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    Default Worn out shocks or????

    Generally when your shocks wear out the ride become spongy correct? My truck is riding worse and worse, and it feels like driving a 1950's tractor with no suspension down the road. When it hits, it hits hard.

    I currently have pro comp es3000 shocks back there, they look rusty so perhaps they have seized up?

    I have a 5" block and add a leaf in the back. I have had it this way for close to three years and it once road like a dream, now like a tank.

    Does it sound like a shock issue or should I be looking somewhere else?

    I was thinking of yanking them out tonight and seeing how they feel. Can they get stiff as they get old?

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    Shocks can play a large role, also tires can as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by murdog94 View Post
    Shocks can play a large role, also tires can as well.
    I aired down the tires to 38 psi already, thanks though. I will probably take them out tonight and inspect them. Can they be too stiff?

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    They can harden up. also in the winter they dont ride nearly as well since they arent as pliable. Same for the shocks.

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