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We still vividly recall the bladder-busting ride quality of previous-generation Super Dutys, so we're happy to report that the 2011 model is light-years more forgiving when driven over rough stretches of pavement and highway expansion joints. For 2011, the truck's rear spring rates were recalibrated and shock valving re-tuned in order to maximize towing and payload capabilities. They must have also softened the front coil rates, too, for while the truck's a bit more wallowy in corners now, it also delivers a much softer and smoother overall ride when unladen. The power steering gear is all-new, too, and while steering feel seemed a tad feathery to us initially, we were appreciative of the extra assist later on, with a few tons of towed load to haul around.

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