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airshocks or overloads?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by Detroitdan, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. Detroitdan

    Detroitdan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,937

    Need to replace the rear shocks on my 2500 Suburban, and since I want to tow my camper with it, I thought I'd go with something a little more heavy duty than stock replacement shocks. I found some shocks with coil-over overloads on them, says it gives 500 lbs more carrying capacity. But then I found some airshocks, and I kind of like the adjustability. They are nearly the same price, just wondering if theres pros or cons. I suppose potential airleaks would be one, or a rough ride with permanent coilovers, but I kind of think the coil is progressive.
    Not lookiing at the expense of adding a leaf or adding airbags, have them on my dually and they're overkill.
  2. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    anymore buy a f/s air bag kit and bolt it in with good name brand shocks.

    the bags will hold more last longer and work better than air shocks in my opinion.

    i know you said no bags but all that work for little 500 lbs or so in the stock tiny shock bolts and ear's i still say bags kit . full ajust for 2500 lbs on average. and still ride great.

    never done or seen much with coil shocks or air shocks in 10+ years. guys just go bags .
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2011
  3. pohouse

    pohouse Senior Member
    Messages: 322

    I would not recommend the coilover type shocks. Your asking your shock mounts to bear the load and they are not really designed for that. Add a leaf is fairly simple installation and the kit only costs about 80 bucks. If your towing very infrequently, airshocks might be the cost effective option.