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

    2010 Z/71 Colorado C/C
    Black 4X4 w/5.3L V8
    2007 Winnebago Adventurer
    w/8.1L Chevy & Allison 6spd.
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    Welcome aboard thread moved here.


    1997 Chevy S-10 Blazer 4X4 with 330K miles and counting (Hunting rig).

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    Welcome to the club!

    Bobby - North Carolina
    2008 4x4 5.3L V8
    6" Suspension Lift and 1.5" Body Lift
    20x9 Ballistic Jesters w/35" Toyo Open Country MT's & 1.5" rear wheel spacers
    4:56 Yukon Gears
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    Painted front grill, bow ties and door badges, de-"lettered" tailgate
    Powder coated front and rear bumpers

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    Congratulations on your purchase. We appreciate your enthusiam here at General Motor. In terms of the rough ride, I would recommend breaking the vehicle in first. It may be that this newer version simply rides different than your old model. If you feel that this is the result of some kind of issue, I would recommend contacting your local dealership. You could even test drive a vehicle that is set up similarly to yours to get a sense of whether or not this is normal. Please feel free to contact me if you have any concerns or questions in the future. Thank you.

    Tricia, GM Customer Service.

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    Default New Silverado

    Thanks for the messages guys.

    I believe the ride may be related to the Rancho Shocks maybe they need worn in a little. And the transmission isnt too bad its just when it shifts from 3,2,1 on a downshift you can feel a little thump as it goes down.

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