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Had shocks replaced at a ntb service center all four of them, also four new tires now the ride is not smooth as before,plese help

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The new shocks are stiffer than the old worn out shocks and will seem a lot firmer than the old ones. old worn shocks kinda feel like you float over bumps, but the wheel actually hops over them losing contact with the ground on severe bumps, but since the shock is worn, it has no cotrol over the wheel movement, comfortable ride, bad handleing. new shocks control the wheel keeping it in contact with the road, stiffer ride, better, safer handleing.

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Tire centers tend to over inflate tires. You probably have become accustomed to a softer ride. Try lowering tire pressures a couple of PSI but be careful, to low a pressure will affect handling. The factory tire pressures are in your drivers door sticker.

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