Howdy my feller PSD owners.
I was going to post this in the performance, exterior, or even the general suspension section where it belongs, but I don't believe it would have gotten any attention.
So I called up to Rudy's Diesel Performance, ordered $2300 worth of "goodies" for my bro (he just got his taxes back), and I must thank them for great service and communication. So thanks fellas.
On another note, I asked him what shocks they run on their trucks, and he said "ALA shocks". I googled it, found NOTHING
. Called him back and he said google "A-tech ALA shocks." I was like perfect...should come up this time! NOTHING
What gives? Am I a tard? (wouldn't be the first time).
On that note, I believe the consensus for shocks with the best reputation from stock to 4" of height have been Bilstein 5100's (for the most simple stock swaps and leveled trucks), Carli/Icon, and King in that order. Some are running Rancho 9000's with luck, others rough country, pro comp, and a couple monroe.
I think we all agree that you get what you pay for, but for the average fella looking for a good stance (leveled truck or stock truck) willing to spend about 500-1000 for the whole package (level, blocks, shocks, etc.) and wants an improved ride (yes, i know it's a PSD at 8000lbs and not built to ride like a caddy), what's the best option? I know some fellas that have spent thousands on shocks and have been very disappointed in ride improvement on the highway considering the $$$ they dished out, which is not what i'm looking for.
One last question, and it may be a funny one--anyone running "velvet ride shackels"? Heard that for the first time today, and thought it was a joke...turns out it's real and some guys do. Any reviews? Anyone even make them for our trucks anymore?
Thanks in advance for all educated, experienced, respectful responses. Please do not turn this into a shock bashing thread. I'd like for myself and others to get something out of this thread considering it's tax refund season and a good many are looking for the same answers I am.