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is anyone else having this problem. the ride is very stiff especially over bupms and potholes.i have the 885 and stock shock set up in the front and aal in the rear with 5100s. i have yet to get an alignment...would that help??? i am thinking about buying coilovers to sole this problem . any help would be great thanks guys:confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused:
 

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thats what happens when u lift a truck. coilover would be better for u if u dont like the stiffness. that'll smoothen it out, but that is $$. try getting used to it. the alignment won't do much, and if u get offroad tires, the stiffness will only get worse.
 

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you may want to upgrade to OME front shocks, they are made for the coils and should make the truck ride similar to stock. I have pretty much your same set up. you will get used to it.i dont think its that bad, i need to get front OME shocks
 

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Four things:
1. Get new shocks. Either the 5100s and keep them on the stock setting, or the OME shocks. I rode for a long time with OME 885s and stock shocks, and it sucked. It will wear them out, and then it will be stiff and bouncy.
2. Disconnect your swaybar. Your swaybar is maxed out right now and limits your downtravel to almost nil, which makes it ride like crap. Disconnecting it made a huge difference on mine and I just wish I had done it sooner.
3. They will break in. If you just got it done, they haven't settled or anything. They will soften up a little bit from what they are now.
4. Get it aligned. Helps a bunch. But, don't be shocked when they tell you they can only get it close. Without aftermarket upper control arms such as AllPro or Total Chaos, it will not align to factory specs.
 

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Disconnect your swaybar. Your swaybar is maxed out right now and limits your downtravel to almost nil, which makes it ride like crap. Disconnecting it made a huge difference on mine and I just wish I had done it sooner.
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anyone else done this? i was wondering about doing that...
 

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anyone else done this? i was wondering about doing that...
people do it for more flex and downtravel, i've never heard of anyone doing it for ride smoothness, but it makes sense, that is a stiff piece of metal, so it may make a difference. i've thought about it but since i dont have any uca's to help with my handling, theres no way i would consider it safe on the highway.
 

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OME shocks, 885 coils, and TC UCA's up front and 1.5" blocks and TSB in rear. Alignment this Saturday.
The ride is definitely stiffer than stock but the stiffer ride also is more confident in cornering. It did hit hard over speed bumps, on the down side, until the UCA's were installed. The rear is going to hit like a ton of bricks unless there's about 200lbs in the bed.
I've never driven with the sway disconnected. What do you do just disconnect the linkage arms and then remove them? I do a lot of highway so this might not be a good idea for me.

The front end should soften up some once I get my Allpro plate bumper and winch.
 

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i removed the sway bar and it helped alot. more travel for the shox. i think i am goin to put on the adjustable 5100s i have in the garage . and go from there. if that doesnt help any i will order the OME then the coilovers..... thanks for the help taco men
 

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first things first. after any suspension upgrade, ALWAYS get an alignment. that's part of the process. it's pretty much automatic. as far as your ride quality, i can also attest to the OME shocks. They seriously give a better ride. I rode with just the OME 884 coils for a while, then installed the OME shocks and TC UCAs, a HUGE difference. As far as removing the sway bar, i knew that others have done it on here, but I didn't do it because IIRC, there was an issue with body roll if you removed it.
 

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I left my swaybar off after I installed my Fox C/Os and I didnt like the handling on the street. I drive pretty aggressively and I definitely experienced way more body roll on turns and curves. I'll disconnect it when offroading but it's staying on for daily driving.

As far as a rough ride after a spacer lift, did you do any research at all as to what kind of lift would be best for you?
 
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