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Old 10-25-2012, 08:39 AM   #1
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Shocks/Struts for stock 5 Lug

When I took my truck for the 100k maint/check up, the shop said I'll need new shock/struts within the next year.

I've got a stock 2002 5 lug. I'm not wanting to lift it, just replace the shock/struts and keep the stock ride height.

They quoted it at right around 600 bucks.

1. Does that estimate sound about right?
2. Would I be better off buying the shocks/struts on my own, then having the shop install them for me?
3. What shocks/struts would be recommended for my truck? (I don't do any offroading)

Sorry if I left out any vital information, I'm not real knowledgable about this kind of stuff, thus why I joined TW!!


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Yeah, the 600 is the estimate for parts/labor and everything.
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I've got a stock 2002 5 lug. I'm not wanting to lift it, just replace the shock/struts and keep the stock ride height.

They quoted it at right around 600 bucks.

1. Does that estimate sound about right?
2. Would I be better off buying the shocks/struts on my own, then having the shop install them for me?
3. What shocks/struts would be recommended for my truck? (I don't do any offroading)
1. Sounds about right.
2. Probably.
3. Bilsteins were a major improvement in ride quality for me. Till then I'd get a serious sore neck from just driving the damn thing.
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What's the difference between billy 5100s and 4600s?

I always see people praising the 5100s on here, but all the sites I've checked make it seem like the 4600s are the right ones for my truck?
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5100's are offroad shocks, to improve/lift 6 lugs. the 4600's may be whats needed for yours.
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