Shock Absorbers?

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

  1. John Galt

    John Galt New Member

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

    Z71_guy Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    well im running monroe reflex shocks and love them

    CKNSLS Rockstar 100 Posts

    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.
  4. nickgiacalone

    nickgiacalone Rockstar 100 Posts

    My truck came with Ranchos and to be honest it rides much, much smoother than I thought it would.
  5. KyleZ71

    KyleZ71 Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts ROTM Winner

    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!
  6. stchman

    stchman Active Member 2 Years 1000 Posts

    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.
  7. wmkess

    wmkess Rockstar 100 Posts

    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.
  8. KyleZ71

    KyleZ71 Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts ROTM Winner

    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
  9. dsfloyd

    dsfloyd Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    sounds about right. I think I paid around 87 each when I put them on.
  10. estrom

    estrom Rockstar

    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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