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    Jr. Mechanic Chevyman224's Avatar
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    Default Shocks?

    The ride on my 05 2500hd is horrible now that i put my rims and tires on with the leveling kit. And given that its done some pretty heavy towing in its days and just hit 90,000 miles i think its time for some new shocks. For the first question how hard would it be to replace them myself. Question number two is what would yall recommend?

    2005 Chevy 2500hd 4x4
    5% tint all the way aroung
    325/60/18 Toyo Open Country At's
    18in kmc xd monster series
    Dual Flowmasters
    Rough Country leveling kit

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    Shocks are some of the easiest things to replace. Typically just a bolt on the bottom and a nut on the top. rears may do two bolts. rears can be done without lifting anything just slide under and remove the bolts. the fronts may be easier with a jack under the lower arm and tire off (just to get the tire out of the way. just remember to line things up before cutting the strap on the new shocks as they can be difficult to recompress by hand sometimes but not that difficult. Alot of people like bilsteins and they arent that expensive.
    2004 Silverado 2500 Crew Cab 4x4, AMSOIL EA air filter, Granatelli MAF sensor, Throttle body spacer, Magnaflow exhaust (true dual to 2 in 1 out muffler), 6" ProComp lift (add a leaf and 5" superlift rear block), Bilstein shocks, 35's (Cooper Disoverer ST) and 4.10 gears, Rhino Liner, EGRUSA fender Flares and widow visors, extended stainless steel brake lines, firestone airbags w/onboard air compressor, Pioneer Avic X940BT navigation, Accel backup camera.
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    I have BDS shocks because that is what came with my BDS lift, but the concesous around here seems to be either Bilstein or Rancho.

    Bobby - North Carolina
    2008 4x4 5.3L V8
    6" Suspension Lift and 1.5" Body Lift
    20x9 Ballistic Jesters w/35" Toyo Open Country MT's & 1.5" rear wheel spacers
    4:56 Yukon Gears
    Hypertech Speedometer Calibrator
    Baja style bed mount spare tire carrier
    Flowmaster 40 series dual exhaust
    Recon Smoked LED tails/3rd brake lights/black projectors w/switchback LED's in the corners
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    K&N CAI
    No Fear Pedals
    Tint, Line-X bedliner, Window visors, Rear wheel well liners
    Painted front grill, bow ties and door badges, de-"lettered" tailgate
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    I would go with bilsteins, and that is proably what came on it anyways.

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    Here are some pics. the lower rear bolt, then upper rear bolt and upper front. The lower front is also just a bolt like the rears. I don't think anything was changed between 04 and 05.
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    thanks for being so detailed with the pictures that helped out a lot. I think i will go ahead an order the bilsteins.

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    Cool shocks

    Bilsteins or Edelbrocks Extreme.

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