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Old 04-18-2010
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How does your Ranger ride?

I am posting this here instead of the "suspension" forum because I would like a "general concensus" of how a Ranger should ride.

I have a '98, regular cab, Sport with a 3.0 V6. I have only had it less than two months, but it seems to me that it rides very rough. I can feel every little bump in the road. The shocks are probably the original ones. Total mileage is 108,440. BTW, two (2) wheel drive.

I have a friend that is very good mech, and told me that all Rangers are "very rough riding". When I cross a railroad track near here, which is a fairly smooth RR crossing, it feels like my front wheel are bouncing all over the place...is this normal?
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Like crap...

So i got an F150.
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Mine is horrible. I hate to take it on the freeway...
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real rough since tb crank
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like your on a roller coaster. i swear every vehicle ive ever drove in takes bumps 10 times better than mine. i feel every bump in the road lol sometime i think someone replaced my shocks with steel poles lol but is a truck, im not expecting a caddy ride on a truck.
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absolutely terrible
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How I expected it to ride... Bad.
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mine rides like a damn sports car
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mine rides like crap sometimes.. meaning; depending on the speed, wind conditions and road surface conditions.
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Im quite happy with my ride. Its by far nothing close to the prius, but i can take speed bumps at 30-35 and almost feel nothing
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my 02' was absolutely horrible but my fx4 rides better than my buddies 07 jeep unlimited and no joke feels smoother than my other buddies' 09' lancer gts
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Mine rides like a humvee... rough as hell on the roads, but not too bad off road.
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i actually like how my truck rides?
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i actually like how my truck rides?
Me too, but it seems as if we are the minority so far.
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rough as hell feels like the tire lose's traction over nearly every bump replaced the shocks with brand new ones and it feels the exact same...
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rough as hell feels like the tire lose's traction over nearly every bump replaced the shocks with brand new ones and it feels the exact same...
X2 lol... Time for coilovers haha!
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right now mine is pretty rough, but I need an alignment and rotation :)
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Like crap...

So i got an F150.
Pssh..


Yeah so I'll be doing the same here soon.....
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Like an F350--Damn torsion bars! I need coil-overs BADLY! Cranked 1-codes and a heavy wheel & tire combo certainly don't help matters. My fifth Ranger though, so I knew what I was getting into.
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rides like a damn truck! I know it was rough when offroading! Everything rattles!
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Stock '95 Splash was the most uncomfortable vehicle I ever bought, and my '08 is probably the most comfortable.
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I don't mind, but I've road in trucks all my life, so maybe I'm just used to it
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Ride isnt the best by far
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Ive got maxed bars and an aal in the rear and it rides really nice i think. I wouldn't want to change the ride quality.
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Terrible. Dad's 06 F250 is 100x better. So are the numerous F150's I've test driven. Granted, I'm on factory shocks/struts, but still. It's bad.
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