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    Ihave an 01 Silverado 4x4 Ext.I haul a cargo trailer for work.Can someone suggest the best shocks to use for this purpose?Thanx

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    Quote Originally Posted by trimhalifax View Post
    Ihave an 01 Silverado 4x4 Ext.I haul a cargo trailer for work.Can someone suggest the best shocks to use for this purpose?Thanx
    check out this thread you might the sensatra coil overs they are made for towing.

    http://www.gmtruckclub.com/forum/sho...ight=sensatrac

    http://www.monroe.com/products/sensa...justshocks.asp

    The Monroe® Sensa-Trac® load adjusting shock absorber with PSD (position sensitive damping) and the Safe Tech™ system combines our exclusive precision tapered grooves in the pressure tube with application engineered valving and Fluon banded piston to improve the ride, handling, and safety characteristics of the vehicle.

    These units also include a heavy gauge calibrated spring for extra control and comfort. A new pair of Monroe Sensa-Trac load adjusting shock absorbers can assist in maintaining ride height when up to 1,200 lbs*. of additional weight is loaded. These units are ideal for light trucks that carry varying loads or tow trailers.
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    i agree, the monroe coil over shocks are a great investment for towing

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    Dr. Zero, I am having trouble getting prices in my area for those specific shocks front and rear, what did yours run you?
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    Thanks.Iwas looking at either bilstein or monroe.After looking at the coilovers I think I will go with those. Much appreciated
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    Quote Originally Posted by vncj96 View Post
    Dr. Zero, I am having trouble getting prices in my area for those specific shocks front and rear, what did yours run you?
    they are about $100 bucks for the rears, i dont believe they are made for the front i would go with the monroe sensetrac on the front

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    Two 8in RF HX2 punch( would have 12s but they got stolen)

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    Quote Originally Posted by vncj96 View Post
    Dr. Zero, I am having trouble getting prices in my area for those specific shocks front and rear, what did yours run you?
    $100 for the rear and the front I went with some cheaper monroes but the sensatrac for the front would be the regular ones and they are $40.99 each at advance auto and 31.79 each at Rockauto.com

    Rockauto has the coilovers if you cant find them local for 95.79
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    Quote Originally Posted by Z71_guy View Post
    they are about $100 bucks for the rears, i dont believe they are made for the front i would go with the monroe sensetrac on the front
    Yeah what he said LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by trimhalifax View Post
    Thanks.Iwas looking at either bilstein or monroe.After looking at the coilovers I think I will go with those. Much appreciated
    Bilstein makes a good shock we have them on the Yukon and like them also but the variable rate coil over was a big + for me and my suburban cause the weight I carry normally and when I load it up.

    We loaded up for a trip and then 3 guys sat on the rear and it went down maybe inch or less, and it doesn't ride rough another thing I was wanting in a shock.
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    I do like Bilstien a little pricey though, but I do want the extra spring in the back for support, thanks for the info Dr. Zero.
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