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2010 Rondo rides hard...shock upgrade???

I have noticed my 2010 Rondo LX rides hard. My previous 2007 Rondo LX 2.7 seems to have had a softer ride. My 2010 has 45,000 miles. Would different shocks soften it up a bit and if so whats recommended here. Thanks!

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My Rondo, 2009 has also noisy suspension. I think that in general, Rondo 2007-2012 suffers from lack of sound isolation and hard suspension.
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Most "harsh ride" complaints from comparison to older year models can be attributed to larger diameter rims and lower profile(50,60 series) tires than a previous years equipment. You both are talking of vehicles in the time frame when auto makers were putting larger diameter rims (with shorter sidewall tires) onto their cars as OE. Many folks going to newer year cars have noticed the ride quality difference just from that.
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Most "harsh ride" complaints from comparison to older year models can be attributed to larger diameter rims and lower profile(50,60 series) tires than a previous years equipment. You both are talking of vehicles in the time frame when auto makers were putting larger diameter rims (with shorter sidewall tires) onto their cars as OE. Many folks going to newer year cars have noticed the ride quality difference just from that.
You nailed it .......old size 205/60r16 versus the newer 225/50r17

One more reason to keep my old 2007 around for as long as I can.
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Most "harsh ride" complaints from comparison to older year models can be attributed to larger diameter rims and lower profile(50,60 series) tires than a previous years equipment. You both are talking of vehicles in the time frame when auto makers were putting larger diameter rims (with shorter sidewall tires) onto their cars as OE. Many folks going to newer year cars have noticed the ride quality difference just from that.
My 2010 Rondo has the old size 205/60r16 same as my 2007 so with all due respect I don't think that applies in my case. However, you did get me thinking as when these tires go (soon) I had considered going with 17's. Maybe not???
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Are they both 7 passengers? Was that an option for those years maybe the suspension would be stiffer on a 7 passenger than the 5 passenger ? Payload difference is 300 pound on the 2014 model
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