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    Default 2011 Chevy Silverado Z71 4x4 (Rides and Shifts a little rough)

    Hey Guys,

    New to this forum. I just bought a new black Z71 silverado 4x4. I have noticed that the ride is a little rougher than my 2000 Z71 and the 6 speed has kinda odd shift points. I thought the ride might be related to the Rancho Shocks. Any ideas or similar problems?

    Other than that I love the truck!!! Black with Black Leather!!!

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    Welcome aboard! Just think of the rougher ride as the result of a vehicle built like a rock! Haha

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    welcome to the club, congrats on the new ride
    2008 TAHOE LT, volant powercore, superchips programmer

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    Welcome to the club. Maybe the shocks on your 2000 Z-71 were worn out and gave a soft ride.

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    Welcome to the club!
    [/SIGPIC]2009 Chevy Silverado LT 1500 EXT CAB 4X4 Vortec 4.8L SFI,K&N air filter,Weathertech Floor Liners ,Weathertech Stone/Bug Deflector, Line X Spray On Bedliner, TruXport Rollup Tonneau Cover, Molded Mudguards, Viper 5701 LE 2 way Security Alarm/Remote Starter, Xm Satelite Radio,BILSTEIN 5100 rear shocks,BILSTEIN 5100 front levelling shocks,READYLIFT 2" rear lift blocks,Goodyear Wrangler Territorys -265/70R 17"

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    Welcome to G M T C ! Congrat's on the new truck!


    2010 Z/71 Colorado C/C
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokerace View Post
    Hey Guys,

    New to this forum. I just bought a new black Z71 silverado 4x4. I have noticed that the ride is a little rougher than my 2000 Z71 and the 6 speed has kinda odd shift points. I thought the ride might be related to the Rancho Shocks. Any ideas or similar problems?

    Other than that I love the truck!!! Black with Black Leather!!!
    I felt the same thing when this week I test drove a new 2011 Silverado with the
    "Z71 appearance package that has the Rancho shocks and the ride was a bit tight on the road especially here in New England after a bad winter there are ruts everywhere. I ended up buying a 2011 Sierra two days ago and it has a Z71 package just the factory shocks for a Z71 and it does ride a little smoother so I would think it's the Ranchos. The Silverado should should soften up just right with time. Enjoy the new ride these are beautiful trucks to say the least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zekeman View Post
    I felt the same thing when this week I test drove a new 2011 Silverado with the
    "Z71 appearance package that has the Rancho shocks and the ride was a bit tight on the road especially here in New England after a bad winter there are ruts everywhere. I ended up buying a 2011 Sierra two days ago and it has a Z71 package just the factory shocks for a Z71 and it does ride a little smoother so I would think it's the Ranchos. The Silverado should should soften up just right with time. Enjoy the new ride these are beautiful trucks to say the least.
    I'm hoping for the same thing. The 2011 1500 rides rougher than my 2001 Duramax with Bilstein 5100's, but it all comes down to weight & compression properties of all the suspension components. I prefer a rougher ride, but hopefully it will get a little better over the next 5-10K miles. Once it hits 20K or so, Bilsteins will be replacing those Ranchos.


    P.S - Pretty cool to see GM get on here. Keep up the good work!
    Last edited by 5Cent; 04-09-2011 at 09:17 AM. Reason: added note
    2011 Chevy 1500 LT, Crew Cab, 5.3L w/act fuel mgt; flex-fuel, 6spd, 3.42 gears, All Star Edition, Z71 & Z82 pkg, towing mirrors, 265/65/18's on aluminum

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