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Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Chevrolet Silverado 2500, Chevrolet Silverado 3500, GMC Sierra 1500, GMC Sierra 2500, GMC Sierra 3500, Suspension, Truck
#84 of 123 Re: 2007 4x4 1500 extened cab chevy rought ride [rich107]
Apr 10, 2008 (8:19 am)
GM has been known to install the cheapest tire and shocks cause these are things that you don't notice. Also it takes some time for the springs and suspension to break in though not much. What I suggest is that changing your tires and shocks will give you a substantially better ride then again you need to figure if its worth it on a new truck.
Because I'm picky about tires and stuff, I've changed mine out when the truck had less than 3K miles and sold them to a worker who had the same model but much higher mileage. I agree with you when I test drove the 2wd it had a substantially better ride than the 4wd.
#85 of 123 '06 GMC Sierra Crew Cab suspension problem
Apr 29, 2008 (8:44 am)
The above is my Wife's vehicle. I drove it the other day and when driving over anything - such as a speed bump - the vehicle does the "bouncy bouncy bouncy" thing that's associated with blown shocks (even at slow speeds).
Took it to the dealership's service department and they said "it's just the nature of the '06" and that "there's nothing wrong with the suspension".
I say nonsense and went to the General Manager of the dealership - who got the Service manager to ride with me - he sort of agreed with the service foreman but said they'd keep the truck and check it out further.
I know there's something wrong and not just "something inherent with that year".
Anyone else had problems similiar ? Thanks - Bill
#86 of 123 what can i do with my stepside 2005?
Jul 04, 2008 (2:02 pm)
i have a 2005 chevy stepside, regular cab, and i have 20"`s on it, it drives kind of bad, the rear shakes a lot when i drive at 60-70 miles, any good shocks u could recommend me???
#87 of 123 Re: what can i do with my stepside 2005? [walledition]
Jul 04, 2008 (2:24 pm)
Jul 04, 2008 (2:39 pm)
so they will fix my problem? has anyone else had that problem? i have 1 2004 and 1 2005 of thoese trucks and they have that problem, is it because the bed is so light?
#89 of 123 Re: [walledition]
Jul 04, 2008 (6:47 pm)
You asked for a good shock. I answered Bilstein HD. As far as your problems it seems that it started with the installation of those 20s. Tried rotating the tires front to back to see if the problem moves to the front? Vibrations are usually caused by tire balancing. Have you tried having it done by a load variance balancer?
If you look at your rear spring pack do you have two leafs? That in itself could be an issue. But I'd go back to the rims for vibrations.
#90 of 123 2005 Silverado C1500 Shock noise
Jul 05, 2008 (7:11 am)
I'm new here and trying to find infor. I used search and got no definitive response.
My 2005 C1500 regular cab V6 5 spd has what sounds like a shock absorber rattle in the left front suspension. It started at about 28K miles and at 29K it is getting progressively worse. I've inspected everything and find nothing suspicious looking.
I'm told that ther is a TSB on a shock absorber bushing that corrects a shock misalignment issue. I'm told that replacing the shock will not help.
Can anyone direct me to the proper TSB or offer other advice. I'm getting worried that something critical is about to break.
#91 of 123 Re: '06 GMC Sierra Crew Cab suspension problem [bill173]
Aug 14, 2008 (8:32 am)
i have the same issue. bouncy front end and a "clunk" on rt frt when hitting the smallest of bumps. have replaced tires and shocks, all factory. what did you find?
#92 of 123 Re: '06 GMC Sierra Crew Cab suspension problem [bossman50]
Aug 15, 2008 (8:36 pm)
did you get rid of the clunk? I am curious since I am having the same thing on a 2000 silverado 4.8 litre 2wd.
#93 of 123 Re: '06 GMC Sierra Crew Cab suspension problem [phazen93]
Aug 18, 2008 (4:07 am)
not yet. it happens on bumps. sounds like control arm or shock mounts. cant imagine this being normal. let me know what you find