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Old 04-10-2014, 09:21 PM
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Hey all,
I have a 2007 Ram 1500 SLT V-8.

I recently replaced the shocks and struts due to a bumpy ride and unsafe handling. This hasn't seemed to be fixed since I replaced the shocks and struts. As of now its a pretty rough ride and I notice that the handling isn't as well as it used to be.

Anyone have any ideas on something else to try?
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Old 04-10-2014, 09:27 PM
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Hey all,

I have a 2007 Ram 1500 SLT V-8.
I recently replaced my shocks and struts. The ride before was pretty bumpy and sketchy ride.
Since then the ride hasn't changed, im still bouncing all over the place at the slightest bump in the road and the handling isn't that great either.

The shocks and struts are the only things I have done for this as of now, any ideas of what else I could try?
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Old 04-10-2014, 09:42 PM
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What did you replace with? When my 05 Ram was new, I had the dealer replace stock ones with Rancho 9000's. At 195,000 miles, they are still doing a good job. I like em cranked to max firmness. My dad just bought a new Silverado, the other day, he asked why his Chevy bounced around so much, compared to my old Ram, I just smiled.
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Do you have any mods to the suspension lift or lowered? What size tires and rims? How many miles? Harsh bounce or more of a floating bounce like an old caddy?
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How much air you got in your tires? If you've maxed out the air pressure, it's going to make for a bumpier ride.
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How much air you got in your tires? If you've maxed out the air pressure, it's going to make for a bumpier ride.
I was thinking the same thing
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