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    Default These Shocks Suck

    I recently obtained a 94 k1500, its a great truck and ive been fixing it up. It needed shocks because the old ones were leaking and i was having huge bounce problems. While it rides better it still needs way more dampening, the new shocks still allow too much of a boat feel for my taste. Anyone recommend some better shocks? Currently they are Delcos

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    Some of the Shocks to look at are.....Bilstein.....Edelbrock name a few....I have the Edelbrock IAS shocks...I could not be any more pleased with the Ride I get from them.


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    2 on the brands 99 said. bilsteins are a popular one and stiffer.
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    Thanks I was looking at the bilsteins online. I will try those
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    Jr. Engineer hundojoe's Avatar
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    Rancho is what I run, The RS9000's are adjustable dampening.
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    I got some BS shocks on my truck right now. I actually think they're blowen. Anyone know who makes the stiffest shocks? Bilstein or KYB or Pro Comp or Rancho?
    2000 Silverado 5.3L Z71 4x4: K&N air filter, Procomp 16x8 rims, 285/70R16 Toyo AT2s, Kenwood head unit, Alpine 500.1 amp, 12" kicker, Infinity 5.25" speakers, Bilstein HD shocks, EBC GD Sport dimple & slotted front rotors w. EBC green stuff pads, Brembo slotted rear rotors & HIDs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hundojoe View Post
    Rancho is what I run, The RS9000's are adjustable dampening.
    x2 on the Rancho RS9000 XL. I just installed them a few weeks ago and already took them off-roading several times. I am very happy with them...

    Mike (Denver, CO) - 2008 Sierra 1500 Z71 SLE 5.3L 4WD

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    My cousin runs Monroe SensTracs in his Cherokee which I have driven and they ride nice. Gonna pick me up a set soon as well.
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    Sr. Engineer FergusonT's Avatar
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    I have Bilsteins on the front of my 'burb, and on the rear of my s-10....They transformed my suburban, it was a drastic difference. Of course the ones that came off were completely toast. They are really stiff in the rear of my s10 though.
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    What about Gabriels? I'm pretty sure that's what my suburban has on it now, and what I can get locally for lift shocks.

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