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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-18-2019, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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ride quality after new parts

hello! first time poster here. I have a 2009 LTZ and need to pick some of your guys brains. Lately Ive had terrible ride quality and body roll. When I change lanes on the highway or tow my trailer (steel dual axle with a zero turnon it) it wobbles back and forth like a boat going over a wake. The front shocks are very bouncy and clunk a bunch. Thanks Indiana roads. So I replaced the front strut assemblys , both lower control arms with ball joints, and front and rear sway bar links today. I need to have it aligned too. The repairs kind of helped, but are not as what I imagined they would of done. Still wobbles a little, and is a little jerky. what else would be the issue? sway bar link bushings, rear shocks, or something with the steering that i dont feel? thanks for the help!
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-18-2019, 09:28 PM
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How are the rear shocks? If the front has been done I would make sure that the rear shocks needs servicing also specially if you pull a tandem trailer!

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-19-2019, 07:23 AM
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If you are pulling that heavy you need to check everything rubber and the shocks in the rear end as well.

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