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6'' lift shock replacement?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by darkturtleninja, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. Jan 31, 2009 at 6:35 PM
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    darkturtleninja

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    ok so it might be a silly question....

    heres the deal i have a trailmaster 6" lift on my pickup and as you proble already know trailmaster shocks and struts suck....lol.... anyhow one of my rear shocks is leaking "oil" so i want to get it replaced.... what would be the best choice for the money on replacements??? i dont even know what to look for....

    also i was told by a suspension shop that one of my front struts needs replaced...(secondary strut).... and ive read that tm struts are notorious for blowing out.... so how do i know if mine is blown out... does it have any severe effects on anything.... there is a deep creaking noise comming from my front suspension so im thinking about doing the gabriel inversion....

    if anyone cares to take a tad of time to elaborate on any of this it would be much appreciated.....

    -rogers
     
  2. Feb 3, 2009 at 10:47 AM
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  3. Feb 3, 2009 at 11:27 AM
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    Top Gun Customz

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    A great replacement shock for your rear would be the bistein 5100. Those are a great all around shock that rides great and can take the abuse also. See if your front struts are leaking and if your front end is real bouncy might be signs of blown shocks. Don't know about gabriel conversion and can't tell you anything on that. Any more questions just let us know.
     
  4. Feb 3, 2009 at 10:06 PM
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    so the 5100 will work with the 6'' lift?
     
  5. Feb 4, 2009 at 8:51 AM
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    bump!..... anybody else have any suggestions?
     
  6. Feb 4, 2009 at 9:13 AM
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    Billys -- but the length you need... maybe some nice 5150s :thumbsup:
     
  7. Feb 4, 2009 at 10:25 AM
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    so i should get the 5150's then???? will they effect my ride height?

    ok so i just spoke with a salesman from jackit.com and he recommended the bilstein 5100 for my application.... but everywhere i look online says that its for a 3 to 4 inch lift.... so im confused...lol....
     
  8. Feb 4, 2009 at 11:37 AM
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    nevermind guys i just got off the phone with downsouth...... thanks for the input!
     
  9. Feb 4, 2009 at 11:39 AM
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    I hope the information I gave you was helpful today on the phone...JP
     
  10. Feb 4, 2009 at 11:41 AM
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    hell yeah man.... thanks!
     
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    so whatcha gettin?
     
  12. Feb 4, 2009 at 12:03 PM
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    5100's.... 10" travel.... lol
     
  13. Feb 4, 2009 at 12:19 PM
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    lol... arlighty then... :thumbsup:
     
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