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Old 07-14-2003, 12:11 PM
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Some of you Truck guru's on here I need some advise !
I have a 03 dually Chevy and when the rear hits a POT HOLE or bump it jarres your teeth out when Empty ,does the new air shocks cure or help that ?????
 
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Old 07-14-2003, 03:21 PM
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good question!!!!
My 1998 ride's ruff when empty!!!!
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Old 07-14-2003, 03:26 PM
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Most use an air bag and that may help a little if you keep a few pounds of air in it, otherwise it would be the stiff springs and the shocks. The RS9000 is adjustable and can be softened, you may have gas charged but more likely hydrolic and those are really stiff. I would stay away from an air shock and use the air bag and the 9000s or if you do not sag at all just the 9000s
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Old 07-14-2003, 03:43 PM
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Yes I need something different I'm running out of teeth
anymore ideas ????
 
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Old 07-14-2003, 03:46 PM
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Get a ford F-350 dually, nice an smooth when empty.
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Try throwing a couple of hundred pounds of dead weight in the back.
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Old 07-14-2003, 04:32 PM
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Get a ford F-350 dually, nice an smooth when empty.
I know but then it won't tow as much or run as fast /na ford builds a good truck I just like my chevy


Yea and CORD I could throw BLOWN 1500 in there that would work ,LOL
 
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Bobby,

you don't want to hear this, but the solution to your problem is "FORD".

We test drove a new GMC and could not believe how rough it rode. The Ford was so much better ride that it played a big part in our decision.

I have an employee that sold his 2000 Chevy 3500 and bought a Ford after riding in ours.

If you want to see how any vehicle rides, bring it to Statesville and drive from Exit 42 North to Exit 55. I don't thing there is a worse part of road in the country.

The Ford crosses it like a Cadillac without a load, the GMC bounched the rear wheels a foot off the ground.

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I have an F 350 4x4 we pulled all the leaves from the springs except 3 and installed an air ride air bag system, now the truck sits level ( 7"lower in the rear ) and rides like a caddy, it also has an onboard compressor so we have air. We have pulled a 47' triple Fountain boat and trailer 18000 lbs with50lbs of air in the bags
 
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Old 07-14-2003, 05:10 PM
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Hey Dock I don't need to come up there remember I live in the Poor part of the county we just got gravity !! and pot holes are like death valley ,this truck is great but so are the fords I like GEO's idea I may try that ,but thanks for the info
 
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