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

Discussion in 'GM Powertrain' started by smokerace, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. smokerace

    smokerace New Member

    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!!!
  2. Vincennes02261897

    Vincennes02261897 Rockstar 4 Years 1000 Posts

    Welcome aboard! Just think of the rougher ride as the result of a vehicle built like a rock! Haha
  3. jbjohnson92f

    jbjohnson92f Rockstar 4 Years 500 Posts

    welcome to the club, congrats on the new ride
  4. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

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

    Bigbomber Rockstar 4 Years 5000 Posts

    Welcome to the club!
  6. retired2001

    retired2001 Epic Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    Welcome to G M T C ! Congrat's on the new truck!
  7. murdog94

    murdog94 Epic Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    Welcome aboard thread moved here.
  8. canislupis69

    canislupis69 Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    Welcome to the club!
  9. GM Customer Service

    GM Customer Service Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    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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  10. smokerace

    smokerace New Member

    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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