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Old 09-29-2013, 05:56 PM
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I guess before I ask this question, I'll give you the run down of how my truck's set up & how it's used; it's got the factory 16" "phone dial" rims with regular A/T type tread tires(worn Goodyear Wranglers, soon to be replaced with equivalents). It also has the stock leaf spring suspension with what appears to be OEM spec KYB Hydro-Adjust shocks(originally bought already equipped on the truck back in '07). Both rear leaf packs were replaced 1 1/2yrs. ago with 1 extra leaf on both sides. I don't plan on purchasing any fancy rims, aggressive tires, or a lift kit. It has an aftermarket Rancho steering stabilizer, but it's OEM spec. The truck no longer sees any off-road & the only time I use 4x4 is in the snow. She's 100% road queen. I'm also moving to Florida soon for school & I'll be pulling a 16' trailer from Rhode Island to the Orlando area carrying 2 Harley-Davidson Softails(about 800-850lbs/each), a large toolbox w/ tools, & a few other odds & ends with a currently unknown combined weight.

I've replaced just about everything in the steering/suspension/brakes over the course of the 6 years I've owned it, except all 4 shocks & they're long overdue. I'm looking into OEM height shocks, but I'd like something with a little "beef" to them without having to buy stupid-expensive shocks because they have some "rad" brand-name stickers or gnarly boot covers of some sort. Something that'll give me piece of mind on this upcoming trip pulling all this weight 1700+ miles. I'd also like to buy something I can get some longevity out of. I really don't care much for the KYBs it has on it now. They've been OK thus far, but they've always looked really flimsy to me & I'd hate to deal with either a blown shock or poor ride quality on the trip, ESPECIALLY going through New York City on I-95 pulling a trailer that'll possibly weigh at least 7000lbs through all that NYC mayhem. I'd just like some shocks that'll get me to Florida & stand the test of time & won't have to worry about them for another possible 6 years.

Sorry if this seems like a novel, but details on this forum seem to get me further on what I'm looking for. Thanks to all in advance.
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Old 09-29-2013, 06:00 PM
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Give Raul a pm... He's got Bilstiens 5100 for all forum corners for $325. You will NOT find a better deal. I've looked!

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Old 09-29-2013, 06:04 PM
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Give Raul a pm... He's got Bilstiens 5100 for all forum corners for $325. You will NOT find a better deal. I've looked!

Bilstien 5100
Rollin- Once again, thank you for the links & your help! I appreciate your time, bro! It's been a while since I've talked to Raul, too. Now I've got a reason! Take care, man.
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Old 09-29-2013, 06:09 PM
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For an OEM equivalent it's tough to beat a set of Bilstein 5100's. Although no matter what you buy, just about any new set of shocks is going to feel great compared to a worn out set of OEM's.
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Old 09-29-2013, 06:12 PM
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For an OEM equivalent it's tough to beat a set of Bilstein 5100's. Although no matter what you buy, just about any new set of shocks is going to feel great compared to a worn out set of OEM's.
I hear you, shu. It's going to feel even BETTER after getting rid of these KYBs. Even though they're not leaking, they've gotten really crappy over time & have gotten to that point where they make a loud squeak when you go over bumps. The harder the bump, the louder the squeak!
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Raul told me they don't have the 5100's for stock height 99-04 trucks
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Cary at CT Performance has them! I just spoke with him via PM the other day


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Raul told me they don't have the 5100's for stock height 99-04 trucks
Good point... Forgot 99-04 need a leveling kit. Bilstien makes shocks for stock height 99-04 super dutys but Raul doesn't sell them right now. Here is another link showing the part number you need if you are and want to stay stock. (NO leveling kit)

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Rollin- Once again, thank you for the links & your help! I appreciate your time, bro! It's been a while since I've talked to Raul, too. Now I've got a reason! Take care, man.
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Good point... Forgot 99-04 need a leveling kit. Bilstien makes shocks for stock height 99-04 super dutys but Raul doesn't sell them right now. Here is another link showing the part number you need if you are and want to stay stock. (NO leveling kit)

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Thank goodness I checked again, today! Thanks for the input, guys!
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