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Old 01-10-2017, 08:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Concrete highway bucking

So on concrete highways my '13 rides like hell! I do not remember the 2012 i had a few years back riding like that. My 13 is a 4x4 while the 12 was a Z71. Could that be that big of a difference in the suspension ride?
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Anything i should be looking for as far as worn parts?
I would think if the shocks were bad it would have the water bed effect. This is more of a bucking that shakes the heck out of you while driving every time you hit a joint in the concrete.

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There are many factors involved in making this a miserable experience.
The length of the truck, combined with the distance between each crack are the basic elements of the formula.
If the speed is just right, the up and down motion starts becoming multiplied by the next bump. Change the speed and it will probably decrease dramatically.

You could go with aftermarket shocks/airbags to reduce the experience but in reality, it will be up to the highway department to fix their issue..

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Damn. That's what I was afraid of. Smooth on blacktop. Hell on most concrete.

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You don't give us enough info, fill out your signature so we know what kind of truck your driving.

How much weight are you towing or hauling? Not sure if you have a 3500, but on mine there are some sections of freeway that would just start to hit the overloads when I had a certain amount of weight in the truck or a specific tongue weight and it would porpoise and ride pretty bad. Much better after I installed airbags to keep the suspension off of the overloads.
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This might help: https://www.dieselplace.com/forum/76-...11-denali.html
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You don't give us enough info, fill out your signature so we know what kind of truck your driving.

How much weight are you towing or hauling? Not sure if you have a 3500, but on mine there are some sections of freeway that would just start to hit the overloads when I had a certain amount of weight in the truck or a specific tongue weight and it would porpoise and ride pretty bad. Much better after I installed airbags to keep the suspension off of the overloads.
Sorry. stock. 2500, unloaded, concrete highway . pretty sure the other two replies are dead on.

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You could try some bags of cement in the bed near the tailgate
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When not loaded, I run 50 in the front and 40 in the rear. Makes a big difference in the way the truck rides and handles.
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I have brand new Nitto Ridge Grapplers, air rite bags in rear, newly added 5100 bilsteins all around 6" lift and its still bucking. Not as bad since I put the Bilsteins on but still there. I think its just these poorly paved concrete roads. Get on blacktop and its smooth as can be.
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Could always install some sulastic shackles.

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