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    I wanted to get your guys opinions on brands of shock absorbers and what you think about them? I got a 2005 Silverado 1500 4x4. Thank you for the help!
    2005 Silverado 1500 5.3L 4x4
    285/70/17 Firestone Destination MT's
    17" Pro Comp Extreme Wheels
    2" ReadyLift Leveling Kit
    Blacked Out Grill and Front and Rear Bumpers (Painted By Me)
    PreRunner Light Bar (Removed) New Fabricated Bumper (coming soon)
    WeatherGuard Tool Box (Painted Also)

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    I use SkyJacker Hydro 7000 shocks and love them. They work great.
    1995 Silverado,Z71, 3-inch lift,2-inch leveling kit, SkyJacker Suspension, short ram-air intake, throttle body spacer, MSD ignition coil, straight pipes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverado Junkie View Post
    I use SkyJacker Hydro 7000 shocks and love them. They work great.
    Now I know certain or quite a few shocks require you have a minimum lift of oh say like 4 inches. I bought a leveling kit havent put it on yet will when I get my wheels and tires so I only have to do 1 alignment. The leveling kit I bought uses shock mount extensions so im pretty much looking for stock height but better quality shock. Thanks for your insight!
    2005 Silverado 1500 5.3L 4x4
    285/70/17 Firestone Destination MT's
    17" Pro Comp Extreme Wheels
    2" ReadyLift Leveling Kit
    Blacked Out Grill and Front and Rear Bumpers (Painted By Me)
    PreRunner Light Bar (Removed) New Fabricated Bumper (coming soon)
    WeatherGuard Tool Box (Painted Also)

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    Bilsteins are very popular and good shocks. for stock and lifted applications
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by dsfloyd View Post
    Bilsteins are very popular and good shocks. for stock and lifted applications
    Thats what I think im going to end up with is Bilsteins my dad loved them on his 1996 Turbo Diesel Suburban(<- Previous) Now he was telling me he's gonna get them again for his 2005 Duramax along with a Banks Power Pack. But thank you guys for the insight I need to get rolling on my truck so far I've ordered everything I wanted and havent put a darn thing on yet.
    2005 Silverado 1500 5.3L 4x4
    285/70/17 Firestone Destination MT's
    17" Pro Comp Extreme Wheels
    2" ReadyLift Leveling Kit
    Blacked Out Grill and Front and Rear Bumpers (Painted By Me)
    PreRunner Light Bar (Removed) New Fabricated Bumper (coming soon)
    WeatherGuard Tool Box (Painted Also)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1500ExtChevy View Post
    Now I know certain or quite a few shocks require you have a minimum lift of oh say like 4 inches. I bought a leveling kit havent put it on yet will when I get my wheels and tires so I only have to do 1 alignment. The leveling kit I bought uses shock mount extensions so im pretty much looking for stock height but better quality shock. Thanks for your insight!
    When you install your leveling kit I'd be interested to see how the shock extensions work out because all the kits I've seen only require the extensions on the 2500's.
    Adam


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    Quote Originally Posted by adampaul1964 View Post
    When you install your leveling kit I'd be interested to see how the shock extensions work out because all the kits I've seen only require the extensions on the 2500's.
    When I get around to it or I should say when my tax return comes in and I go get my wheels and tires and then install it all at once I will take pictures and let you know the outcome.
    2005 Silverado 1500 5.3L 4x4
    285/70/17 Firestone Destination MT's
    17" Pro Comp Extreme Wheels
    2" ReadyLift Leveling Kit
    Blacked Out Grill and Front and Rear Bumpers (Painted By Me)
    PreRunner Light Bar (Removed) New Fabricated Bumper (coming soon)
    WeatherGuard Tool Box (Painted Also)

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    Cool Shock absorbers

    Bilsteins or Edlebrock.

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    i put a leveling kit on my 2007 1500 and it had the extensions for the front shocks and i haven't notice anything different

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    Quote Originally Posted by basher View Post
    i put a leveling kit on my 2007 1500 and it had the extensions for the front shocks and i haven't notice anything different
    Now when you say you havent noticed anything different. Do you mean as far as ride quality or the height of the truck? Im interested to know because I still havent done mine and all opinions are a plus. Thanks!
    2005 Silverado 1500 5.3L 4x4
    285/70/17 Firestone Destination MT's
    17" Pro Comp Extreme Wheels
    2" ReadyLift Leveling Kit
    Blacked Out Grill and Front and Rear Bumpers (Painted By Me)
    PreRunner Light Bar (Removed) New Fabricated Bumper (coming soon)
    WeatherGuard Tool Box (Painted Also)

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