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New Shocks

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by raptorman03, Aug 13, 2005.

  1. raptorman03

    raptorman03 Senior Member
    Messages: 333

    Im looking in to new shocks what do you think i should get. I have a 92 .5ton
    i have hd springs on the back allready so its time for the front. I all ready put timberns on the front too. Who makes some good hd shocks?
     
  2. bnc services 2

    bnc services 2 Member
    Messages: 66

    i would go with rancho or kyb shocks i like those the best. i had good luck with the rancho's good luck
     
  3. pbeering

    pbeering Senior Member
    Messages: 266

    I just put Bilstien heavy duty all the way around. See www.shockwarehouse.com. Decent pricing, easy to do business with.
     
  4. William B.

    William B. Senior Member
    from S.E. IA
    Messages: 978

    Ive heard good things about the Blisteins.

    William
     
  5. Gmgbo

    Gmgbo Senior Member
    Messages: 159

    in jc whitney i saw that they have "heavy duty shocks" that have a coil spring around them and are suppose to help up to 500 lbs. Think they will help seeing that most of the rear weight is held by the leaf springs?
     
  6. ratlover

    ratlover PlowSite.com Addict
    from IL
    Messages: 1,325

    A shock is not supposed to support the vehicle. If you need more capacity use air bags, timbrens, biiger rear springs, ad a leaf, helpers ect but not air shocks oct. Just not a good idea IMO and I have seen the cracks to back up my oppinion. Shocks are designed to control the tires movement up and down and isnt supposed to support the vehicle.

    Bilstens are good shocks.
     
  7. nachoschevs

    nachoschevs Member
    Messages: 58

    what do you guys think about the eddelbrock shocks they got out. I know they are expensive, but i heard they are real good. Anyone out there run them on something?
     
  8. Brett K

    Brett K Member
    Messages: 42

    I prefer higher pressure Monotube shocks. I will be putting KYB MonoMax on my 99 in a few weeks.