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Today I replaced the rear shocks on my 2000. The shocks were the originals and I replaced them with KYB Gas a Justs. When I test drove it, I swear the rear of the truck felt higher. Is that possible or just my imagination?

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Today I replaced the rear shocks on my 2000. The shocks were the originals and I replaced them with KYB Gas a Justs. When I test drove it, I swear the rear of the truck felt higher. Is that possible or just my imagination?

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Coach
Maybe it doesn't "squat down" on acceleration like it used to and feels higher.
 

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Today I replaced the rear shocks on my 2000. The shocks were the originals and I replaced them with KYB Gas a Justs. When I test drove it, I swear the rear of the truck felt higher. Is that possible or just my imagination?

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Coach
Shouldn't be higher. Springs determine ride height, shocks control rate of up and down motion.. Did you jack the back up for replacement? If so, maybe taking the load off the springs gave the a little arch back, at least for a few miles.
 

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Shouldn't be higher. Springs determine ride height, shocks control rate of up and down motion.. Did you jack the back up for replacement? If so, maybe taking the load off the springs gave the a little arch back, at least for a few miles.
Nope, drove the back wheels onto my Rhino Ramps.

I also discovered that I need a new muffler as mine has a 5 inch crack/tear in it.

I just got the truck about two years ago. My dad was the original owner and it looks like everything is original.

Oh well, more opportunities to learn.

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