2008 LMM Rough Ride - Front End has been rebuilt
Looking for some suggestions:
I rebuilt the front end on this 2008 LMM crew cab 6.5' bed. 2wd.
Running general grabber AT 265/75/16s
New Mevotech UCA and LCAs,
New delco pro tie rods and sway bar links
New wheel bearings
New Torsion bar bushings
New bilstein yellow shocks the whole way around
New Steering Stabilizer
New Mevotech Pitman and idler arms.
New GM Intermediate steering shaft
Have NOT replaced the bump stops, they are almost wore off. Not sure if that would help at this point.
Truck was riding pretty rough before I did all of this. While the bilsteins took out some of the rough ride, I'm still not happy. Also had a pop in the steering when backing up out of a parking spot.
I had a 2002 LB7 extended cab 6.5' bed that never rode this rough, has basic monroe shocks on it. I'm used to the ride of a heavier truck, something still seems off.
Truck is completely stock suspension. Torsion bars are not cranked, I just had it aligned and the torsion keys set when they did the alignment.
I can hit a bump in the road, and it feels like the front end rattles and wants to fall apart. Hitting a bump makes the truck feel like its hopping to one side or the other.
I've retorqued everything more than once, the front end is tight. Even had the alignment shop check my work.
My steering has a bad thud in it too, I'm sure the zip tie fix would help, just haven't done it.
Sorry this is long winded, but I want to get as much info out as possible so I can correlate this issue and fix it. I still have a light pop when backing out to the right...In my mind, I've replaced everything that could be causing the rough ride/popping but still persists.
Still fairly new to the NBS and LMM, came from LB7 truck.
I have a 2006 gas truck with a 2" torsion bar kit thats cranked with crappy shocks, and it rides 1000x better than this truck. I'm really scratching my head.
Do the crew cab trucks just ride like shit? this is the first set of general tires I've had in a while, was on the truck when I got it awhile back. Running about 58/60psi
Anything I haven't replaced or looked at yet?
Any input is appreciated.
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