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Shock Absorbers?

Discussion in 'Chevy Silverado Forum (GMC Sierra)' started by 1500ExtChevy, Apr 22, 2010.

  1. 1500ExtChevy

    1500ExtChevy New Member

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    I wanted to get your guys opinions on brands of shock absorbers and what you think about them? I got a 2005 Silverado 1500 4x4. Thank you for the help!
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  2. Silverado Junkie

    Silverado Junkie New Member

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    I use SkyJacker Hydro 7000 shocks and love them. They work great.
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  3. 1500ExtChevy

    1500ExtChevy New Member

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    Now I know certain or quite a few shocks require you have a minimum lift of oh say like 4 inches. I bought a leveling kit havent put it on yet will when I get my wheels and tires so I only have to do 1 alignment. The leveling kit I bought uses shock mount extensions so im pretty much looking for stock height but better quality shock. Thanks for your insight!:great:
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  4. dsfloyd

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    Bilsteins are very popular and good shocks. for stock and lifted applications
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  5. 1500ExtChevy

    1500ExtChevy New Member

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    Thats what I think im going to end up with is Bilsteins my dad loved them on his 1996 Turbo Diesel Suburban(<- Previous) Now he was telling me he's gonna get them again for his 2005 Duramax along with a Banks Power Pack. But thank you guys for the insight I need to get rolling on my truck so far I've ordered everything I wanted and havent put a darn thing on yet.
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    adampaul1964 New Member

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    When you install your leveling kit I'd be interested to see how the shock extensions work out because all the kits I've seen only require the extensions on the 2500's.
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    1500ExtChevy New Member

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    When I get around to it or I should say when my tax return comes in and I go get my wheels and tires and then install it all at once I will take pictures and let you know the outcome.
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    Shock absorbers

    Bilsteins or Edlebrock.
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  9. basher

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    i put a leveling kit on my 2007 1500 and it had the extensions for the front shocks and i haven't notice anything different
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    Now when you say you havent noticed anything different. Do you mean as far as ride quality or the height of the truck? Im interested to know because I still havent done mine and all opinions are a plus. Thanks!
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  11. John Galt

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    hey guys forum noob here I was wondering what shocks everyone was running on their k1500's. My wifes suburban is strait stock.
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  12. Z71_guy

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    well im running monroe reflex shocks and love them
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  13. CKNSLS

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    The Bilsteins 5100s will ride stiffer than stock. Personally, I will not put them on my truck as I don't want it to ride anymore truck like than it already does. But that's MHO.
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    My truck came with Ranchos and to be honest it rides much, much smoother than I thought it would.
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  15. KyleZ71

    KyleZ71 New Member

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    I put the Bilstein 5100's on my 2003 Silverado and I love them. I had the Monroe reflex shocks on and huge improvement. Limited body roll and the truck is more smoother on the highways. I would recommend them to anyone!
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    A buddy of mine would be all over you as he insists that shock absorber is the improper term and we should all call them a "damper". I tell him, this is the US, not England.
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    You remember how much they were? If I remember correctly, they are about $100 apiece from Autozone but can be found online for around $75 if you look around. It would be awesome if there were a place they were even cheaper. I ask because within the next year I plan on raising my rear 1", leveling out the front, and getting 33" AT's and will probably replace my factory Z71 shocks with the 5100's. I need all the savings I can get.
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  18. KyleZ71

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    It was 171.90 for front or rear pairs. Also now I think they have free shipping so that's a help. I paid 356.75 total
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    sounds about right. I think I paid around 87 each when I put them on.
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  20. estrom

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    Shot in the dark question...I'm going to replace shocks in the near future on our '96 suburban (k1500). Stock suspension, no lift or anything. I'm comparing KYB #565062 and Bilstein #24-104050. Anyone have experience with either of these? I know Bilsteins are good, but are they really 50% better than the KYBs as reflected by the price difference? I've used KYBs in other applications and have been happy with them. Thanks.
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