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Old 01-27-2012, 01:25 PM
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Help choosing new shocks!

Hey all,
I've got a 2.5" leveling kit with 4" rear block and looking at replacing my worn out blown stock shocks all around. I got a few quotes but im looking for help from you guys. Who has the best pricing for some 5100's? And are there any other shocks you guys recommend over the bilstein's?
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Old 01-27-2012, 06:02 PM
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If your looking for a shock that will last the Bilstein's are hard to beat.
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Unless you want a stiff ride, stay away from the nitrogen charged shocks. They work pretty good off rode, but the price is a stiff on road ride. I don't mind, I want my truck to ride like a truck, some guys want theirs to ride like a Lincoln Towncar
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Old 01-28-2012, 05:43 AM
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Unless you want a stiff ride, stay away from the nitrogen charged shocks. They work pretty good off rode, but the price is a stiff on road ride. I don't mind, I want my truck to ride like a truck, some guys want theirs to ride like a Lincoln Towncar
I would agree if you are talking about the $50 white body cheapo shocks but the best riding shocks in the world are nitrogen charged with independent floating pistons. Although the high pressure nitrogen does increase the initial spring rate slightly the benefits allow the shock piston to function more consistently. An emulsion or a twin tube shock will cavitate after even a short period of drive time. This combined with heat will cause shock fade which will cause the ride quality to decrease substantially.

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I don't mind a stiff ride, I've had sports cars and trucks my whole life. If I want to ride in a smooth car I'd buy a Chevy truck or a Cadillac lol.

I'm leaning hard towards the 5100's. Who has the best prices?
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I don't mind a stiff ride, I've had sports cars and trucks my whole life. If I want to ride in a smooth car I'd buy a Chevy truck or a Cadillac lol.

I'm leaning hard towards the 5100's. Who has the best prices?
Call Cary at CT performance he has great prices and support 775 835-3569
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i went with the 5100's, and found them for a great price. Now i just need them to get here asap lol.
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