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Washboards roads and shocks

2001 Ranger 5 speed Nothing extra but a Tach...Handle roles down window...A Cheapish thing small 4 cyl...
Rear shocks last a year...bottom of line Napa...What does someone walk in and ask for. for bumpy roads...Mostly bed is empty...Charlie...You know 50 to $60 buck range..100 to 150 Bucks gives me poorness......Thanks Charlie
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On the cheap, but still work, end you should try the Monroe Sensa-tracs

A portable air compressor would be handy as well, lowering tire pressure to 15-20psi really helps if you will be facing a long drive on washboard roads.
Compressor is for when the fun ends and the paved road begins, lol.

Putting some weight in the bed can help as well, the springs are close to topped out when bed is empty, a little weight can help prevent top out issues when multiple bumps are encountered.
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Necessary or just paying more?...Will slowing down to 2 MPH help...Bumps seem smoothest at 35 MPH. Maybe not safe in narrow road.....Ideas again Thanks Charlie

I will look at the Monroe Sensa-tracs
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