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Excessive "cab roll", will new shocks help?

 
Geronimo58 Geronimo58
New User | Posts: 10 | Joined: 04/13
Posted: 08/18/13
04:56 PM

I have a '58 Apache 3200, with power steering, stock suspension.  NJ's roads are the worst in the country when it comes to potholes, dips, etc., and the cab rolls from side to side a lot.  The shocks seem to be OK (no excessive bounce, pretty stiff), but I wondered if there could be another cause or a remedy to make it more stable.  There IS a steering stablizer bar and shock.  Any ideas or suggestions very much appreciated.  

waynep712222 waynep712222
User | Posts: 209 | Joined: 03/13
Posted: 08/18/13
08:50 PM

try some cheep shocks...

just on the front suspension.   try some of the least expensive versions.. 16 to 20 buck.. let the front suspension go up and down without taking the cab with it..


Gabriel Guardian/Shock/Strut - Front Part Number: 82047.. this will thin your wallet just over 40 bucks and gasoline for a pair..

the more you pay for shocks the stiffer the damping rates..

the white and silver versions are really stiff.. and will jar your teeth loose..

there are steering dampers available.. these usually are used to dampen death wobble.. when you hit a pot hole or bump and the front wheels start shaking violently left and right... when this happens.. the movement takes up all the slack in one direction then winds that to the end.. and the rebound shoves it in the other direction.. the tires also help with increasing the death wobble.. when the suspension is rebounding the tires accelerate the rebound..

but your issue is rocking of the cap.. tossing you around..  

Geronimo58 Geronimo58
New User | Posts: 10 | Joined: 04/13
Posted: 08/20/13
10:01 AM

Thanks for the advice.  I think I will try this, and see if the shock replacement might help.  I really appreciate your input.  

waynep712222 waynep712222
User | Posts: 209 | Joined: 03/13
Posted: 08/20/13
09:38 PM

let us know how it goes..