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    Default Suspension Suggestions

    Hey guys,

    New to the site and all but wondering if you could recommened an efficient suspension setup for my situation. My truck is constantly being used for heavy loads and its a base model 1500. I own a 24' Sea Ray which wieghs minimum 4800lbs.

    The back sags quite a bit and seems to be alittle more bouncey then i'd like. What kind of shock/strut package would I need?

    I was looking at a Bilstein HD Shock...



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    Default Roadmaster Active Suspension Kits

    You didn't mention what year your truck is. If it has leaf springs check out the Roadmaster Active Suspension Kit:

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    You could also go the real cheap but effective route- put a set of helper springs on the leaf spring pack.I like them because they do not really affect the ride of your truck until you put enough weight on the rear of the truck to load up the helper springs. Like I said, old school and kinda primitive- but under a hundred dollars and quite effective.

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    My truck is a 2001 Suburban LS 1500...

    I was told a Monroe or Bilstein Strut/Shock kit would do good. I'm not really sure all that I need. Also what kind of person would I want to install this sort of material???

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    Bilsteins would work well. One thing I usually recommend is firestone air springs. I have installed them in a few trucks and they work really well. I looked them up for the suburban and it is an airbag inside the spring(coilrite) so a little different than the truck ones (riderite). their a lot cheaper than the truck air springs which is always nice. The suburban ones are just rated lower than the truck ones. heres the manufacturers site and you can get them from summit racing for cheap The nice thing about the airsprings is you can manually inflate when you need to get rid of the sag or you can buy the automatic leveling system so you set the height and it will adjust automatically to loads.
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    Air bags will probably be your best bet
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