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like a car
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It's not a car/suv, so I don't expect a car/suv like ride. It keeps me awake. lol
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mine was bad when I still had the stock shocks. put new shocks on and ride improved a lot...still just a bit rough, but not bad.
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After a tbar crank and 33s its a little rough but on the highway it seems nice to me . I am sure some new shocks would help. I wouldnt want to go back to stock to get a little better ride. Just lower your tire pressure a little . When i run 35 in my tires its a lot rougher,but at 28 its not bad.

But like offroadin redneck said it can take speedbumps nice.
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Mine It all depends. Some times it rides nice other times you feel everything on the road
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I had a '92 with coilovers and it rode nice and smooth. My current one has the #1 t-bars and the ride is stiff, jittery, and just plain hard.
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Yeah so I'll be doing the same here soon.....

If I could afford it I would get a f250 in a heartbeat
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mine rides like a truck. it could be worse, could be better but the coilovers made a big difference. the ride doesnt botehr me much.
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like all the other lifted rangers out there, but the tsl's add to that a bit.
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Pretty much like an overloaded cement mixer.
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Mine rides pretty smooth other than railroad tracks and rough roads.It will probably ride smoother when i get the ball joints done.

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It's a bit bouncy over railroad tracks, but other than that mine rides just fine, I have no complaints.
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My Ranger rode awesome even with 33s, as long as the torsion bars weren't cranked, the sway bars were disconnected, I had bilstein shocks and fresh front end parts. The ride was super smooth until ball joints started getting worn out again.
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rides like ****
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Mine rides like a truck. If you want smooth and plush, get a car or minivan....LOL
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Rides great without swaybars, lol
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My back end jumped up off a bump on the highway and actually jumped into the next lane. It rides better though with the 31s and hopefully it will get better when i get my Bilsteins.
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its rough as **** ... but im used to it the only time i notice it is when someone is ridin with me and points it out
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Mine rides like a truck. If you want smooth and plush, get a car or minivan....LOL

Or just leave the truck alone? Don't know if the newer trucks have better suspensions or what the deal is, but even with the HD payload option and load assist coil shocks on the rear...I still have a smooth ride. I'm the only one in the family with a truck now, and they all comment on how much smoother my "truck" seems when they ride with me.
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Or just leave the truck alone? Don't know if the newer trucks have better suspensions or what the deal is, but even with the HD payload option and load assist coil shocks on the rear...I still have a smooth ride. I'm the only one in the family with a truck now, and they all comment on how much smoother my "truck" seems when they ride with me.
the suspensions have remained unchanged since 1998 with the only differences being spring rates and shocks. compaired to other trucks my ranger rides great but compair my ranger to my F-150 and the ranger rides like a piece of crap. its all depends on what you compair it to
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the suspensions have remained unchanged since 1998 with the only differences being spring rates and shocks. compaired to other trucks my ranger rides great but compair my ranger to my F-150 and the ranger rides like a piece of crap. its all depends on what you compair it to
Well it must be the spring rate and shock combination, because my dad's 2000 F150 Lariat rides like crap by comparision. And so does the '03 Century, '01 Impala, '08 xD Scion and same for the '04 Fusion. Got to think that the spring rates and shock combinations must just be vastly improved on the newer Rangers. Could explain why the loaner '04 Ranger I drove rode a lot worse than my '08 does.
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havent driven it, it lost its suspension haha
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my 5100s cleaned up the ride quality especially on irregular highway roads. Sideskipping was a major problem on stock shocks but it doesn't happen much anymore on the Bilsteins. Its still stiff as a motherf*cker though

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