So I've got a 2004 Isuzu Rodeo, love it. Ever since I've had it though it's had really soft shocks, and it's getting to me. I'm not a car guy and I want to make sure I buy the right parts.
Do I need shocks? Struts? Both?
Right now my truck angles forward when I stop and angles back when I hit the gas. It leans when I turn and when I take a speed bump at a slow speed, I bounce 3-4 times after the speed bump.
I want to have it more stable, to not lean so much on turns so it handles better, and take bumps with a little more energy. Any advice would be great because this is my first time replacing shocks ever.
Replacing shocks on old-ish stock mounts is a titanic pain in the ass, so my first advice is don't do it yourself.
KYB makes gas shocks/struts (I think you probably have the latter) for just about everything, and they're great, and not all that expensive. If you have a couple hundred extra that you can part with, a stiffer set of springs will be a night and day difference, and it's always a good idea to do 'em both at the same time because the labor is the actual pricey part.