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Old 07-24-2005, 04:42 PM
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I recently purchased a 2000 Ranger and right from the start it felt like there was excess wheel hop when you hit a bump in the road. It seems to bounce or vibrate. The dealer replaced the rear shocks and I had the tires balanced. It still does it. I drove two other Rangers, one just like mine and a 4X4. The 4X4 rides stiffer and does not seem to have any vibration or axle hop! The other was just like mine. I am thinking of adding a overload spring to the leaf spring because I noticed that the 4X4 has an extra leaf. Has anyone had this experience.
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First mistake was buying Ford shocks. They're crap. Buy some Bilstien shocks. They're stiff, but they handle awsome, you'll only feel a bump once. Could also be the type of tires you have, could be something loose, bad bushings... Dunno. I have a 98 with 113k miles, new shocks around 70k, and LT tires. I also have overload springs, but I keep a lot of weight in the back. Anyway, mine handles great. The biggest improvement was the Bilstien shocks. Highly reccommend them. Also check the bolts and bushings on the suspension
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Thanks for the replys. I didn't buy the shocks, the dealer installed them when I complained about how the truck rode. I think upgrading to a better shock is a good idea, they didn't replace the fronts anyway. It is about 10k away from needing new tires and LT tires are way I always go on my trucks. Thanks!!! See you down the rode!!!
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