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JimK-NY

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AH_AK wrote:


...Supersprings seem easy enough to install and they are not super expensive. I might see if better shocks help first. It is good to know that I have a reasonable option if he ride is too harsh.


At least for me, shocks did not work and added to a harsh, jolting ride. They are also pretty expensive. I would go with the Supersprings first. They are very inexpensive. They bolt on quickly and the only minor issue is adjusting the tension by changing the positions of the shackles. A dealer put mine on for a small fee but I would not hesitate to do it myself. Another good choice are Timbrens. I am using them on my 3500 but my 2500 needed something more.

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JimK-NY wrote:

At least for me, shocks did not work and added to a harsh, jolting ride. They are also pretty expensive. I would go with the Supersprings first. They are very inexpensive.


I’m not sure where you priced shocks or what setting you used the Rancho 9000s on. Looking online, the shocks and Supersprings are approximately the same cost. However, springs do something totally different than shocks. Supersprings are more comparable to air bags or timbrens.

One companies comparison of each type of spring is in the link below.

https://www.generalspringkc.com/blog/best-truck-suspension-upgrades


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I would think the supersprings or any progressive spring pack upgrade would be less “bouncy” than airbags due to the more linear stiffness profile over the range of travel. What I experienced felt like underdamped oscillations. The downside of increasing damping (shocks) is that it will make the ride more harsh. Coming from the mountain bike world, I am used to the more you pay, the more adjustments you get, and the more you can dial it in. Keep in mind that I have no real experience in the TC world. I understand fundamentals pretty well, but fundamentals without practical experience can get you into trouble (and waste a lot of money)...thus, asking this community.

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As with every other issue when you solicit advice, you need to do your own research and look for a consensus. You will always find some divergent opinions.

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I am extremely appreciative of all the feedback I have gotten from this site. It is a great resource for newbies like me.

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I started here in 2010 and learned a lot. Nine months later we took off as full timers in a truck camper we had never even tried out for a night. We had no major issues and the minor fixes were largely due to knowledge gained here.

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