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Old 11-27-2017, 05:51 PM
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Strut and shock recommendations

I am looking to replace the factory struts and shocks on my 2008 GMC Sierra 1500 and am looking for a better than average shock. The truck has the Z71 package and is 2 wheel drive. I currently run Bridgestone all terrain-ish tires 265-70-17 on the factory rims. I may lower the truck two inches in the front and rear and MAY put factory 20” rims on it with a factory tire size.

I have ran Bilstein 5100 on my 98 Z-71 with. 33” tires and the front bars cranked for a level ride, but they were extremely stiff and would jar your fillings loose. I am looking at the belltech adjustable shocks as well as edelbrock and KYB’s offerings. I am just looking for a shock that will help with handling as well as trailering.

Any thoughts? Thanks, Art
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Old 11-28-2017, 01:14 PM
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The 5100's are the best option, by far. Had those on my 09 before I sold it and about to put them on my son's Yukon. They ride great. Something else was causing the jarring because it wasn't those shocks.
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Old 11-28-2017, 05:34 PM
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Struts? I thought those were only on cars.
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Old 11-28-2017, 05:45 PM
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The 5100's are the best option, by far. Had those on my 09 before I sold it and about to put them on my son's Yukon. They ride great. Something else was causing the jarring because it wasn't those shocks.
I have 5100s and they are a great shock.

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Struts? I thought those were only on cars.
Seems like you're still stuck in the 50s where there are only american companies in the USA and the only vehicles that have struts are cars.
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Old 11-29-2017, 01:39 PM
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I have had great luck with the Rancho adjustables...
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