Suspension upgrade without a lift kit

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Is there something on the market that will give the Tremor a smoother ride without going to a full Carli system? Would it be as simple as just changing to FOX or King shocks? I don't want a lift. My parking garage at work is already a super tight fit and with any lift I'd no longer fit, so that's not an option.

Coming from an 18 Raptor, I'd like something that maybe has a bit more travel, and doesn't feel the pot holes and speed bumps. Right now they kind of rattle my teeth.

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I don't know how well they work but it may be worth looking into the Sulastic shackles. They have a captured rubber bushing to soak up some energy.

 
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Tire pressure can be a thing - obvious but had to post because PSI and ride implications has been a topic on the forum.
I've tried 80psi, then 60psi, didn't help with what I am looking for. Thanks though!
 

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A canopy made a difference on my ride quality in the rear. Not a ton of weight but it did soften the rear a bit when its on and i have a few tool totes in the box. For the front i put on sumo springs but i feel at highway speeds its to bouncy on any road dips to the point of losing control sensation. Around town there awesome for bouncing on any imperfections. I drive a ton on the highway so i think they will be coming off.
 

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A canopy made a difference on my ride quality in the rear. Not a ton of weight but it did soften the rear a bit when its on and i have a few tool totes in the box. For the front i put on sumo springs but i feel at highway speeds its to bouncy on any road dips to the point of losing control sensation. Around town there awesome for bouncing on any imperfections. I drive a ton on the highway so i think they will be coming off.
The 6.7 is so heavy......I have experienced almost the exact opposite....bouncy at low speeds, smoother on the highway. Adding a second spare tire in my bed with some other stuff definitly smoothed out the rear.
 

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I am planning on trying Fox adjustable compression shocks in the near future,,,,I can't lift my truck any more than it is...we barely can get in the thing now! One other thing, I installed dual steering stabilizers (PMF/Bilstein) on my truck, and it really calmed down the front suspension. I no longer get any feed back into the steering wheel no matter how big a bump I hit.
 

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With the gas truck I didn't care for under 60/60. To me the truck felt weird on the road and it was a noticeable difference on the fuel mileage (50-55psi area). I suppose I could lower the rear some but 60/60 just makes it easy with my tire deflators not having to have them marked front/rear.

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With the gas truck I didn't care for under 60/60. To me the truck felt weird on the road and it was a noticeable difference on the fuel mileage (50-55psi area). I suppose I could lower the rear some but 60/60 just makes it easy with my tire deflators not having to have them marked front/rear.

Tom
What was the noticeable difference in the fuel mileage
 

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I didn't drive it a bunch but seat of the pants says 1 if not 2 MPGs. We were off-roading locally and when I filled my tires with my buddies compressor I just got them all into the low 50s and called it good enough for the trip home. I was adding air the next morning first thing.

The ride I didn't care for at all. It felt like I was driving with low air pressure. Not firm at all and squishy.

Tom
 

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I am running 65 front and rear and my new Cooper STT Pros aren't makin it better. Im going to drop it to 60 or 55 and see if that helps
 

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I didn't drive it a bunch but seat of the pants says 1 if not 2 MPGs. We were off-roading locally and when I filled my tires with my buddies compressor I just got them all into the low 50s and called it good enough for the trip home. I was adding air the next morning first thing.

The ride I didn't care for at all. It felt like I was driving with low air pressure. Not firm at all and squishy.

Tom
With the 7.3?
 

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Yes. Let me correct. I'm running 60psi on the road up to temp. At sunrise they are 54-55psi. Gotta love Vegas and 105-115 Temps. It takes 5-10 miles or so for my tires to get to 60 with the heat out here.

On the road/up to temp lower 50s is where I saw the MPGs start to head down and the ride felt off.

Tom
 
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Tire pressure aside, would Kings or FOX make a good difference?
 

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The reverse level really helped the ride straighten out in the rear.
 

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A canopy made a difference on my ride quality in the rear. Not a ton of weight but it did soften the rear a bit when its on and i have a few tool totes in the box. For the front i put on sumo springs but i feel at highway speeds its to bouncy on any road dips to the point of losing control sensation. Around town there awesome for bouncing on any imperfections. I drive a ton on the highway so i think they will be coming off.
Can you post a picture of your canopy? I am looking to order one. I am looking at the ARE Revo that just came out.
 

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i run 60 in the front and 65 out back and I am very happy with the ride.
 

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Can you post a picture of your canopy? I am looking to order one. I am looking at the ARE Revo that just came out.
Here is a link to when i first mounted the canopy. Its a Leer.
 
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