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Old 10-02-2010, 05:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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GM Frame Beaming Upgrade

For those of you that have not read the existing threads on this uprgade or are considering it here are my thoughts.

I just finished installing and test driving this upgade.

The new cushions made for a very nice improvement to my trucks ride and are afforedable ($130) -- and, are a quick and easy installation.

There is an updated part # for the upper cushion (25994881) -- the lower cushion part # is unchanged (25791032).

There are several good threads on this upgrade, just search on "frame + beaming".
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Old 10-05-2010, 12:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Good to hear. I'm going to get this done. I didn't really notice it till I read about it, but now I know what that bounce/shake is when I hot bumps in the freeway.
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I feel like such a newb in that I still have no idea what everyone is talking about with this "frame beaming" thing. I dont even know what that means.

Im sure my truck does it, but its probably just one of those things that I consider "whatever, its normal, its an HD truck..."

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Since I installed the new rear cab mounts I've not driven on any roads with "opened up" expansion joints so I don't know how improved the ride will be when both rear axle wheels hit a bump simultaneously on a concrete road.

But, I can say that the ride of my truck has improved on any bumpy pavement I've driven on since I completed this modification.

Here's the GM Campaign for you guys that have not seen it:
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I feel like such a newb in that I still have no idea what everyone is talking about with this "frame beaming" thing. I dont even know what that means.

Im sure my truck does it, but its probably just one of those things that I consider "whatever, its normal, its an HD truck..."

ben
Ben, it's nothing to do with the fact it's a HD truck as it's not a "rough ride" per say...the freeways in Socal are uneven slabs of concrete and the trucks flex at the join between bed and cab at a great rate(you'd never notice unless on these sections of road, btw Dodge added the same mounts only Ford is lagging)...I've been to jobs in the Calabasas area in my buddy's LMM and the simple addition of these now-standard mounts improves the fault by about 60%, a huge positive difference....majority of the time even in Cali you won't notice it but on the wrong sections of freeway it's v disconcerting and a no-brainer to fix...

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