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Unread 09-04-2010, 02:43 PM   #1
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So I was going up to the mountains in my truck (Sierra 1500) and when the road was transitioning from pavement to gravel the back end just shot up a half a foot or so and tried to pass the front end.. When I was driving back on that road I looked at the road right where the back end shot up, and I didn't see anything minus a pot hole or two that were insignificantly small..

Any ideas as to what makes the back end shoot up?
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Bad shocks would be my only guess.
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Bad shocks would be my only guess.
Agreed bad rear shocks and a pot hole at speed means a bouncy truck.
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Indeed. bounce on the backend to check the shocks. If it keeps bouncing, they're bad. If it controls the bouncing right away, shocks are good.
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I just jumped on the back and unless the rain (it's raining right now) has something to do with it, it squished down when I landed in it but after that it didn't really bounce, just absorbed it.
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Bad shocks are not going to cause the truck to jump completely off the road, guys. My shocks are so bad they might as well not even be there anymore and yet mine doesn't bounce up into the air like caraboose's.

My best guess would be that his tires caught the pothole just right and kicked the back end of the truck up into the air. I'd call it a fluke unless it does it again. The only other way I can think of it vaulting like that is if the driveshaft fell into the pothole, and that's impossible as he kept on driving it.
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Lol, i saw a driveshaft do that once...that's funny. But yeah you'd know it if that happened, and it would've flown four feet in the air.
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It could have been a big rock someone moved, or you kicked aside when you hit it

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