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shocks

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by k&j Landscaping, May 14, 2010.

  1. k&j Landscaping

    k&j Landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    Wanna change out shocks on truck without killing my checkbook. Still have oem on there with 5 years of tough work. Truck seems not as stiff anymore. Any suggestions. Looking at Monroe gas magnums. Do turn torsion bars up in winter but back down in the spring so maybe something with a little more travel in them? What does anyone suggest?
     
  2. t-sig

    t-sig Senior Member
    from 607
    Messages: 121

    I think you would be very happy with the Monroe gas magnums. They seem to be about as good a shock as you can get, unless you spend the big bucks.
     
  3. lawn king

    lawn king PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    25 years of monroe shocks on my trucks, great value, durable, long lasting shocks!
     
  4. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,245

    Bilstien 5100s. Cost about $70 a piece but they have extra travel and very much worth it.
     
  5. pohouse

    pohouse Senior Member
    Messages: 322

    I have the same question. '03 GMC 1500 Z71. I just purchased Ranchos RS5000 shocks. I have plans to add a Western HTS plow this fall. Any comments on Ranchos? Sorry, don't mean to hi-jack your thread.
     
  6. 70monte

    70monte Senior Member
    Messages: 468

    I just had the Monroe Gas Magnums put on my 98 K3500 and I really like them.
     
  7. Medicjdl

    Medicjdl Member
    from 02893
    Messages: 68

    I had Sears put on the Monroe Sensa-tracs on my 04 2500HD and I love them. Ride quality is much better than stock. Total cost with free install was $260 including tax. Good luck finding some. :mechanic:
     
  8. jimz2500

    jimz2500 Member
    Messages: 43

    Pro comp ES9000s ... lifetime warranty ... I live near summit racing so warranty swapping is ez.
     
  9. Outty330

    Outty330 Member
    Messages: 51

    Ive had the Rancho RS5000's on my 99 1500 Z71 for 6 months with no complaints so far.
     
  10. k&j Landscaping

    k&j Landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    Any of you guys out there run bilstein hd shocks? So many to choose from getting confused. Help.
     
  11. Troy5061

    Troy5061 Member
    Messages: 54

    I just put four KYB shocks from carquest on mine, rides great! Plus they were only $30ea my cost.
     
  12. Doom & Gloom

    Doom & Gloom Senior Member
    Messages: 170

    Yes, exactly what you said.
     
  13. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,245

    bilstien 5100s or the hds. depends on if ur tbars are cranked. and if u have bags in the back or any type of lift.
     
  14. scottyknows50

    scottyknows50 Member
    Messages: 93

    I was told the gas-magnums were a little more stout than the sensa-tracs. I installed them on our '02 silverado at work and they seem fine.
     
  15. scottyknows50

    scottyknows50 Member
    Messages: 93

    the gas magnums are $40/each- didn't know the sensa-tracs were that much more expensive.
     
  16. Medicjdl

    Medicjdl Member
    from 02893
    Messages: 68

    I'm sure Sears didn't "hook me up" with any deals. I just thought the free install was nice. But I guess nothing is free in this world. I'm sure the price of the shocks were jacked up a little.
     
  17. scottyknows50

    scottyknows50 Member
    Messages: 93

    "free" install is nice. it's tough to jack everything up and fit them under there. especially without the right equipment.
     
  18. 70monte

    70monte Senior Member
    Messages: 468

    I run the Bilstein HD shocks on my 98 K1500 and they are a very stout shock. I've had mine on for probably close to 10 years and they still feel good. I highly recommend them. They are a little pricy though.

    I was going to go with these on my 98 K3500 but at the time, I just didn't have the money so I went with the Monroe gas magnums. Time will tell how they hold up.

    Wayne
     
  19. k&j Landscaping

    k&j Landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    anybody running the kyb monomax shocks?