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Ok, today with I was driving down an old two lane country road, I rounded a corner and when I was exiting the corner I hit a bump and my truck's rearend just started swerving everywhere. It had rained a little earlier that day, and the roads weren't that wet. If I wasn't such a good driver I would have hit a tree. This has happened before when I was driving back from college and hit a bump and did a complete 360. the road was the same as it was today.

Okay, so here is the question. What can I do to fix my truck so this won't happen again?
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Get some new shocks and/or leaf springs that are less stiff.
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Tires, dont drive so fast on wet roads, what he said^, traction bars.
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I wasn't going fast. All suspension is stock, and tires only have 23,000 miles on them.
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Then i would suggest new shocks or leafs and trac bars.
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ive got the rear wheel hop. when i replaced the oem shocks they felt ten years old. replace em. thats with only 10k at the time. It helped reduce it but; is still there.
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Iv replaced mine also but its still there. I think the only way to stop wheel hop is trac bars.
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im gonna try a rear sway bar first. mine doesnt have one.
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Think about what you're driving...a truck. The rear of the truck is exponentially lighter than the front end. You drive any truck around a curve on a country road and hit a bump, you're gonna lose it. You could spend a ton of money on traction bars and shocks and still have it jump around, or just dump a couple hundred pounds of stuff in the bed and slow down around the curves a little.

Just my $.02
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true i love the truck feeling but then you have the feeeling of im in the city i hit a big bump and theres cars all around you. your rear end skips to one side. thats what i want to avoid. and have been in that sitiuation (spl) and im talking about a straight road. edit also that couple of hundred pounds how much gas is wasted??
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^^^fix? Is the only tool in your tool box a roll of duct tape?
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IRS, the only way you will get rid of this problem...
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