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Iv got an 06 ram quad diesel 4x4, 3 inch rubber lift on the front springs, rear has airbags, its a long bed, Rancho 5000 shocks. 3/4 ton truck, It rides like complete crap. shakes me out of the seat even on little bumps in the road. I purchased the truck like this. would taking the rubber spring spacers out of the front help? Which shocks would improve the ride to a softer ride, the Rancho 9000 or Bilstein. I just need some opinions here.
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Has the truck's steering linkage been checked out to see if theres anything worn out ? You could be experiencing "The Death Wobble " . If so the only way to get rid of it quickly would be to remove them .There are several different things you can try to correct the "DW" .
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Def. Check your steering components. Also make sure your track bar has a drop bracket because with anything above 2" spacers you need one. I also suggest a steering box brace. That should make alot of difference and make your front end feel more solid.
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Its not DW, steering is fine, its the actual ride that sucks. I was told by 4w parts that the rancho 5000 shocks are not intended for heavy duty trucks. An exageration of what the ride feels like is if there was a solid connection between the truck and the axle, no suspension.
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Well than start by upgrading your shocks. I'd go with a set of bilstein 5100's. They make them in firm for single and soft for multiple shock applications.
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are spring rates the same for all factory 3/4 ton dodge?
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I believe spring rates for 3/4 dodges only vary by engine size and configuration. Any two trucks with the same engine will have the same front spring rates regardless of cab configuration. It would be worth the extra money to get a dual shock bracket like the one topgun customz sells. They even have a package that includes the dual bilstein cylinders. That way you will get the best possible ride.
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