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    What are the best shock absorbers?

    I have a 2002 Chevy Silverado 1500 LS, my shocks are on their last leg and I am looking for an upgrade. I drive about 75% highway, 25% off-road. I'm looking for something that can really improve my handling at high speeds on pavement, yet the durability to get a little dirty. Suggestions?

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    all depends on personal preferance. some say bilsteins, some say monroe. i have had luck out of monroe but some say they arent wroth the box they come in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bradrhale View Post
    all depends on personal preferance. some say bilsteins, some say monroe. i have had luck out of monroe but some say they arent wroth the box they come in.
    Always seems Bilsteins are pushed as being "it" on certain lift packages.

    Never heard people talk bad about Monroe. I always thought they were one of the "elite" street shock.

    Maybe not so much for offroad?
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    i LOOOOOVE my bilstiens, like a whole diferent truck, better handling/cornering and softer ride over bumps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stumpuller454 View Post
    i LOOOOOVE my bilstiens, like a whole diferent truck, better handling/cornering and softer ride over bumps.

    Do you have the 5100 series from Bilstein, or which?

    I was also wondering if it was better to have all four shocks the same, or if I were to put two leveling shocks (from Bilstein) in the front and two heavy duty shocks in the back for towing?
    I'm looking for superior handling and decent off-roading, and maybe the ability to put more weight in the bed of the truck.

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    they were the heavy duty series, p/n F4BE5A405H0 fronts and F4BE52568H0 rears.

    this is their little blurb on them;

    Improved handling and comfort.

    For most vehicles, including full size sedans, SUVs, and trucks, these Bilstein heavy-duty shocks provide improved handling and stability without sacrificing ride comfort. They offer super damping ability that makes them ideal for occasional off-road heavy hauling use, while maintaining an exceptional street ride.
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    Has anyone heard positive/negative about Edelbrocks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stumpuller454 View Post
    they were the heavy duty series, p/n F4BE5A405H0 fronts and F4BE52568H0 rears.

    this is their little blurb on them;

    Improved handling and comfort.

    For most vehicles, including full size sedans, SUVs, and trucks, these Bilstein heavy-duty shocks provide improved handling and stability without sacrificing ride comfort. They offer super damping ability that makes them ideal for occasional off-road heavy hauling use, while maintaining an exceptional street ride.
    Is the difference because of mounting differences,weight distribution( engine in the front load in the bed) or both?
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    I agree, the HD bilsteins are the best, and lifetime warranty to boot!

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