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anyone else have this problem..i need help!

when i hit multiple bumps on the road..my truck tends to swerve especially on the freeway...pretty scary lol...anyone else have that problem.
anyone know what it is and how to correct it? thanx
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check your front sway bar i had broke off the right side mount and didnt even know it but my truck was like that
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alright ill give it a check in the morning. now its fine?
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when i hit multiple bumps on the road..my truck tends to swerve especially on the freeway...pretty scary lol...anyone else have that problem.
anyone know what it is and how to correct it? thanx
maybe holding onto the steering wheel when you drive



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is it the *** end hopping around on you? if it is its just the truck. all the trucks i driven are like that. get some james duff traction bars or a rear sway bar and itll stop a little.
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I get the same thing with my '94, it's sprung pretty heavy and too light in the rear. It can almost change lanes when you hit a roll in the asphalt or a good bump. I've gone all over my front end and suspension, but it's really done it all it's life. It has only a front sway bar and a rear bar would help the cornering, but I doubt it would do much for the rear end bounce. (I had 1200lbs in it the other day and a 1100lb trailer behind it and it only sat about an inch lower in the rear), that also says something about the way it's sprung in the rear. It handles weight better than some full sized trucks I've had.
I didn't by this one new, but I'm assuming that its all factory original. It does ride a bit harsh, but I wouldn't want to sacrifice and payload capacity for a better ride. My GVW is labeled at 4700, and the payload rating is 1650.
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=( it sux ***....yea i think it is just like that naturally.maybe its just the lower years...i got a 95...i dont really hear about that problem about the newer years...anyone with a newer year have this problem?
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My 03 does it. Not nearly as bad as my 94, but it still does it. Just about every "small" truck I've ever driven has done it.
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From the day I bought it, my 03 has had far better rear axle control than any other Ranger I have owned or driven. I think most of the credit for the improvement goes to the Level II Bilsteins which are the best original equipment shocks ever available on a Ranger.
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my truck did this before i got my jd traction bars.
like bob said, shocks also have alot todo with it.

and a sway bar keeps the back of the truck from "swaying"
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From the day I bought it, my 03 has had far better rear axle control than any other Ranger I have owned or driven. I think most of the credit for the improvement goes to the Level II Bilsteins which are the best original equipment shocks ever available on a Ranger.
What he said! My '84 and '91 used to go all over the place, especially on washboard type bumps. Sometimes I wondered if it actually spun all the way around and I just didn't notice. My '03 handles much better.
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humm ill try a better shock thanks alot guys and gals
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