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Old 11-09-2018, 09:59 AM
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Rear Shocks for Silverado

Looking to upgrade the rear shocks on my truck and was curious to see what everyone is using.



On my short list so far is Fox 2.0, Bilstein 5100, and the Rancho 9000.



Since I have a lift kit, the truck sits level now but I'm not liking the sag while towing. I thought about putting an air ride system but I'm not sure I will keep the truck long enough to justify the expense of an air ride system. So I figure better shocks would fit the bill.



While I'm doing this I plan on lifting the rear about an 1-inch with a set of the Ready lift Leaf kit.



If you have tried any of these shocks, I would like to get your take before making a purchase.

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Old 11-09-2018, 10:18 AM
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Why not do airbags? I like 5100s a lot, and have the Fox 2.0s on my buddy’s F250 and hAd them on my last F250. Both are great shocks. Rancho sucks.
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Old 11-09-2018, 10:27 AM
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I'll confirm what Aric said, I put a set of Rancho shocks on my old dmax and I wasn't impressed at all, after around 60k miles it felt like I was just riding on the springs again.
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Old 11-09-2018, 10:28 AM
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Firestone or air ride technologies air bags for sure. They are awesome.

Agreed with Aric that Ranchos are not what they used to be.
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Old 11-09-2018, 10:34 AM
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Why not do airbags? I like 5100s a lot, and have the Fox 2.0s on my buddy’s F250 and hAd them on my last F250. Both are great shocks. Rancho sucks.
By the time I buy the kit and get it installed around where I live its going to cost $2000 for parts and labor based on the few quotes that I have gotten. A three of the shops recommended new shocks with the air ride. Im just not sure how long I will keep this truck and it would be a pain to remove the kit. I would get any money for teh add on if I trade it in.

On my last trucks, the lifts all had a rake to them and when towing they would be level. So Im thinking if I can achieve that with this truck I will be alright.

Does Bilstein offer extended shock lengths for lifts? the most I saw online was about 1".
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Old 11-09-2018, 10:40 AM
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2000?!!!!!!!!!!!!


You said you don’t tow often. I would get a set of firestone airbags with the manual pump ability. No reason to get a full kit with a compressor.
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Old 11-09-2018, 10:44 AM
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Yes they should...might look at 5125's I think.
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Old 11-09-2018, 10:53 AM
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Old 11-09-2018, 10:53 AM
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The firestone kit is like $400 or less. And if you have basic hand tools and an hour or two, you can install it yourself.
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Old 11-09-2018, 11:45 AM
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Shocks will morning make your truck sag less Dave. Unless they are a really high spring rate which in turn will ride like poo
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