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Went to Cobb's Diesel Performance today to hang out and get my new Bilstein shocks put on the truck. All I have to say is WOW at the difference they make. My truck has 325/65/20 (35x13.00x20) Toyo Open Country AT's, 2.5" leveling kit, and 3 1/4" rear blocks. It had Tuff Country EZ-Ride shocks on the front and stock rear shocks before the Bilstein's were installed. It now has the 2-3" Bilstein's in the front and the 0-1" in the rear. I am amazed at the difference in the ride. I drove 150 miles tonight after the install, and it was a totally different ride than the one up. Bumps are nothing compared to before. My truck would get jolted big time by bumps before. Now they absorbed an insane amount. I very pleased with my investment. Thank you to John at Cobb's Diesel Performance for getting the shocks and installing them, and thank you to Bilstein for making such a great product. I don't see any other brand going on my truck in the future.

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i have the same shocks on my 04, i love them.. what a difference shocks can make huh!


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i have the same shocks on my 04, i love them.. what a difference shocks can make huh!
HUGE difference!!!

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I tried a set of KYB's on my truck and ran them exactly 1 day and then put my old Rancho's back on, with the KYB's the truck rode like sh*t, maybe I'll try the Bilsteins. Do you happen to remember the part numbers that you used?
I tried the KYB's due to the fact that my supplier sent the KYB rep around to see me and he comped a set to me, they were stiff to the point of harsh.

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Im not going to run off and say the name of the shocks i run, but lets just say they dont ABSORB anything lol...at least nothing like your saying, after reading this i will def be looking into the bilstein shocks....they run good on lifted trucks to?

AS OF NOW-- Spartinized, AFE stage II, Flo Pro5" straight piped, 35 (terra grapplers) 22" (XD series), 2.5 leveling kit
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The bilstein shocks are top notch for any application, lifted or not. The touch country uses the cheapest supplier they can find. If you want to ride smooth get the Bilstein's.
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I just put the same shocks on my 02' and u can still tell its a 4x4 but what a difference in ride, it floats over rail-roads now!!!!! Awsome shocks

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I'm running the Icon shocks now and they are great as well, they were actually be made by Bilstein for awhile, but now the are suppossed to be made in house. I think they are more likely assembled in house using other sub contractors parts based on the price. To be honest I don't think its so much the make of shock, as it is the custom valving used that really makes the feel of the shock come into its own for that specific model vehicle.
Its nice feeling like you get your money's worth in these uncertain economic times. Remember a year ago paying $5.45 per gallon, and filling the tank would cost $200.00!!! Damn near a set of shocks for our trucks! F-THAT
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I may be adding some bilstien's and a steering stabilizer in the not so distant future... I'm not real happy with how my truck rides.


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