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New Shocks Need!!

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by golfmanres, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. golfmanres

    golfmanres Senior Member
    Messages: 150

    What kind of shocks does everyone use? I'm looking at buying new ones for the 1998 K2500 8600gvwr 5.7 v8 Ext cab short bed. I have looked at Bilstein, and monroe. What is the best?

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,230

    I was hoping to read some good replies from this thread as I am looking to replace all 4 in my Dodge and wanted to see what the opinions were.
  3. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    I have a set of Bilstein 's on my one truck and they seem pretty good.
  4. wild bill

    wild bill PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239


    i like monroe reflex ,they tend to work on the taller bigger truck's a lot better .
  5. streetfrog

    streetfrog Senior Member
    Messages: 337

    I have bilsteins and I have also always had good luck with the Rancho HD
  6. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    I'm running a set of Edelbrocks on my '04 HD...made a real difference in the handling and rides nice in the front but still a bit choppy in the rear... workin on a fix for that though.

    Bilstein's are good too.
  7. Hank

    Hank Junior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 24

    I run Bilstein as well on my 97 Chevy K1500 good riding shock. No complaints.
  8. Niteman9

    Niteman9 Senior Member
    Messages: 165

    Bilstein end of story
  9. Plowinpro03

    Plowinpro03 Senior Member
    Messages: 151

    my theory on shocks is, you buy a decent pair, for a respectable amount of money..(monroes for example) b/c when your in the line of beating your truck up day in day out. Your better off buying something that your willing to spend money on knowing your just going to have to replace it sooner then a normal used truck. So, if Monroe's are say 100 bucks to replace the two..and edles are say 250..might as well replace the monroe's twice instead of dragging a better shock out over a longer abused period of time. Im replacing my tahoe's shocks tomorrow morning with a cheap set...let you know how they hold up..right now the stock ones ive got are 140K miles old....HAHA
  10. RichG53

    RichG53 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,135

    I like the Monroe Magniums.. Had them on about a month of course my other ones were junk
  11. swa136

    swa136 Senior Member
    Messages: 149

    My stock Z71 shocks(75,000mi) were no longer handling the washboard areas of a dirt road I run on, so I bought 4 Rancho RS5000. When I hit the washboard they were WORSE than the old worn red Z71's. If you're thinking of these, I recommend you pass on them!:salute:
  12. Quality SR

    Quality SR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,830

    x2. I just put mine on today. So far so good.