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Best utilization of adjustable shocks/struts with empty bed?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Teriks, Aug 3, 2017.

  1. Aug 3, 2017 at 1:23 PM

    Teriks [OP] New Member

    Apr 10, 2017
    First Name:
    Front Range, CO
    2008 Toyota Tundra Limited DC 4x4 5.7
    So I've had my Rancho adjustable shocks and struts in the truck for a while now, and am generally happy, but feel like I can better utilize the adjust-ability of them for my needs - but am unsure how.

    Basically, the suspension has 9 settings, with 1 being "OEM" / soft, and 9 being very stiff. Rancho recommends going higher if you are towing or for performance, and lower for a softer ride. I am looking to see if it makes any sense to set the fronts at one setting, then the backs at a different setting. For example, if i run them on the stiffest setting, I feel like I brake better and handle a bit better, but the truck rattles pretty bad (almost entirely in the bed).

    Would it make any sense to lower the backs/make softer while retaining a higher/stiffer setting in the front? I drive with an empty bed about 95% of the time.

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