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Old 07-24-2009, 08:22 AM
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Ok,so I have '07 quad cab with the 20" wheels on it. Here is my problem.When I hit bumps in the road it throws the truck towards the passengers side especially the rear of the truck. it seems like the truck bounces alot also after I hit a bump it keeps bouncing up and down. I'm thinking bad shocks but that is hard to believe seeings how the truck is only 2 yrs old with 22,000 miles on it. What do you think?

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bad tires possibly ball joints
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bad tires possibly ball joints

The tires are brand new.They were changed just before I bought the truck. Also I just had it inspected just after I bought it and the balljoints were good. Thanks for the suggestions though. Everyone of them help to get the problem narrowed down.
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Bad Shocks, I just had all of mine replaced on my 06 with 40,000 miles. I asked the dealer what would make them go out. He said there are many reasons but he has seen them got out with only 12k miles on them.
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Bad Shocks, I just had all of mine replaced on my 06 with 40,000 miles. I asked the dealer what would make them go out. He said there are many reasons but he has seen them got out with only 12k miles on them.
Did the back end of yours bounce around bad? Man,Mine feels like it is going to go sideways every time I hit big bumps in the road and around here that is like every 5 feet. I'm probably see about back shocks for now at least. I can't have it doing that.Scares the hell out of ya.
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Yes, the whole truck bounced everywhere. All of my shocks were leaking and had to be replaced. Also mine were covered under my warranty, so check your warranty out.
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I'll check it out thanks.
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when you find out, let us know. I'm interested in this too.
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Ok I will.
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I drive a (sorry guys ) 06 F250 SD at work and it does the same thing . It feels like the truck is going to bounce sideways out from underneath ya . Almost like the suspension is to stiff . Don't know what the cure would be . Possibly a shock change . Maybe the valving in the replacement shocks would be softer .
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