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Shocks/Struts for stock 5 Lug

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by ttaM, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. Oct 25, 2012 at 8:39 AM
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    ttaM

    ttaM [OP] 4.8.15.16.23.42

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    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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  2. Oct 29, 2012 at 8:43 AM
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    ttaM

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    anyone?
     
  3. Oct 30, 2012 at 9:07 AM
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    4WD cRaZy oLdmAn

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    Is that price including parts ? (I'm assuming yes) I'd say that price is ball park..
     
  4. Oct 30, 2012 at 11:17 AM
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    Yeah, the 600 is the estimate for parts/labor and everything.
     
  5. Oct 30, 2012 at 12:21 PM
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    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.
     
  6. Oct 30, 2012 at 12:40 PM
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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?
     
  7. Oct 31, 2012 at 6:59 AM
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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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