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Trucks n Guns 02-13-2011 06:55 PM

Looking to improve highway ride
 
I just purchased this '07 1500 4x4. It rides pretty well for a big truck, but seams to transfer a lot of the winter bumps and pot holes into the cab. This is going to be the wife's primary vehicle to drive she's worried about the ride quality. I've attached a pic, I'm not sure if it has a front end lift or not. Would new shocks help? The truck has under 50k miles on it.

http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot..._4130523_n.jpg

City Slicker 02-13-2011 07:08 PM

I've got Bilstein HD's on my 07, the ride is great IMO. I've had them on for a while, so I forget what the stock struts rode like. Lol.

Trucks n Guns 02-13-2011 07:13 PM

How much would those run?

City Slicker 02-13-2011 07:22 PM

Depends on where you buy them. I've seen them for like $80 each.

ScatPak07 02-16-2011 09:31 PM

Yea you can look into getting shocks like City Slicker mentioned. Go with the Bilsteins I find them to be a very good shock which stiffens up the ride. this soaks up the bumps much better. You can also look into getting a sway bar for the rear and upgrading the front one. This will improve the body roll in corners.

I believe if you lower the truck it will give a better ride as well. Bringing the center of gravity lower will help the ride out. It will also allow her to get in much easier haha

ScatPak07 02-16-2011 09:31 PM

Yea you can look into getting shocks like City Slicker mentioned. Go with the Bilsteins I find them to be a very good shock which stiffens up the ride. this soaks up the bumps much better. You can also look into getting a sway bar for the rear and upgrading the front one. This will improve the body roll in corners.

I believe if you lower the truck it will give a better ride as well. Bringing the center of gravity lower will help the ride out. It will also allow her to get in much easier haha

Cthulhu 02-16-2011 11:25 PM

Looking at your truck, I'd have to agree that it does look like it's been leveled... IIRC there are a couple different ways you can do that, each having it's own consequences.


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