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SOFTEST RIDING SHOCKS FOR LIFTED 3/4 TON?

I was curious what everyones opinions were
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No opinions needed. Fact is you can get any of the rebuildable shock manufactures to spring and valve you shocks anyway you need. Softest, is a broad term, they could build them extremely soft if you never off-road ect. I run dual-rate kings with lockout collars so first 1.5" compression from ride height engages the collars and the heavier main spring. At ride height in the road my truck is the "softest" anyone who has ever riden in my truck says, compared to any other vehicle, especially other SDs. That soft does cause more body roll. Anyway, my point is any quality shock can be built to spec that you want. The off the shelf shocks have limited options. What's your budget? For a couple grand you could get FOX shocks, have then go sofestest compression they can do and fairly aggressive rebound. If you want to spend multiple grands go with King coils. Call truck toys or Carli. If you go that route PM me the spring weights they going to use and I can double check that for you.

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May try talking to Cary at CT Performance Inc

He does wonders for Excursions ride.


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I agree with using a higher quality made to order shock. I bought these kings for about $265 each. They are built for your truck specifically. These are not off the shelf shocks. They ask you specifics about your truck and driving styles and then king valves the shocks just for your truck. U can also adjust the nitrogen levels to change your ride once you get them. It only took king about 3 days to build mine and ship them out once ordered. If your really looking for a soft ride, upgraded springs and leafs will make the biggest difference. The shocks just keep your springs and leafs from from compressing and rebounding too fast.


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I have a set of rear deaver springs on the way. Looking forward to trying them. I just want the softest ride possible so i was looking into a set of shocks too. Tahnks for the replies
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Replied to your PMs, bottom line is id recommend getting the same shocks Gblauf has, I'd get all 4 and if get them from truck toys. Your post was about shocks, so I don't hit too much on springs but as mentioned they play a part. Out back you cannot beat Deavers,,and up front, all coil springs are similiar, you really can't get the softer spring rates unless you jump to coils on a carrier (coil springs). You might consider that if you want a really good ride. You step way up in price going that route.

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