Live Valve Issue? Rides Harder than Gen 2

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something isnt right, ive never thought wow baja has body roll and certainly not more than normal mode
It’s not like it wobbles around but there’s a difference from Sport. The roads I drive are all 50mph windy New England country roads, so bumpy pavement is common and the twists being out body roll.
 

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Thats hard to believe considering the coils in the rear. However, the 17-18 with standard shocks ride super squishy, which if you're into that live valve tuning will feel firmer. Try running your bfg’s @ 35. If you have a 37 package that will make a massive difference.
 
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I dropped my psi down to 34.
I'll probably let me pressure drop with the cold weather and see what that does. I was also just reading about recalibrating the shocks with FORScan (though the thread was about Gen 2). I think I'm going to load up FORScan this week and see if I can find the calibration values to see if mine are wrong.
 
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Thats hard to believe considering the coils in the rear. However, the 17-18 with standard shocks ride super squishy, which if you're into that live valve tuning will feel firmer. Try running your bfg’s @ 35. If you have a 37 package that will make a massive difference.
Mine is on 35s, so I'm sure compared to anyone with 37s mine feels rougher.
 

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Mine is on 35s, so I'm sure compared to anyone with 37s mine feels rougher.
Not really, everything is a balance with suspension. You can have a really squishy ride, but your truck is going to feel washed out in turns and maneuvers. You could also have a stiff ride, that’s super composed and responsive the GEN three live programming favors this over all out Cadillac bouncy comfort. I’m sure you can get a programmer to leave the valve stuck open all the way for the seam gen 2 feel.
 
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Not really, everything is a balance with suspension. You can have a really squishy ride, but your truck is going to feel washed out in turns and maneuvers. You could also have a stiff ride, that’s super composed and responsive the GEN three live programming favors this over all out Cadillac bouncy comfort. I’m sure you can get a programmer to leave the valve stuck open all the way for the seam gen 2 feel.
Yeah, I'm not bothered if a little stiffness if the price for overall composure. What I want to make sure is that I'm not getting more of that stiffness than most. People gush about the the Gen 3's ride compares to Gen 2 and my experience simply doesn't match that in any on-road driving. I would say it's equivalent on straight road (e.g. highway) and worse on lower-speed roads that aren't smooth. The one and only thing it does better on road than the Gen 2, is the rear doesn't skip over highway expansion joints as much.

If my ride is normal for the Gen 3 I'm good, but everyone descriptions would indicate it's not normal. Never even seen another Gen 3 on the road, so I don't have someone who's truck I can try to compare.
 

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Since this is an on-road issue, you could add a hellwig or other brand swaybar to have the soft baja setting and reduced body roll.
 

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I'm at 1500 miles. Love the truck for the most part. The one thing I've thought since driving off the dealer's lot is that the ride doesn't seem that smooth. In Normal suspension it seems jiggly and I figured out it's more composed in Sport suspension. Still, on slightly irregular roads it does not seem to glide over bumps like my Gen 2 did. Big bumps are fine, but smaller high-frequency bumps come through more than they should.

Anyone else feel the same? Is there a way to check that my shocks don't need recalibration?

Before anyone asks, my cold tire pressures are 38psi front, 37psi rear.
check the ssm in the clunk thread
 
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