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    Default 2006 Silverado and Bilstein shocks recomendations

    I just purchased a LT Crew Cab 2006. Has the factory shocks. I will be replacing with Bilstein. Any suggestions on what Seriers of shock? Seriers 4600 shows 2 P/N for front and 2 for rear. Then there is a HD shock listed also. So I am not sure which P/N to order...Thx for feedback.

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    Have the same truck. Spent hours reading about what shocks to buy. Wanted Bilstein but read good things about other choices also, everyone has a favorite. After talking with my mechanic I went with Monroe sensa trac. Wasn't convinced the Bilstein's were worth the extra money. My shocks were also factory original and noticed a huge difference right out of the shop. Tightened up everything including the steering. I drive 80% town 20% hi-way, rare off road. Had em two days and quite satisfied.

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    many guys go with the 5100 series. I have the 4600 on my yukon xl. I had monro reflex on it for less than a year when I switched to bilstein. The reflex were bad after a year. The pistons would not return when pushed in by hand. I took them back for warranty. The guy at the parts store said that I was lucky to get a year out of any monro on Michigan roads. There is a major difference between the new monro and the new bilstein. The bilsteins were only few $ more, and well worth it in my opinion.
    Last edited by Pikey; 05-29-2014 at 11:36 AM.

    1995 Silverado 4x4
    6" BDS Suspension Lift-3" Body Lift-Add A Leaf in rear -Trailmaster SSV Shocks-Duel Steering Stabilizer Kit -AirAid Cold air intake-
    4.56 Gears with Detroit Auburn Locker-Pro-Comp Traction Bars with duel shocks-Aluminum Skid Plate Kit-38.5" x 16.5" Mickey Thompson Baja Claws-Constant Dropping fuel gauge

    2005 Yukon XL Jet Power Programmer, Bilstein Shocks, Bilstein rear springs, Helwig Anti-sway bars, EGR Window Visors, EGR Hood Shield, Denali Headlights, Headlight harness upgrade, GE NightHawk Bulbs, White Night Rear lighting system, Russell Braided SS brake lines, PowerStop Brake pads, PowerStop cross drilled and Slotted Rotors,
    2002 Silverado ext cab 2wd (Sold)
    2003 Yukon XL (Totaled)

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    Just because a mechanic tells you something doesn't make it true. Forums full of people who have a general consensus of whats good and whats not is a far better tell than a mechanic who sells a certain brand. Bilstein shocks are well regarded as a great choice for shocks/struts. Basically the 5100 and 4600 are the same shock, but 5100s were designed for lifted trucks. They do make them for 0-2 inches of lift so if you are stock those would be the ones to go with. I think it really comes down to do you want zinc/black or yellow/blue shocks?

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