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What shocks to buy?

I looking to upgrade my rear shocks. The front shocks are BDS with a leveling kit may look to replace them next. What shocks would you recommend? I use the truck work and sometimes have a lot in the bed.

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For the cost, hard to beat Bilstein 5150s. I have duals in front and singles in the back and it made a significant improvement in ride quality over my Bilstein 5100s. How much are you looking to spend?


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Not decided that yet. Probably nothing to expensive.

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For the cost, hard to beat Bilstein 5150s. I have duals in front and singles in the back and it made a significant improvement in ride quality over my Bilstein 5100s. How much are you looking to spend?
Inherent with any front spring lift will be a stiffer spring rate, have you run other shocks with this lift? My point being that I am not sure that my stiff riding truck isn't as much the higher spring rate as it is the kidney busting white tube nitrogen charged shocks.

Further, how do these Bilstien 5150s perform off road? While my white tube shocks performance on the black top stops just short of making me pee blood, they do absorb my off road jaunts pretty nicely. So for that reason, I have kept them in place.

After $200 in ball joints, getting my a$$ kicked by a hydraulic press, and the labor involved, I leave jumping my truck to the DBs on You Tube.

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WHAT!?! I was trying to list stuff that everyone else
hasn't already listed for their truck!

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See my thread a little ways down on the deal that Rancho has going on right now. I'll end up paying like $120 for all 4 of my shocks.

I put RS9000XL adjustable shocks on my truck a couple of weeks ago. My old shocks were completely shot. The Rancho's are pretty nice so far and I like the fact that I can adjust them to my liking. Good luck!

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Bilsteins...correctly valved for your usage..we can get them..
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karls03- im sorry to hear how rough your ride is on the pavement. However, I want to let you know that your way of telling your story had me practically coughing blood i was laughing so hard.


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