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Postby Billow [OP] » Apr 07 2021, 3:28am

Looking for the best shocks for every day use. My truck is a stock height 2006 1500 crew cab 2wd. Some shock companies list a special shock for the crew cab model and some don't. ..Any thoughts on Bilstein KYB etc. Thanks
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Re: Shock recommendations

Postby tobyhd02 » Apr 07 2021, 3:36am

your going to hear all kinds of answers. Bilsteins are a pretty good shock for a fair price. Fox are good shocks too. I have never ran KYB. I have bilsteins now and have ran FOX in the past. if these are your original shocks, you are going to be really pleased with what ever you put on!
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Re: Shock recommendations

Postby 19trax95 » Apr 07 2021, 3:44am

All depends what your after. Bilsteins are definitely a firmer ride.

There are tons of options, but the main thing is picking a shock that is best suited to your driving style and situation.

For example, a shock that is geared more towards on road comfort, may not be the best choice for someone who tows heavy, or does a lot of offroad driving.
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Re: Shock recommendations

Postby Chevrolado » Apr 07 2021, 8:35pm

Yep. Bilsteins seem decent.. I have em on the rear of my truck. Front has Fox.
They are both good. Give one a try.. worse case scenario, buy another and try another. They are pretty simple to change out and don't cost an arm and a leg.

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Re: Shock recommendations

Postby MOFF214 » Apr 09 2021, 3:56am

Echoing what these guys said shop around. Bilstein 5100s are good shocks and affordable. I've had them for my last three sets but like Eric said they are firm. My 05 1500HD rides like a lumber wagon at times. However it handles offroad like a champ. I can't speak for anyone else but I have also had good luck and decent pricing online from shock warehouse. They shipped fast and a full set was a hair over 300.
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