Which Truck has the Smoothest Ride?

Discussion in 'Trucks [ Eighteen Wheelers ]' started by PMFC44, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. PMFC44

    PMFC44 Bobtail Member

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    I'm a owner operator I have a 07 Freightshaker Columbia with 475 hp and I'm going to upgrade. I am wanting ur opinion on which rig has the smoothest ride. My loads are normally 30000 to 40000 lbs and I run mainly in south with little to no hills.
     
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    PMFC44 Bobtail Member

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  3. ENR

    ENR Light Load Member

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    The biggest longest Volvo you can find ?
    Anything will feel good after that columbia. Keep that as a criteria when shopping, test drive a few, and remember that you can always add Roadking shocks and a Bose seat for a small percentage of the value of the truck.
     
  4. Pablo-UA

    Pablo-UA Road Train Member

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    I like Volvo VN and mercedes Actros ride, both trucks are really smooth.

    Renault Marnum is good too.
     
  5. Cowmobile

    Cowmobile Medium Load Member

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    The hammer lane....
    I've only driven one Volvo and hated it, it was real wishy washy and the cab felt like it was gonna fall off the frame when it was a rough road or really windy.. So I would say a Pete or a kenworth, longer the wheelbase the better
     
  6. Strider

    Strider The Info Monster

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    ENR,

    Have you or any of your trucker friends installed the RoadKing shocks to know from experience what effect they have on ride and handling?

    Has anyone else who may catch this thread fitted the shocks? If so, to what suspension and what have you learned from your upgrade?
     
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2011
  7. ENR

    ENR Light Load Member

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    Sorry no first hand experience. I've read only glowing reviews of there performance, but after spending that much on shocks people will want to like them pretty bad. I've been considering them, just on my steers first. They are way down the list though.
     
    Strider Thanks this.
  8. DL550CAT

    DL550CAT Road Train Member

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    I agree with that about the Volvo its way to soft in the front end. Some may like it that way I am not 1 of them.
     
  9. belltransit

    belltransit Light Load Member

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    ive got a 285 wheelbase w900L with the new ag380 suspension and it rides good.
     
  10. BIGMIKE1

    BIGMIKE1 Light Load Member

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