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    Hey everyone-
    I'm driving a 04 silverado 1500 extra cab, 170xxx and almost completely bone stock. I have a 7'' meyer plow on the front that's been there since my dad bought it new, and it's time to replace the front shocks, which is probably long over due. I was also considering installing Timbrens in the front end, as I've heard from many guys that plow it helps a lot. Currently last year when I was plowing I was getting a little scrape even when the plow was fully up on small bumps and I was told these help add a little ride height and stability. My question is, what type of replacement shocks is everyone fond of, and if anyone else has anything I should be looking out for or tuning up as well.
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    Bilstiens are great shocks.
    David
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsfloyd View Post
    Bilstiens are great shocks.
    X2 on Bilstien. They are said to be the best shock that you can get for these trucks.

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    I'm rocking Bilsteins.
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    BILSTIENS ARE expensive but they sure do last. I replaced my OEM shocks 9 years ago with the HD bilstiens. I got a lifetime warranty as well. so far they are still perfect. checked them last year when I had to work the frame on my 2000 silverado 4X4... 140.000miles..

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    Quote Originally Posted by j cat View Post
    BILSTIENS ARE expensive but they sure do last. I replaced my OEM shocks 9 years ago with the HD bilstiens. I got a lifetime warranty as well. so far they are still perfect. checked them last year when I had to work the frame on my 2000 silverado 4X4... 140.000miles..
    I would not say that they are that expensive compared to other companies top of the line shocks. I think monroes mono tubes are $68 each while bilsteins are $72

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pikey View Post
    I would not say that they are that expensive compared to other companies top of the line shocks. I think monroes mono tubes are $68 each while bilsteins are $72
    9 years ago they cost 100 USD. made in germany . today I can believe the lower price. could be china now.

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    I was told by shockwarehouse that some were being made in Germany again some in china. That would explain why they had to send me 6 replacement shocks for a friends Durango. 4 of them were leaking from the rod seal when I unboxed them. It is the second time I have heard of a bad run of bilsteins. the other was in 2010-2011 for the GM trucks.

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    nothing is safe anymore with the china crap.

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    Might want to consider new torsion bars too? That many years with a plow will definitely take the spring out of your torsion bars.

    Quote Originally Posted by nlocho11 View Post
    Hey everyone-
    I'm driving a 04 silverado 1500 extra cab, 170xxx and almost completely bone stock. I have a 7'' meyer plow on the front that's been there since my dad bought it new, and it's time to replace the front shocks, which is probably long over due. I was also considering installing Timbrens in the front end, as I've heard from many guys that plow it helps a lot. Currently last year when I was plowing I was getting a little scrape even when the plow was fully up on small bumps and I was told these help add a little ride height and stability. My question is, what type of replacement shocks is everyone fond of, and if anyone else has anything I should be looking out for or tuning up as well.
    2012 Silverado 1500 LT 4X4
    2003 Suburban LT 2500 6.0L
    2004 2500HD Crew Cab LT 4x4 6.0L - SOLD

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