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kleann 06-06-2011 05:09 PM

Best shock absorbers?
 
Which shock brands or models do you guys prefer for your diesels? Vote in the poll and/or comment!

I'm in need of some new ones!

1slo_CR 06-06-2011 05:13 PM

I voted Bilstein. Have been running them for years!

kleann 06-06-2011 05:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1slo_CR (Post 1474166)
I voted Bilstein. Have been running them for years!

Have you tried any others though?

Begle1 06-06-2011 06:34 PM

For off-road, highway driving or racing?

kleann 06-06-2011 06:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Begle1 (Post 1474232)
For off-road, highway driving or racing?

City/highway driving

BgBlDodge 06-06-2011 06:45 PM

Bilstein 5100.

ramctd 06-06-2011 07:22 PM

Well I have ran Rancho 9000XLs and Bilstein 5100s on my CTD. I have ran those plus Pro Comps on a number of chevy 4x4 off road gasser trucks.

On the CTD the Ranchos were a little rougher ride than the Bilsteins, but they lasted three times longer.

If you don't mind replacing the Bilsteins every year or so then they are the better ride.

kleann 06-06-2011 07:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ramctd (Post 1474278)
Well I have ran Rancho 9000XLs and Bilstein 5100s on my CTD. I have ran those plus Pro Comps on a number of chevy 4x4 off road gasser trucks.

On the CTD the Ranchos were a little rougher ride than the Bilsteins, but they lasted three times longer.

If you don't mind replacing the Bilsteins every year or so then they are the better ride.

Damn, if they only last a year I just can't do that. The Pro comps are looking good. How did you like those?

ramctd 06-06-2011 07:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kleann (Post 1474281)
Damn, if they only last a year I just can't do that. The Pro comps are looking good. How did you like those?

The Pro Comps were fine on the gasser 4x4 trucks, but those trucks were setup for off road and the street ride was never very smooth. But from a shock performance they were good.

I just know the Bilsteins on mine were very nice ride for about a year. They just seemed to get worse from that point on. The Ranchos lasted around three years before they got to the same point.

apocalypse1812 06-06-2011 08:03 PM

I had Skyjackers in my 12 valve, buddy had Blistiens in his. Hands down his rode better.

scottsjeeprolet 06-06-2011 08:34 PM

My Pro Comps have rusted up after just 3 years.
Won't buy them again.

kleann 06-06-2011 08:38 PM

I'm pretty much down to Rancho 9000's and Fabtech's.

JWhite 06-06-2011 08:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kleann (Post 1474343)
I'm pretty much down to Rancho 9000's and Fabtech's.

There ya go, ignore the poll :lolly:

On a serious note, there are two series of bilsteins (5100s and standard yellow ones, not sure on model). The yellow ones are supposed to ride better than the 5100s but are NOT adjustable...

You can get a set of the yellow ones on a chevy for around $250 IIRC

$.02

BgBlDodge 06-06-2011 09:06 PM

Umm my 5100 bilsteins aren't adjustable. And they are the fancy nickel plate ones.

UNBROKEN 06-06-2011 09:27 PM

Red KYB Monomax
Firm shock...valved almost identical to the 5100 Bil's for 1/2 the price and lasts 3 times as long. Only shocks I'll run on a large truck.

copenglenn 06-06-2011 09:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by UNBROKEN (Post 1474382)
Red KYB Monomax
Firm shock...valved almost identical to the 5100 Bil's for 1/2 the price and lasts 3 times as long. Only shocks I'll run on a large truck.

Got a good source for these?

brianv31 06-06-2011 10:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by copenglenn (Post 1474389)
Got a good source for these?

RockAuto has KYB

Mudn_1 06-06-2011 10:31 PM

I hate white shocks.....so Ghey

JWhite 06-07-2011 01:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BgBlDodge (Post 1474365)
Umm my 5100 bilsteins aren't adjustable. And they are the fancy nickel plate ones.

Well that's what happens when you listen to people. :doh:

Lucky Jeff 06-07-2011 03:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ramctd (Post 1474278)
Well I have ran Rancho 9000XLs and Bilstein 5100s on my CTD. I have ran those plus Pro Comps on a number of chevy 4x4 off road gasser trucks.

On the CTD the Ranchos were a little rougher ride than the Bilsteins, but they lasted three times longer.

If you don't mind replacing the Bilsteins every year or so then they are the better ride.

Exactly! Sadly I chose the ride and just sold my Ranchos to a friend with just a few thousand miles on them. I'll keep buying Bilsteins on a regular basis until someone comes out with a shock that rides as good but actually lasts (and doesn't cost 3 or 4 times more)


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