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Hey guys,

New to the forums but I've done a good amount of reading on the site. First of all, I want to thank everyone for your knowledge and experience and taking the time for guys like me to learn.

When I first got the truck, I loved the ride. It was extremely good in my opinion especially for having the lift. Although over the last year or two, the ride quality has gone completely down the drain. Of course in town and on rough roads it is worse. The truck feels extremely light, skiddish, doesn't track straight, and sounds like its falling apart underneath me.. clunking, banging, and just sounds nasty when going over bumps.

About 6 months ago I replaced all 4 Zone shocks with Fox 2.5" Coilovers w/ remote reservoirs in the front and 2.0 performance IFP shocks in the rear. This definitely helped, but wasn't the fix by any means.

I understand a lifted truck will always have rough ride, but it has gotten a lot worse over the last year. All general maintenance has been taken care of and I'm easy on my truck. I'm not out beating the crap out of it. So my question is, is there anything I can do to improve this, or anything that might need replacing? I'm fairly new to this and like I said, I bought the truck with the lift, so I don't have much experience with truck suspension, lifts, etc..

Any input is greatly appreciated.

Truck Details:

NNBS 2007 1500 4x4
102,000 miles (35,000 on the lift)
6.5" Zone Offroad lift
20x9 wheels w/ 35" Nitto Trail Grapplers

I added a couple pics in case anyones interested..
 

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first and foremost you DO NOT have torsion bars so I have no idea how it's possible they are cranked since they do not exist on your truck. IF you do have them that might be your problem
 

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My apologies.. I was just having a conversation with my dad about his truck, which brought up the torsion bar topic. His truck has them, mine doesn't. Oops.. haha. I'll make a quick edit..
 

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Good looking truck!

Everything tight under the truck? Ball joints, tie rods, bearings, CV joints, etc? That could be the noise, but its hard to say thru the internet.
 

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^^ what he said. if your having issues with it tracking straight, noise, ect, may need to replace any of those components. take it a reputable shop that does suspension lifts and such and get them to look at it if you dont know what to look for. good luck, very nice truck as well.
 

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I'd advise you take it somewhere ,and let them take a look to make sure you don't have anything worn out in the front end & go from there.
 

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Thanks for the quick responses!

As far as I know, ball joints, tie rods, cv joints, etc should be in good shape, although that's not for certain. The shop I take my truck to for maintenance doesn't see too many lifted vehicles.

I've done some looking around and think I've found a reputable shop that specializes in and installs lifts/suspension not too far from me. I will give them a call in the morning and make an appt to get it checked out. I'll post back here with my findings.. Crossing my fingers.

Thanks again.
 
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