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    I am looking to replace the shocks on my 99 K1500. I am buying a 2" lift/level kit soon, and want some longer shocks to go with it. I am a fan of Rancho shocks, but I am open to suggestions for better. Whats the difference between gas and hydraulic ones? Is it worth the price difference? What do I look for in a shock? Any input is helpful, thanks in advance!
    1999 K1500 Ext Cab, Short Box
    5.7L 350, K&N CAI
    Mangnaflow Cat-back True Duals
    Tuff Country 2.5" Lift w/AAL's
    VVME 35w 4300K HID's (Low)

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    Rancho has new shocks for leveled trucks. I'd go with the gas shock.

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    Many people swear by Bilstein but Ranchos are great for the price.
    04 ECSB Custom silver & grey, Soft 8's, BFG KO's, ReadyLift Leveling Kit, Hellwig front sway bar, K&N filter, DeeZee EZ-Down, Rhino liner, Alpine CDE103BT, Rockford 6.5's, 12" V.A.T. Hammer Pro in a Subthump box, Alpine PowerPack amp, Hifonics amp, BackRack w/ 55w 5000k HID KC Daylighters, KC light bar with 4 KC Slimlites, UWS toolbox, Shaved Antenna mod, Black Bowtie, LED backup, license plate, dome lights & 3rd brake light

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    I just put on a set of Bilsteins and i am really happy with them. They really improved the ride and are worth the extra money. I put on the HDs but they make the 5100 series for lifted trucks. I would recommend them to anybody.

    2004 Chevy Silverado 2500HD:sign0011:
    6.0L Vortec
    Magnaflow 4" Dual Exhaust
    Leveling Kit
    Westin step bars
    Penda Skid Resistor bed liner
    dark blue metallic
    Bak Industries plastic bed rail caps
    Alpine 6 1/2" SPS-600 in front
    Alpine 6 1/2" SPG-17C2 in rear
    Bilstein HD Shocks front and rear
    Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs LT265/75/R16
    Access Lorado Roll-up soft tonneau cover

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