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Old 04-22-2010
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Or actually, buy a new 2010 F150. They ride better than Cadillacs'.
ditto, i know my 05 F-150 rides like a dream and ive heard the 09+ ride even better. i dont buy trucks based off how they ride but i sure do enjoy how nice mine rides.
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Yes it rides like a brick on wheels. But after reading about the front sway bar, I what out to the garage and made my sway bar fall off. I went for a ride over every hole and railroad tracks I could find - the sway bar is not going back on. I cant beleive the ride differance. The body roll really isn't bad.
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Im wondering what the best pis to run in my BFGs is? I know on a LII sticker in the door jamb, it says 30 psi. So should I run that? I have the same wheel setup as one?
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mine rides like **** but i dont think the load range D tires are helping anything. lol
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Or actually, buy a new 2010 F150. They ride better than Cadillacs'.
It's a thought, but I enjoy writing a 200 dollar a month check for a vehicle payment instead of a 600 dollar a month check.
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Better now that I put on a Bronco II swaybar, but still a truck
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it seems if i go slow on road it sucks but when i speed up the suspension works how it should and soaks up most of the bumps, off road all it does is bounce every where
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It rides FREAKING AWESOME.


Now that I have installed my expo leafs in the back. Write up to come...
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Yeah, I bought my brand new and got rid of the Conti-trac tires for softer one and changed the HD gas shocks for Monroe-matics. I know its a "truck" but its almost three years old and there still is lots of tension in the front coils. I load 300 lbs of sand in the bed for the winter and that the only time it has a comfortable ride. Is there a different coil for that problem? I'll never take it off roading or have a need to do any towing with it so I'd like a little smoother ride.
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Old 04-24-2010
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It rides FREAKING AWESOME.


Now that I have installed my expo leafs in the back. Write up to come...
Please excuse my dumb question, but what makes those expo leafs better for the ride? I'd really like to know because a friend of mine has a 98 mountaineer which was totaled, and I could get those leafs for free.. lol
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Yeah, I bought my brand new and got rid of the Conti-trac tires for softer one and changed the HD gas shocks for Monroe-matics. I know its a "truck" but its almost three years old and there still is lots of tension in the front coils. I load 300 lbs of sand in the bed for the winter and that the only time it has a comfortable ride. Is there a different coil for that problem? I'll never take it off roading or have a need to do any towing with it so I'd like a little smoother ride.
tou dont have oils, you have torsion bars. The solution is changing to coilovers. (those are similar to McPhearson struts)

Off Road Warehouse - Fox Shocks - 2.0 PiggyBack FRONT - Polaris RZR STOCK #432A

(those are not the right ones for your truck, its just to show you what they are.)
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I like how some people think that it should ride like crap because it's a truck. It's not 1970.
But cranking the torsion bars, running old crappy shocks, over-inflating tires and not keeping up on front end maintenance will make it ride like crap for sure.
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I like how some people think that it should ride like crap because it's a truck. It's not 1970.
No kidding, most trucks ride as good or better than most cars now. Although we all know how old the Ranger platform is.
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my truck actualy rides pretty good. no complaints.
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