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  1. #1
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    Default $330 dollar shocks?! each

    Just sat down to realy investigate some new shocks for my 2000 yukon. I was never sure about what I had and looked up the RPO codes ZW7 and G65- self adjust manual level control and premium smooth ride. $330 each for the rear and $107 each for the front.
    My questions are,, was there a big difference in ride and do the self leveling rear realy work all that well and would you swap the high end shocks for good bilsteins or stay stock?
    2000 GMC YUKON SLT, 5.3L tow pkg, G80 rear/w 3.73 gear

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    The truck could feel like it was riding on Pamela Anderson and there'd be no way I'd pay $330.00 (each) for shocks. Not happening.

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    I would go with Bilsteins they are top of the line and I Myself plan getting them on my truck... soon

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    Sooo many ways I would like to respond to Surrealone's answer but think I best leave it be. For the money it may be better to go with good bilsteins and air bags for leveling when needed. Anybody installed air bags in the coils? Thanks for the input rockstarr.
    2000 GMC YUKON SLT, 5.3L tow pkg, G80 rear/w 3.73 gear

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpeter View Post
    Sooo many ways I would like to respond to Surrealone's answer but think I best leave it be.
    Probably best. I debated posting that but it was too funny not to and didn't seem to violate any rules. As for shocks, I have a 2004 Sierra 1500 with a 6" Fabtech lift and I just replaced all shocks with Bilsteins and wish I'd done it sooner. They are pricey for shocks but the ride quality improvement is worth the coin to me -- and they were far cheaper than $330.00 each.

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    In what way did the ride improve? I am replacing them because I do not think they are doing the job they're supposed to and that is to keep the tires on the road. By example... When braking firmly on a smooth surface it is sure footed and the antilock brakes don't get involved but change that to a bumpy surface and then things get different, the antilock kicks in and stopping in short distances get fun.
    2000 GMC YUKON SLT, 5.3L tow pkg, G80 rear/w 3.73 gear

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    Quote Originally Posted by surrealone View Post
    The truck could feel like it was riding on Pamela Anderson and there'd be no way I'd pay $330.00 (each) for shocks. Not happening.
    I would pay that if Pam Anderson 15 years ago came with them!!!
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    That is way too much money to pay for shocks and you don't even know if they are really good. I would just get some bilstein's.
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    If you search around online you can usually find the oem replacement Bilsteins for about $60 apiece. I put them on my 97 Suburban K1500 and they made a world of difference.

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