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My truck and highway ruts.

This is probably a stupid question but here goes.

Is it one thing or a combination of things when my truck gets stuck in those ruts on the highway? I'll drive my car and won't notice a thing, but drive the truck and Woooooo. Hang on with two hands. Is it the steering, tires/wheels, or suspension? All these things on the truck suck big time. Just curious what is the major culprit to the "gotta use two hands to drive".
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mines the same way...its just because the suspension is stiffer and doesnt absorb all the bumps so it makes the truck jumpy
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Dude...if we're talking 405 and I5 in your area, those roads are aweful. Especially I5 around Northgate and northward. My truck doesn't have any drifting issues, but an old friend who lives up there's Ranger is aweful. Truck gets pulled around like crazy. lol. I think my truck is wide enough with it's 10" wheels to not have that problem, but her's has 8's.
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i have never had this problem before
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come down to the US our roads here especially in PA are terrible...when i was up in niagra falls ON...what a difference
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its beacuse your retarded :)
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BWahaha.
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So are you really an inspector?
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come down to the US our roads here especially in PA are terrible...when i was up in niagra falls ON...what a difference
Agreed, I hate our roads
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come down to the US our roads here especially in PA are terrible...when i was up in niagra falls ON...what a difference
I cant complain. Our roads and highways down south here are smooth as butter. The only thing i feel are the "rumble strip" treads on my tires, lol. Sometimes i find myself driving with only 2 fingers.
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dude a lot of our roads up here are like that too. Big ol' ruts I have a hard time switching lanes. I'm talking about ruts 4 inches deep so bad that I see cars spin out trying to switch lanes in the winter.
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i have trouble with them too
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I cant complain. Our roads and highways down south here are smooth as butter. The only thing i feel are the "rumble strip" treads on my tires, lol. Sometimes i find myself driving with only 2 fingers.
Oh look at me all cool and down south. We don't have to salt our roads so we only pave them once a decade bla bla bla.

HAHAHAHAHA

Yeah fileld pot holes here in Ohio give me the most trouble. As soon as one of my back tires gets air born off one of those things its anyones guess where I will land.
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Oh look at me all cool and down south. We don't have to salt our roads so we only pave them once a decade bla bla bla.
ROFL!!! And its true, we only pave our roads once every 10 years or so, lol.
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ive driven my volvo up there a few times now and it sucks, i get janked around pertty bad. the worse part is when it rains the hydroplaning is terrrible!
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we have those ruts on a truck route. the rest of the city is just potholes that have potholes arond and in them. i don\t need to go offroading, i just have to get groceries for an adventure....
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We have the frost heaved roads too, where you'll be driving and suddenly the ground will be really wavy, like this

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We have the frost heaved roads too, where you'll be driving and suddenly the ground will be really wavy, like this

Them's the kind of roads that Tundra and Tacoma tailgate crack in half on. lol.
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^Them roads would be SWEET on my dualsport.

I was just curious cause I don't feel them (except in the rain) on any other vehicle. With the truck I usually ride on one side and it's ok, it's riding in them that I get bounced around.

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