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Thread: Shock Absorbers?
04-25-2013, 04:08 AM #11
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hey guys forum noob here I was wondering what shocks everyone was running on their k1500's. My wifes suburban is strait stock.
04-25-2013, 08:34 AM #12
well im running monroe reflex shocks and love them
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04-25-2013, 07:42 PM #13
The Bilsteins 5100s will ride stiffer than stock. Personally, I will not put them on my truck as I don't want it to ride anymore truck like than it already does. But that's MHO.
04-25-2013, 09:17 PM #14
My truck came with Ranchos and to be honest it rides much, much smoother than I thought it would.
04-26-2013, 07:28 AM #15
I put the Bilstein 5100's on my 2003 Silverado and I love them. I had the Monroe reflex shocks on and huge improvement. Limited body roll and the truck is more smoother on the highways. I would recommend them to anyone!Objects in mirror are losing
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04-26-2013, 03:06 PM #16
A buddy of mine would be all over you as he insists that shock absorber is the improper term and we should all call them a "damper". I tell him, this is the US, not England.
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04-29-2013, 09:46 AM #17
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04-29-2013, 12:08 PM #18
04-29-2013, 07:06 PM #19
sounds about right. I think I paid around 87 each when I put them on.David
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10-18-2013, 02:22 PM #20
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Shot in the dark question...I'm going to replace shocks in the near future on our '96 suburban (k1500). Stock suspension, no lift or anything. I'm comparing KYB #565062 and Bilstein #24-104050. Anyone have experience with either of these? I know Bilsteins are good, but are they really 50% better than the KYBs as reflected by the price difference? I've used KYBs in other applications and have been happy with them. Thanks.
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