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Old 10-06-2010, 09:33 PM
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Default where did my smooth ride go

My 2wd drive edge has about 55k miles on it. It rides really bumpy or at least bumpier than i can remember. the tires have about 1/3 tread left or 5k left to go.

Could the shocks or springs have already gone out or is this simply fixed by new tires??
I have the stock Firestone's on the truck and they are getting a bit hard.

is there any way to check the shocks? - they spring back when the front end is pushed

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Old 10-06-2010, 09:35 PM
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Default Re: where did my smooth ride go

Could be alot of things, Can you give a better description on what its doing?
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Old 10-07-2010, 10:46 AM
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Default Re: where did my smooth ride go

just a really bumpy rough ride up front. You can feel all the imperfections in the road. Fairly smooth on the highway though.
i'm hoping it's just the tires but have heard that the front shocks wear out fairly quickly
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Old 10-07-2010, 11:11 AM
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Default Re: where did my smooth ride go

Well age as well as miles take their toll on parts. Your truck is pushing 10 years old.. So the shocks could very well have seen better days.
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Old 10-07-2010, 12:24 PM
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Default Re: where did my smooth ride go

imo shocks should be replaced every 50k or so. that should help a fair amount.

just because they spring back doesnt mean they are good to go or even if they don't have any leaks.... make sure your tires are wearing as they should(no feathering/cupping) sometimes the feathering is due to a simple need to rotate your tires. your tires provide a good idea of how your shocks are holding up. as for the better ride with increased speed, your tires will heat up a fair amount when driving which in turn softens the rubber somewhat allowing it to hold the road better

also 1/3 tread is getting down there. most of your "ride" comes from the tread itself.
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