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I live in New York and this morning the temp read 16 degrees in the truck. I noticed the steering was noticeably stiffer. Even after a 10 minute remote start and 15 minutes of driving it continued to feel this way. When I left work in the late afternoon is was 26 degrees and the steering felt the same as it did in the morning. I've lived in NY my whole life and never experienced this in any other car I've owned. Being it's my first winter with my truck I have to ask-does anyone else experience this or is my issue completely unrelated to the weather?
Hello, and regards to everyone, im new to this forum, but have had my truck for a year now, it has 21,000 km or 13,000 miles. The truck suspension feels like having Wood Blocks instead of springs. I have already swapped all 4 shock absorbers for Bilstein 5100s, and had marginal improvement in ride quality I have swapped all four tires for 285-70-17 BFGs KO2, and run them at 32psi, and had marginal improvement in ride quality I have a GoRhino front winch bumper with lights, so Im running with extra weight on the front, but it doesn't really help Even when im towing or hauling heavy stuff, still feels like crap, so adding weight doesn't really help The truck´s ride still doesn't feel good after all that I have done to it, it all shakes like a skateboard, the cab and everything in it, even with the smallest road imperfection, not to mention bigger bumps or dirt roads, to the point that I don't know what to do now... When im off roading I have to lower tires to 25psi front and 15psi back to make the ride tolerable. I know people have been experiencing the same, but haven't read a definitive fix on it, can anyone shine any help on it? The truck seems to be smoothing marginally with time, but maybe im just getting used to it LOL Thanks in advance!
First off---of all the trucks I have had in years past (quite a few were posted on gm-trucks years ago), this has been my ultimate favorite. Sooo, with that said, and after purchasing this $48,000 truck (!!!!!!!!!!), I think I can afford to nick-pic. Seems I went through a stiff ride issue before on an earlier truck in the forum here, and Rancho 9000 shocks were the solution. But my memories are nothing like they used to be. Rancho claims a low setting gives one the OEM dampening rate, but I want a softer ride. So, here's the issue, albeit one that I can toss if the solution is just too elusive. Other than removing a leaf spring, is there a way to soften the ride to my SLT? Leaves nothing for softening the front end suspension. I have a stretch of road that is about 11 miles of 1/2" or so of expansion joints. The ride certainly gets old. When I get off this road to a smoother one, all is well. My 2011 was affected by this awful road combo as well, but not anywhere near as what my 2014 is. The truck is a Texas Edition which has off-road shock stuff, can't recall the exact wording. Are the shocks for the cheaper trims a bit tamer? What about for the Denali? The advertisements refer to its ride. Could they be a direct drop-in? To compensate for any towing capacities that would be lost, I would possibly install Firestone Ride-Rite airbags. I used these on a little GMC Colorado/Canyon, and were great. Thanks for any comments...
I currently put a 6in BDS lift on my 2003 silverado 2500hd i also put all new ball joints, tie rods, shocks, wheel bearings, and control arm bushings. well i put it all together and when putting the torsion bar keys back on it seemed way to tight. i snapped a breaker bar and bent a ball joint press. i messed around with it and then was able to get it in easier. well now i have no suspension? put your truck up on jack stands with the stands under your frame. that is what it is like. well maybe i turned the key down one to many notches...? no! if i move the key up one notch the truck sits on the floor. it also looks like the torsion bars have a bend to them? i am very confused and do not understand why this is happening i could use some help. thank you. Also i currently do not have my motor in it btw.