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Question about Suspension

Discussion in 'Exterior' started by Onyx_Hemi, Apr 19, 2020.

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  1. Onyx_Hemi

    Onyx_Hemi Junior Member

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    So while driving I find I feel every single bump in the road... The suspension feels stiff, but also non-existent.

    I have a 2004 dodge ram 1500 single cab, I upgraded all 4 of my shocks to fox performance shocks less than a year ago.

    The truck is leveled... I understand that's part of the problem.

    What else can I do to improve my ride suspension ..?

    -Would putting new leaf springs in help? Mine are likely original, pretty rusty.
    -Would changing the body mount bushings help?

    The front end also needs to be rebuilt (control arms, balljoints, bushings... after I replace all of that, think I will see much of a difference?).

    Any feedback would be appreciated.
     
  2. JohnnyMac

    JohnnyMac There's no education in the second kick of a mule. Military

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    I can't help you with the suspension changes, but what air pressure are you running in the tires? Maybe try lowering the pressure a little. That'll smooth things out a bit.
     
  3. crazykid1994

    crazykid1994 Senior Member

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    Well rebuilding the suspension will help some but maybe not what you’re feeling. The 04 has the torsion suspension correct?
     
  4. jerryt

    jerryt Senior Member

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    My 04 1500 hemi sport has coil springs in front.
     
  5. pajeepman

    pajeepman Senior Member

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    Yours must be 2wd. 4wd have torsion bars up front.

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  6. Brando_SLT

    Brando_SLT Senior Member

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    I'm in the same boat, over 200k miles on OEM rubber. Putting HD shocks in only stiffens everything up. Stiffer shocks with worn suspension and bushings makes for a sloppy ride. I think the route I'll take is softer shocks with upgraded poly bushings from Energy Suspension. Pretty inexpensive to replace all those bushings.

     

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