05:54 PM
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So your saying to go with non gas ,never thought of that .
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Old 01-04-2011, 06:13 PM
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Default Re: Improving ride

you could try air shocks also.
soft for every day and add air when you put something heavy in the bed.
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