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Old 03-10-2010, 05:48 PM
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What shocks to get with 2.5" leveling kit

started installing the leveling kit and was wondering what is a good (not the most exepensive though) front shock to go with and do I need to order a taller one?
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Cool

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I really like my Bilstien's. They are a less expensive alternative to icon's which are very nice.
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Bilstein #BE5-6681-H5

They certainly arent the cheapest shocks in the world, and they aren't the most expensive either. But for the improvement of the ride over the stock Rancho's I'd buy 'em again in a heartbeat.

FYI the above referenced number is for an 05+ 2-/1" to 4" lift (front).
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I will look into the blisteins. I know they make a good shock.
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It all depends..year of truck would help, you can do some without needing longer shocks others will be needed. Bilsteins..great shocks correctly valved.
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Old 03-11-2010, 06:29 PM
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truck is a 2005. I installed the shock extensions for now, but with 140k on the truck figured its about time for some new shocks anyway. sure would have been easier to swap them out while everything was apart!!
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Old 03-11-2010, 06:44 PM
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just curious, but are skyjacker shocks junk or are they decent?
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Skyjacker, Rancho, ProComp, Fabtech, etc. (White body standard hydro or nitro non adjustable shocks) are all made by monroe. You will get the same from each one.

Rancho 9000xl is a nice choice for the money. They are around $100 each and are full adjustable, and they have a larger body to hold more fluid.

Bilsteins are nice.

Pro Comp MX6's are nice too.

I worked for 4WPW and sold thousands of shocks. I have warrantied all brands under the sun (especially the monroe renames) The MX6 shocks seemed to always perform well under any application.
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"The MX6 shocks seemed to always perform well under any applicatio"

Thats cause Procomp is owned by Trans America..same company that owns 4WPW..funny how that works
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