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#1 OFFLINE   Davedub

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Posted 28 December 2015 - 09:15 PM

Why does 2011 MKS had a rough stiff ride








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#2 OFFLINE   lincwitsync

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Posted 29 December 2015 - 05:58 AM

That depends on which trim and tire package your car has. It isn't supposed to ride like a cloud, but it should be comfortable in normal driving. This car came with 18, 19 and 20 inch wheels as optional. The bigger wheels typically equate to a firmer ride quality. Eco-Boost models go further (with bigger anti-roll bars, different springs, and bushings) and provide more agility in corners and at high speeds. 

Also, the 2013 and newer models have customizable/adaptive suspensions (Comfort/Normal/Sport modes). If your MKS is newer, you could play around with those set-ups to find a more comfortable ride. Just keep in mind, MKS is more refined than Lincolns of yore. 


Edited by lincwitsync, 17 January 2016 - 03:41 PM.


#3 OFFLINE   brucelinc

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Posted 29 December 2015 - 09:50 AM

Dave, you indicate that you have a 2011 so it would not have the adjustable suspension.  Otherwise, Lincwitsync offers great insight.  When someone has a car and then mentions a "rough ride," I always wonder if they test drove the car prior to purchase.  The ride is one of those things that is so obvious, it always puzzles me why anyone would buy a car if they found the ride to be "rough."
 
Anyway, another thought would be tire pressure.   The factory recommended pressure indicated on the door jam would provide a good compromise between softness and other factors like handling and tire life.   You could go a bit lower if ride softness is a higher priority but I would not go more than 2 PSI under the factory recommendations.

Edited by brucelinc, 29 December 2015 - 06:59 PM.


#4 OFFLINE   lincwitsync

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Posted 30 December 2015 - 02:34 AM

oops...   Davedub posted 2011 in the original. Don't know how I missed that one.


Edited by lincwitsync, 30 December 2015 - 02:37 AM.


#5 OFFLINE   sagesteve

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 02:19 PM

Just solved my rough ride. I had the Goodyears come from the factory. I knew it would handle well but the ride would be rough. They were designed to go far. I just went 23,500 miles on the,

Went to Discount tire and bought Pirelli P7's...fantastic ride!! I had always planned this. These won't go as far because they are softer rubber. Great ride and performance AND wet and snow.



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Posted 02 March 2017 - 03:58 PM

I have the Pirelli P7 Cinturados  on my 2010 Ecoboost and love them.  So much so, that I also got a set for our 2014 Impala (old body style).  






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