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Bouncy Mountainer I got new shocks and it seemed to make the car too bouncy; worse than before. I feel so unsafe going down hills and bumpy roads. I am no longer able to take it on the freeway because of this but it is fine on smoother roads. I am not sure if new tires would help. I usually buy used tires with good tread. I would like to know what I can do to make it drive smoother. I don't like the bouncing.

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The shocks are bad or the bolts fell out. Take them back..........

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u have a rock or something wedged between ur frame and cab

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