Mud in my Veins
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Memphis, TN
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Re: Body roll
You should check ALL the suspension bushings, especially the sway bar and end link bushings. Also, see if the bars are bent, broken, or otherwise damaged.
Shocks don't keep the truck from swaying; they just damp the action of the springs so the truck doesn't continue bouncing after hitting a bump. They'll compress under any sustained load, like turning a long curve. If your sway bars are OK, check the tires. If they have low pressure, or were EVER run at high speed and low pressure, the sidewalls will allow the truck to lean over. You might also have a broken spring or two.
I think the most probable causes are: tires, sway bars, suspension bushings, springs (in that order). New shocks may hide the problem, but they won't fix it.
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