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Old 07-18-2011, 01:02 PM
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Default Re: Not happy with the ride quality of my '03.

Try putting your tire pressure at like 28psi in the rear and about 30 for the front.
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Old 07-22-2011, 12:35 PM
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Default Re: Not happy with the ride quality of my '03.

Sounds like my 98 XLT four door, worst riding vehicle I have ever owned. Changed the shocks to gas a few years back and it made it worse. Changed from 14" stock rims to 15" after market, made it worse. My 1973 F250 long bed running empty rides twice as good as the Ranger. I am thinking about going back to the stock type of shock, but I don't expect it will improve much. Rides a lot better with an old Buick nailhead and tranny in the bed, about 800 lbs. This is the reason I let my daughter take over my Ranger when she started driving, teenagers are just happy to have a vehicle and don't care much about comfort.

Not trying to hi-jack this thread, just sharing my experience that seems to be related. I'll be watching this thread to see if you come up with a solution that I can try!
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Old 07-26-2011, 06:51 AM
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Default Re: Not happy with the ride quality of my '03.

It will be some time before I can try another brand of shock. I'm not one to throw parts at something.
Just when I think I am adjusting to the ride, I hit a few bumps that make the truck skitter over the road. Bumps that in my other vehicles I wasn't even aware existed.

I have thought about stopping by a Ford dealer and driving another later model 2wd Ranger just to see if it is all in my head or not.
But, that would involve talking to a sales person, and dealing with the BS that goes along with it.
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Old 07-26-2011, 06:53 AM
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Default Re: Not happy with the ride quality of my '03.

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It will be some time before I can try another brand of shock. I'm not one to throw parts at something.
Just when I think I am adjusting to the ride, I hit a few bumps that make the truck skitter over the road. Bumps that in my other vehicles I wasn't even aware existed.

I have thought about stopping by a Ford dealer and driving another later model 2wd Ranger just to see if it is all in my head or not.
But, that would involve talking to a sales person, and dealing with the BS that goes along with it.
my grandpas 98 rides like a brick...but i think the wheelbase has something to do with it...its only a reg.cab shortbed
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