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MFL

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wildtoad wrote:

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MT BOB wrote:

Are you 12?


What does this question relate to?


MTBOB joined yesterday. I’ve read two of his posts and each one seems to be demeaning to the OP.


A new member with this attitude?? Not good!!! A member of several years, with bad attitude, rude, etc, okay!! Just to name a few.......

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My trucks 19 years old. Had stock shocks and Ranchos. Put Bilstein shocks on 3-4 ago, best ride ever loaded and unloaded.



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MFL wrote:

wildtoad wrote:

Tvov wrote:

MT BOB wrote:

Are you 12?


What does this question relate to?


MTBOB joined yesterday. I’ve read two of his posts and each one seems to be demeaning to the OP.


A new member with this attitude?? Not good!!! A member of several years, with bad attitude, rude, etc, okay!! Just to name a few.......

Oh never mind![emoticon]


Guessing an old member that got booted off and came back under a different ID.


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Posted: 03/03/21 07:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

To answer the OP's question:
www.sulastic.com/Sulastic-1
They really do make a world of difference when the truck is empty.


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Not to hijack the OP's thread, but in the same line of thinking - should I adjust my tires on my SRW truck when not towing? 80PSi rides like a dream with the FW hooked up but bounces around quite a bit when empty.

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Tvov wrote:

MT BOB wrote:

Are you 12?


What does this question relate to?


He’s looking for a friend with the same mental capacity.


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way2roll wrote:

Not to hijack the OP's thread, but in the same line of thinking - should I adjust my tires on my SRW truck when not towing? 80PSi rides like a dream with the FW hooked up but bounces around quite a bit when empty.


I should have answered OPs question earlier, instead of off topic, but same answer here too. Yes, lower the psi when not towing. A DRW starts out with less when loaded, and can go lower than SRW, when unloaded due to 4 rear tires vrs 2. On my truck, F250, door sticker psi 75 front 80 rear, but when not towing I run 65 psi in rear. It makes a huge difference in ride quality.

My 250 actually has, was ordered with, 350 suspension.

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way2roll wrote:

Not to hijack the OP's thread, but in the same line of thinking - should I adjust my tires on my SRW truck when not towing? 80PSi rides like a dream with the FW hooked up but bounces around quite a bit when empty.


My F250 came with only 50 PSI in the tires and definitely got bouncier when I aired them up. However, I had a different vehicle to drive when I wasn't hauling something heavy so I never bother to adjust the pressure for unloaded. However, after putting on the new shocks I did wish that I had that years earlier. I guess that it is possible that Ford is putting better shocks on at the factory now so I won't promise anyone the same improvement with their truck.

This is a controversial statement here but 5K airbags on my F150 destroyed the ride even empty. I had to remove them. If you have added airbags that is something else to consider.

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Posted: 03/03/21 09:04am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A nice profile for truck tires is 10% difference from the rim to the ground vs rim to tire diameter at the unloaded portion of the tire. This allows the tire to do its job as part of the suspension.

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I have a 17 3500HD, upgraded from an 02 2500HD. I can tell you right out the gate the 17 rode much nicer than the 02. I then put Bilstein's on the 2017 and it made it better.
Like someone said earlier I am not a truck so I don't daily drive it. I have a Caprice PPV or Trans Am that I drive, but the Bilstein's made it ride nicer than the Trans Am. So might be something you can look at if you are daily driving it.


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