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I've got an '04 Level II with 43000 miles and the stock Bilsteins on it. It's got the stock 15" wheels with the 31-10.5 tires.

It rides absolutely horrible on the street.

Could my shocks be worn out already? Something else? Does anyone have experience with this?

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odd question but whats your tire pressure...
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36 to 38 psi
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what kind of ride is it. Is it jaring or is really soft and bouncing you all over the place.
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36 to 38 psi
WOW.. theres your problem, if you look on your door sticker it says 30psi front and rear.
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ya i run 32 all around... btw you realize you bought a truck not a caddy....
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East Berlin eh? You're just ten minutes up the road from me. If you've got a weekend free, I can meet up with you and check it out.
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fix that tire pressure then let us know how it is.
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ya i run 32 all around... btw you realize you bought a truck not a caddy....
i run 31front 30rear, seems to be great so far.
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Do you have stock size tires, if so you should rely on the above answers, if not you should go with the rating on the tire. I run larger than stock 265-70-R16 Yokohoma A/t with 35 psi any less and the sidewall sinks, and gas mileage hurts. The EDGE model has a harder suspension than the old coils, I donít think there is much you can do about it, check to see if your shocks have any signs of leaking, I have heard than ford only designs the stock shock to last 30K miles, but im at 60k and they seem used but not dead.
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