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Old 11-24-2010, 11:19 PM
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hey guys i've notice when im driving down the highway if i hit a decent sized bump the rear end of my truck likes to kick out into the other lane. And i can drive a different truck and hit the same bump and it doesnt do this. Ive dam near hit the ditch a few times and was wondering if there is a solution to the problem. Would weight in the rear end help?
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Weight would help with keeping the back end down, but you need to check your rear shocks, see if they're dry, if so, then they wouldn't be damping the bumps and will cause the back end to kick right up into the bump stops.
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Sounds like shocks to me too
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I too have the same issue, but it doesnt "jump" like that...shift the tail quite a bit, yes. I also noticed some "scalloping" in the rear tires which leads me to believe its the shocks. When I push down on the rear of the truck you can feel the shocks squat pretty easy. Needless to say...Shocks for me!
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Shocks and/or overinflated tires.
Check those and if that doesn't fix the problem look at the Roadmaster Active Suspension. It tames the rear end bounce a bit.
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