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    Auburn, Alabama
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    Default New Front Struts

    I'm looking to replace my front struts and was thinking about going with coil overs but I have no idea where to begin in shopping for them. I want something that is going to ride good. I currently have Rancho 9000XL front and rear and the front left strut is blown and back right is also blown, so I need shocks and struts.

    Will a coil over give me a better ride than a regular strut assembly? I am running a ranch 4 inch system with a leveling kit, which would be the same as getting a coil over that was for a 6" lift right? so I could eliminate the leveling kit?????

    Anyways, I'd like some recommendations for the font end....... I'm pretty darn sure I'm putting Bilstein's on the rear!!


    07 Silverado 1500 5.3L extended cab
    4" Rancho Suspension lift with Adjustable Shocks
    2" Leveling kit
    1.5" Zone Offroad body lift
    35x12.50 R 18 Nitto Trail Grapplers
    Ranch Hand Grille Guard
    Ranch Hand Rear Bumper
    Tow mirrors
    Color matched grey/silver Bushwacker fender flares
    Dual exhaust from cats back with X pipe coming out 5" tips
    Black Tool box
    Edge CTS Programmer
    Proliner Spray in bedliner
    20% tint all the way around

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    I'm not sure on the coilovers, but I definately suggest bilsteins in the rear. Did the ranchos come with a warranty, then you dont have to pay for the front shock.
    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.
    1960 Land Rover Series II 88
    2001 Pontiac Sunfire
    2013 Toyota Avalon Limited (Wife's Car)
    NRA Life Member

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    The warranty covers the original purchaser, which would be Chevrolet....

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    Check CST Suspension and King Shocks for coil overs for your truck. I would call them and tell them what mods you have on your truck so they can recommed the proper set up.

    2005 Chevy Silverado Z71 Crew Cab
    6" Skyjacker lift w/Edlebrock dual front remote resoviour shocks, single rear remote. Rancho skid-plate.
    17" x 9" M/T Classic Lock Wheels, 35" BFG A/T or M/T tires
    4.10 PercisionGears w/factory locker, T/A Performance rear-end cover
    Banks CAI intake, ported throttlebody, JBA coated headers, over-sized Magnaflow cats, Magnaflow cat back exhaust, Diablo tuned
    B&M aluminum deep transmission pan
    Warn brush guard w/Warn 9.5 XP winch, PIAA bulbs, Line-X bedliner, AWS Black tool chest, Extang tonneau cover
    Weather Tech floor mats
    Cover-Craft seat covers
    Dash mat cover
    Formula One window tint
    One black Lab in rear seat.

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    When I called to order my kings they said they had the measurements to do what you are wanting to do for Fabtech and Procomp kits. They did say that they could make them for any other kit but they would need some measurements. They may have done it for Rancho by now. I would highly recommend the Kings to anybody. The major downside to them is the price.

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