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Best Front Shocks for K2500

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by MikeRi24, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. MikeRi24

    MikeRi24 Senior Member
    Messages: 563

    Long story short, I started doing a small project on my '99 K2500 that turned into one of those "well, while I've got it apart, I might as well replace the _______" you know how those go....

    My front shocks are not looking so great, the one looks like its starting to leak a little, and the are both pretty rusty. I believe them to be the originals. I'd like to replace them with something thats going to be good for plowing. Ride quality I am not overly concerned about. Its a work truck, its never gonna ride like a Cadillac nor do I expect it to. I was looking into the Monroe air shocks, but they dont make them for this truck and after about an hour of measuring and browsing through their catalog comparing specifications, I can't find anything thats even close that I could make work.

    So what do you guys recommend? I was looking at the Monroe Reflex series or the Rancho RS5000 shocks as a starting point.
  2. 496 BB

    496 BB Senior Member
    Messages: 789

    I got Bilstein 5000 series and they are OK. Seems to stiff for me but I dont plow with that truck either. Ive had em for years with no probs. I know I think Firestone makes a front air shock but not sure about your model. They arent cheap either. Ive heard Sensa Tracs are decent. Lots of choices.
  3. 70monte

    70monte Senior Member
    Messages: 468

    I've got Monroe Gas Magnums on my 98 K3500 and they ride pretty good and are supposed to be a heavy duty shock.

  4. k&j Landscaping

    k&j Landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    Put a set of KYB Monomax on my 05 and love them. Been a real good replacement.