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suspension info help

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by Gunner318, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. Gunner318

    Gunner318 Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    I am replacing shocks on my '01 Chev 2500 HD. I plow my driveway/dooryard and a handful of elderly neighbors using an old MM1. Are suspension upgrades worth the $$ ? Are Timbren kits better than SumoSprings? Are OEM shocks as adequate as the pricey Rancheros or others that are 3x more? It's a bit of a dollars and cents thing for me right now but if it's definitely worth it, I'll spring for them. Thanks for you opinions. :salute:

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,362

    Just give the Torsion Bars 3-4 turns, and it's FREEpayup
  3. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,617

    get a good shock. NOT rancho

    are you having problems? if not why upgrade? youve been happy so far.
  4. CuzMike

    CuzMike Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    I would suggest new shocks and turning the bars up a few times. Rancho sells a shock that is extended length for guys that turn up their bars. If you don't change out the shock you will more than likely top the shock out at full suspension droop.
  5. Gunner318

    Gunner318 Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Thanks for the info. It led me to do more checking and after all this I guess I'll replace those old shocks with factory replacements and try to get 1" lift with torsion adj. Thanx again for the ideas and info.