What are the best shock absorbers?

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  1. 02-Morland

    02-Morland New Member

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    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?
     
  2. bradrhale

    bradrhale Senior Member

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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.
     
  3. bubbatrucklover

    bubbatrucklover Senior Member

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    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?:idea:
     
  4. stumpuller454

    stumpuller454 Well-Known Member

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    i LOOOOOVE my bilstiens, like a whole diferent truck, better handling/cornering and softer ride over bumps.
     
  5. 02-Morland

    02-Morland New Member

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    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.
     
  6. stumpuller454

    stumpuller454 Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  7. bubbatrucklover

    bubbatrucklover Senior Member

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    Has anyone heard positive/negative about Edelbrocks?
     
  8. gmctrucks

    gmctrucks Full Member

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    Free.............................
     
  9. bubbatrucklover

    bubbatrucklover Senior Member

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    Is the difference because of mounting differences,weight distribution( engine in the front load in the bed) or both?
     
  10. xltpilot

    xltpilot Full Member

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    I agree, the HD bilsteins are the best, and lifetime warranty to boot!
     

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