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Old 12-06-2010, 07:44 AM   #1
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New shock choices?

my 2004 2.7 reg cab has 70K now and I'm starting to look around for new struts and shocks. I never take my truck off the pavement therefore I removed my 3" lift on the front and am pleased with it at stock height. The rear however has a 1.5" AAL and looks fine with the camper I have at keeping a nice looking rack which I perfer.
The only thing I have noticed lately is that on some dips on the interstate my frontend bounces more than once. I suppose some of that is due to the AAL being a lot stiffer than the front springs?
anyhow, What do yall think is a good strut/shock set-up for me? As a side note if anyone wants my 3" spacer and iron 3.5 lift blocks or my brand new never used 1.25 daystar shackles...let me know. Not offcially for sale yet but they are just sitting on the garage floor.....
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5100's sound like what you need. A good solid improvement on the OEM damping without a change in your current stance.
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5100's sound like what you need. A good solid improvement on the OEM damping without a change in your current stance.
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Old 12-06-2010, 08:56 PM   #4
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what about the bilestein HD?
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They are very similar to OEM shocks. Still not a bad choice if you wish to remain at a stock stance.
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Old 12-07-2010, 10:54 AM   #6
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Might as well get the 5100s. They are a better shock, with larger pistons, and better valving. Plus they are actually a little cheaper than the HDs.
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So with my AAL should I get the 5125's? Sometime in the future I plan on replacing the leafs with a 5 pack, but do not plan to lift the front ever again.
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Old 12-12-2010, 11:39 AM   #8
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Looks like the regualr 5100 will take care of the AAL's. now to save save save tha money!
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