trucks riding rough

Discussion in 'Lifted & Offroad Suspension' started by bamaboy10, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. bamaboy10

    bamaboy10 New Member

    i just put a leveling key on my 00 z71. i put it on there so it could clear 33's and now its rides so rough.. it takes bumps and stuff terrible.. im afraid sumin is goin to fall apart. any ideas on anything to help this. or should i just put a lift and lower my totortion bars back down a little.
  2. dwill3015

    dwill3015 Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Nice looking truck and welcome to the site! With the leveling keys you should not have to crank the torsion bars. People crank the torsion bars without keys for added leveling or tire clearance but the purpose of the keys is to raise the front up to 2-2 1/2" and be able to retain your factory ride comfort. Note-usually when installing a leveling kit you need to replace your shocks with longer-travel shocks or install shock-extenders. Just my suggestions.
  3. Pete95Sierra

    Pete95Sierra Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    i ould invest in some new shocks and maybe lower the front back down a little more. i would recommend bilstein shocks

    btw your truck looks great
  4. bamaboy10

    bamaboy10 New Member

    ight so ya think new shocks will help.. i dont believe they have ever been replaced. any ideas on wut good ones cost?
  5. Z71_guy

    Z71_guy Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    i would replace the shocks and lower the front down a bit
  6. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    I agree with dwill3015. Longer front shocks. Skyjacker makes a three inch suspension lift for your truck. You can use those shocks, they come in gas or hyd. Also if you didnt have the tires on before, some off-road type tires are stiffer than stock street type tires. You can go to Skyjackers website for shock part #s. What ever shock you go with check and make sure you dont get a longer shock for a 6inch lift. Ive seen people make that mistake.
  7. Pete95Sierra

    Pete95Sierra Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Look at bilstein and edelbrock. the bilstein 5100 costs 80 bucks per shock but are well worth it

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