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New-to-me 2019: big bounces on concrete highway

Discussion in 'Ford F-150 Raptor General Discussions [GEN 2]' started by aileron, Feb 22, 2021.

  1. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Full Access Member

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    We sure do have it here in CO.
     
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  2. mattl600

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    yup..


    405 by Wilshire? or the 5 to the 110 south?

    I brought home a 2020 raptor with 10k on the clock and had this bounce on a couple sections of highway.

    I ended up going with 38psi front and 36psi rear when cold and it's MUCH better for me.
     
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    Thanks all. Good to know this isn't out of the ordinary.

    This was westbound highway 92 as it crosses over 101, just north of Foster City, CA.

    I have to say the ride in this 2019 isn't quite what I expected. So many reviews talk about a plush, Cadillac-like, floaty ride. The ride isn't bad by any means - but it really isn't plush. It's pretty "busy" on the highway and it transmits a lot of small bumps and chatter.
     
  4. NASSTY

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    You still running the stock load range C KO2s? Sounds like you need to air down a little.
     
  5. GordoJay

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    It all depends on where you're coming from. For those of us who came from other 4wd trucks, particularly older ones, it's like floating on clouds. Compared to a car? Not so much.
     
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    Yes we do. I wonder if the corruption at CDOT has anything to do with it? Hard to imagine. :rolleyes:
     
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    This is normal... California has terrible roads! Especially concrete of all things! The roads in the Bay Area are worst in Cali that I have experienced. Not the trucks fault for that one! Enjoy the new truck!
     
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    I would say that ever since we moved it to top perch our Gen 1 definitely rode stiffer but we needed it to clear the 37" tires. Sometimes it's hard to tell but maybe just check that the front isn't set all the way up or just visually compare to another stock Raptor, ask mechanic, etc.
     
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    Air down.
    Im in a Burb of Chicago and roads are terrible.
    I air down to 34F 32R cold. Big difference.
     
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    The Car Stereo Company aka nosbusa Supporting Vendor

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    shocks dont have to leak in order to be bad. the bounce is normal in that area. you may need shocks rebuilt and or springs. just because it doesnt appear to be offroaded, doesnt mean it hasnt. and the bay area roads will take its toll on suspension components. 101 south as you are coming to the 880 there was a huge pothole they just fixed recently, but that thing made cars slow donw to 30 or swerve out of the way. i always took it at speed, but its a big hit.
     

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