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Old 05-11-2007
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So I was on my way to stagecoach, a big country music festival in Indo, when my truck all of a sudden took me for a ride. I was doing about 85-90 when it felt like my truck hydroplaned and my back end skipped out for under me. The freeway was completely dry, in fact it was about 90 degrees outside. The backend first when right, I straightened it out and about 100 feet later it did it again. I though I blew a tire but when I pulled over to inspect, everything was normal. The freeway was pretty choppy, but it's happened to me before just not nearly as bad. So I am on a mission to fix it. I am not sure if it has to do with the lift blocks in the rear, or my back shox, but I've had a problem with them lately feeling like they overextend. Anyone had this experience or any ideas what would cause this?
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Wow..

I'd check for front tie rods being loose and just generally anything in the rear end being loose.

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could it be something in the diff maybe catching every once in awhile?
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i threw it up on the jacks and checked the rear end. I don't get any shake out of anything and all bolts seem to be good. I thought at first the U bolts came loose and it allowed the rear end to shift a little, but everythings snug. The front end the same.
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I would think shocks would do that to you.
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thats what i was thinking. Like I said I have had a problem with my back shocks extending all the way out on large enough bumps so I was thinking the chop in the freeway created a resonance and it just kicked it up high enough to give my back end just enough loose some touch to the road. I usually have a bike in the back of my truck so I've never felt it.
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Wow....are you sure you aren't trippin on some crazy stuff? That sounds like a wild ride beyond my comprehension - dry, hot conditions???

What the heck!? I'm interested to see what this is caused from. I surely don't want my back end coming around at 80mph on the freeway!
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