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what shocks to use?

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by m3klee, Jul 17, 2012.

  1. m3klee

    m3klee Member
    Messages: 62

    It's time for new shocks for my truck and I'm not sure what ones to run. In my older trucks they were junkers so I didn't really care. This one though I like a lot and want something that will ride nice but still be stiff enough to hold the weight I put in it towing and plowing. Also this is the first truck I've put the hellbent 2" leveling kit in, so do I need a different length shock or is stock size ok? Truck is a 04 ram hemi 2500. Thanks
     
  2. jhenderson9196

    jhenderson9196 Senior Member
    Messages: 615

    I like bilstein shocks from genoesgarage.com.
     
  3. oldbluehairhemi

    oldbluehairhemi Senior Member
    Messages: 254

    you need longer shocks. you wanna get a shock that is for a 0-3" lift. I second the bilsteins too.
     
  4. paydirtdave

    paydirtdave Junior Member
    from North
    Messages: 10

    Can you get some pictures up for us to see?
     
  5. durafish

    durafish PlowSite.com Addict
    from 02919
    Messages: 1,092

    bilsteins 5100 although they $170 per 2 they are worth it
     
  6. Mopard

    Mopard Senior Member
    Messages: 290

    I've run the Bilstein 5100s on my last few 2500 Cummins with a leveling kit (longer shocks to suit of course) and they are a quality shock for the money. They are a little "stiffer" than OEM but that's what I like. One thing I would advise is to clear coat them before you install them as they WILL rust and corrode almost immediately. The "zinc" finish they come with is terrible. I cleared mine this time ... we'll see.