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    Do they make these for a stock z71?
    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 Vincennes02261897 View Post
    The truck looks great with those shocks! I'm glad to hear that they improve the ride quite a bit too.

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    By the way, where did you end up purchasing them? And did you install them yourself?
    Purchased them from ajusa. They were running a 10% off special, Got them for around $90 each. Had a local independent shop install them. THey work on lots of 4x4's and are the shop that most of the places around here uses to do their 4 wheel alignments. Only regret using them was I noticed they used the lower stock shock clips(nuts) instead of using the ones that Bilstein supplied and stated to use in the instruction manual. A nut is a nut I guess but still bothers me since i told them to use the bilstein ones.
    2008 Silverado LTZ Crew 4x4 5.3L

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    Yeah, I think that would frustrate me too. If Bilstein supplied them with the shocks, I wonder why they didn't just go ahead and use them... Oh well. Looks like you got a good deal on them, though. I wonder how hard they would be to install yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vincennes02261897 View Post
    Yeah, I think that would frustrate me too. If Bilstein supplied them with the shocks, I wonder why they didn't just go ahead and use them... Oh well. Looks like you got a good deal on them, though. I wonder how hard they would be to install yourself.
    if you have the right tools not too hard, but you need a pretty stout spring compressor to take apart the coilover.

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    Thats because your 5100s are absorbing the bumps in the road and not the springs.Thats why using the 5100 levelling shocks is a better way to go than levelling your truck out with spacers.

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    You do NOT want to install these yourself unless you own a heavy duty spring compressor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigbomber View Post

    You do NOT want to install these yourself unless you own a heavy duty spring compressor.
    Haha. 10-4. Thanks for the heads up.

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    Truck looks great..nice job.

    And yes, the springs are super strong and difficult to compress....After I broke my first set of spring compressors, I decided to take my spring/shock into a shop to have the shocks replaced. That is one tough spring!


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

    SUSPENSION: Rancho 4" Suspension Lift; Rancho RS9000XL Shocks; Rancho Skid Plates; Rancho MyRide Wireless Shock Controller;
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    BFG All Terrain KO 315/70/17
    DRIVE TRAIN: 4.56 Gears; Detroit TrueTrac Differential; True Cool 40k Transmission Cooler
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    ELECTRONICS: Kenwood DNX6180 Touchscreen; Subthump box w/10" Kicker; Driver Information Center (DIC); Rear View Camera
    ACCESSORIES: Westin Brush/Grill Gaurd; Westin Nerf Bars; Truxedo Tonneau; 20% Tint; Tow Mirrors w/Heat & Signals

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