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What do I need to make my truck ride smoother?
« on: July 14, 2017, 03:53:46 PM »
I replaced my shocks, with used newer shocks but that was not working.
So besides shocks  what do I need to do to make my ride smoother?
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Re: What do I need to make my truck ride smoother?
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2017, 04:04:26 PM »
More info like manufacture and model of truck.  Size of truck.  Tires make a big difference in ride of a truck to.   I had Toyo M55's on my work truck Ford F350 change them to Goodyear Duratracs and big difference in the ride.

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Re: What do I need to make my truck ride smoother?
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2017, 04:09:02 PM »
New springs all around made a huge difference on my '72 Chevy.
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Re: What do I need to make my truck ride smoother?
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2017, 04:22:31 PM »
Mine always rides smoother with a couple of hundred pounds in the back.


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Re: What do I need to make my truck ride smoother?
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2017, 04:25:01 PM »
More info like manufacture and model of truck.  Size of truck.  Tires make a big difference in ride of a truck to.   I had Toyo M55's on my work truck Ford F350 change them to Goodyear Duratracs and big difference in the ride.

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Re: What do I need to make my truck ride smoother?
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2017, 04:31:27 PM »
Tires with a softer sidewall. Shocks that are lighter duty.

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Re: What do I need to make my truck ride smoother?
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2017, 04:58:32 PM »
Mine always rides smoother with a couple of hundred pounds in the back.

I keep an 80# sand bag right behind each wheel well. Rides much smoother then
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Re: What do I need to make my truck ride smoother?
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2017, 05:18:43 PM »
Buy a tundra 😊 Maybe air bags  :dunno:
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Re: What do I need to make my truck ride smoother?
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2017, 06:13:53 PM »
I have an f-250 super duty 7.3 with toyo m55's.  65# in the front 55# in the rear. Never like the way the truck rode till I put Rancho 7000mt shocks  and steering stabilizer on. What a difference, amazing ride now. Its firm tight and oh so smooth. :tup:
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Re: What do I need to make my truck ride smoother?
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2017, 10:02:58 PM »
Put 1,000lbs behind the cab. Lol.
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Re: What do I need to make my truck ride smoother?
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2017, 07:28:53 AM »
More info like manufacture and model of truck.  Size of truck.  Tires make a big difference in ride of a truck to.   I had Toyo M55's on my work truck Ford F350 change them to Goodyear Duratracs and big difference in the ride.

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Re: What do I need to make my truck ride smoother?
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2017, 08:45:29 AM »
Ball joints ever been done? Tie rods? Those HD's eat up front ends, lifted or not. Bilstein/ Rancho shocks are great. But shocks only do so much to dampen the ride.

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Re: What do I need to make my truck ride smoother?
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2017, 08:51:38 AM »
A purse.  Trucks are not supposed to ride like a car.  :chuckle:
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Re: What do I need to make my truck ride smoother?
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2017, 09:05:05 AM »
I'd ask what you mean by smoother? Is it too stiff? That seems like it's probably a 2500HD thing. If it's bouncing all over the place or something like that, I'd look at shocks and springs. But changing any of that to make it "softer" will detract from the HD part of it.
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Re: What do I need to make my truck ride smoother?
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2017, 10:35:49 AM »
A purse.  Trucks are not supposed to ride like a car.  :chuckle:

 :chuckle: How about getting a Dodge instead? Those come with a free purse.  :chuckle:
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Re: What do I need to make my truck ride smoother?
« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2017, 10:36:32 AM »
We have two 2500's. tie rod ends and bushings helped clunking in the front. Shocks all around. Airbags on the dog truck and the extra weight of the dog box makes it ride like a Cadillac.
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Re: What do I need to make my truck ride smoother?
« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2017, 10:51:06 AM »
I'd ask what you mean by smoother? Is it too stiff? That seems like it's probably a 2500HD thing. If it's bouncing all over the place or something like that, I'd look at shocks and springs. But changing any of that to make it "softer" will detract from the HD part of it.
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Thinking he's overdamped?  Could get the more absorbent bases and bushings.  But with good shocks/springs, probably need to swap all the body mounts.

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Re: What do I need to make my truck ride smoother?
« Reply #17 on: July 15, 2017, 12:15:17 PM »
A purse.  Trucks are not supposed to ride like a car.  :chuckle:

 :chuckle: How about getting a Dodge instead? Those come with a free purse.  :chuckle:
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Re: What do I need to make my truck ride smoother?
« Reply #18 on: July 29, 2017, 08:31:09 AM »
Could it be that old age is catching up on the truck operator?

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Re: What do I need to make my truck ride smoother?
« Reply #19 on: July 29, 2017, 08:35:22 AM »
I was recently test driving several Dodge cummins trucks and drove one that had airbags.  It seemed to be slightly inflated and I noticed a significantly softer ride on the small little bumps in road.  Larger bumps were the same. :twocents:
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Re: What do I need to make my truck ride smoother?
« Reply #20 on: August 08, 2017, 06:45:52 PM »
Is the truck lifted or have a leveling kit? PB

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Re: What do I need to make my truck ride smoother?
« Reply #21 on: August 08, 2017, 07:48:13 PM »
Is the truck lifted or have a leveling kit? PB
If it does then your stuck.  Suspension like Thuren, Carli, Kore etc can help but $$$.  Bilstein shock are better but $ as well. 
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Re: What do I need to make my truck ride smoother?
« Reply #22 on: August 08, 2017, 08:25:11 PM »
A purse.  Trucks are not supposed to ride like a car.  :chuckle:

 :chuckle: How about getting a Dodge instead? Those come with a free purse.  :chuckle:

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