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Old 06-24-2012, 06:07 PM   #1
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Rear "bottoms out" under load...

I have a 2007 SBDC with right about 99,000 miles. I have noticed that whenever I have a load in the back, or even just 2 adults in the extended cab, that the rear bottoms out on some bumps. Is this an indication that it is time to get new shocks in the rear or a new leaf pack? Both?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Old 06-24-2012, 06:09 PM   #2
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the rear leafs are known to suck...
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the rear leafs are known to suck...
I have gathered that from reading several posts here. Do you think that is the only thing causing the truck to bottom out or do you think the shocks should be replaced also?
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Are the shocks the originals? If so cheap investment to a nicer ride.
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Are the shocks the originals? If so cheap investment to a nicer ride.
Yes...everything is still orginal...
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I would replace both, but I would do the pack first. Thats the most important part IMHO.
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Replace both and look at Downsouth motor sports & Spring Refurbishing

Depending on how bad your springs are or how much you want to spend,...
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wow, I cant believe that your truck has this problem with only 99000 miles on it. Our rear suspension does suck
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Soft springs = bottoming out.

Worn shocks = bouncing up and down after hitting a bump.
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You're in Cypress, Im in Pearland and Ive got some rear 5100s for sale. That'll help cover you on the shocks end.

http://houston.craigslist.org/pts/3095865274.html
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How does everyone feel about the add a leaf to fix this problem along with new shocks?
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How does everyone feel about the add a leaf to fix this problem along with new shocks?
How flat or negative arched are your current leafs?
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How flat or negative arched are your current leafs?
Not too sure, I will check it out tomorrow. If they still have the arch does this mean the AAL may be a good solution?
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Not too sure, I will check it out tomorrow. If they still have the arch does this mean the AAL may be a good solution?
It means that is a viable solution. Did you check out the thread that I posted?
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How flat or negative arched are your current leafs?
Well...looks like I am getting some new leaf packs. Does anyone know if this would be covered under an extended warranty? I am going to check my documents here pretty soon, just wondering if anyone knew off hand.

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Op I had the same issue . I did a 1.5 aal and I stopped bottoming out for about 1 year. I started to bottom out again . I just installed Dakar leaf pack 2 weeks ago. I'm very happy with the ride . Here's a link
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Not with your mileage.
According to this I am covered right? I bought a 3 year, 36,000 mile warranty from the Land Rover dealership that I purchased the truck from. I will reach the mileage waaay before the 3 years but I am still under the mileage limit at this time.

This was taken from the warranty companies website:

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