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  1. #1
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    Default shock recomendation

    What shocks do you recomend.

    I have a 1994 Silverado, 2500 HD, ext cab, long bed, 4x4.

    I use the truck at this point for light duty. I am a bang for the buck kind of guy. I don't have to get the cheapest and I don't have to get the nicest, coolest either.
    Craig

    1994 2500 Ext Cab Long bed 4x4. F code. 165k. NV4500 - - 3.42 gears (originally 4.10). 17" H-2 wheels (265/70/17 Michelins), Remote FSD , K&N, Chip, Down pipe (3" tapering to 31/2"), no cat., 4" exhaust w/flow though muffler. New in July 2007: engine (6.2 block), ARP head studs, ceramic coated pistons, H1 oil pump, stock cam, 21:1 compression...), Lift pump, filters, lines, hoses... Non EGR Intake, Mechanical Boost Master (12psi), deleted vacuum pump, Boost and EGT gauges.

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    Default Shocks

    Skyjacker makes two classes of shocks one is hydro for a softer ride and the other is nitro for more HD. They run about $30-$35 each for the hydro's. I don't know if the IFS front still use regular shocks or coil overs but in my opinion you cant go wrong with a set of skyjackers. They are beefier and better riding then anything stock.
    North Jersey, 1981 CJ-8 Scrambler 6.2 Liter turbo (6.5 parts GM-4) Diesel, SM-465/NP205, Dana 60's locked (4:10), Hummer Bead Locks 36x12.5 Swampers, Summit Aluminum Radiator/oil, SS Glow Plugs, 180* Stat, 2.25" crossover 3" Exhaust. Rebuilt Injection Pump (unknown how long ago) 85k on Engine.

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    Hello,

    Bilstein!!!!! If you want them to last!! I had a 95 X-cab Z-71 with 165,000 shocks were still like new,Sold it to my brother and he's still driving it now 225,000 and still rides nice.I just got two rear one for $59 each at Autozone.A little pricey but they will out last this truck.This is best shock made,They put them on Z-71,Benz,Audi,cop cars etc.go to there website.

    Later Tom K.
    93 2500HD 8,600lb 285K,New tranny,Custom welding bed,4" SS Exhaust,SS glowplugs,soon to get Airfilter and Gauges

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    I second the Bilstein's best shocks for the money
    05 GMC LLY D/A 3500 C/C
    96 GMC 6.5TD 2500 Suburban
    96 Chevy 6.5TD Tahoe
    83 Chevy K5 Blazer with upgraded 6.5 N/A
    Too many mods to list for each of them.

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    Bilstein ? Not bad, but the Rancho 5000 is good also and is about 44 bucks each at summit racing. I got them in my truckand i'm very pleased with them.

    Cu,
    Sven


    Germany ? No thank's ! Anybody here, who offers a job incl. greencard/work permit ? - USA or Canada, it would be a pleasure to immigrate !

    1995 Chevrolet K2500 Ext.Cab SB, FSD-Cooler, 3" Rancho Suspension Lift, Rancho Add-A-Leaf, Warp Speed Performance 4" Exhaust, Custom K&N Intake, 285/75/R16 BFG All-Terrain with 8x16 Alcoa's, 4x4 Posi-Lok, Deezee Bullbar, Stepbars, Lunarvisor, Roll-N-Lock Bedcover, Softtopper Bed Extender, Truck Nuts and much more ...

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    Talking Shock Therapy

    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    What shocks do you recomend.

    I have a 1994 Silverado, 2500 HD, ext cab, long bed, 4x4.

    I use the truck at this point for light duty. I am a bang for the buck kind of guy. I don't have to get the cheapest and I don't have to get the nicest, coolest either.
    Since this is the Chassis Electrical Forum (not the Drivetrain forum) I would recommend 60,000 volts at 30 milliamps to the temporal lobes for 5 bursts of 3 seconds with a 4 second pause in between! Mmmmmm... comfortably numb ala One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    Husker 6.5

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    I got the coil over (road levelers) for my truck only for the back and a new set of regular shocks for the front. I have the back ones in now and it rides so much better. I need to still put the front ones in cant wait. The coil overs are very nice for towing or if you haul any type of material around. Pretty much preference
    1996 K2500, Regular Cab Long Bed-SL. Dual 5" smoke stacks, Grill Guard. SS Diesel Supply 3" Down Pipe and Cold air intake. 160,000. New cooper 265's. Installed Marine injectors, A Pillar with 3 gauges and a manual waste gate!

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    For what it's worth. About a year ago I put a set of 4 Bilstein shocks on my wife's Suburban and we love them. In about a week I will be ordering a set of 4 for my 2000 K3500 SRW. I feel it is definitely the worth the extra $$$$!!!! I talked one of my Buddys with a F350 Power Joke in to them an he said "never thought a Ford could ride so good"
    Doug Martin - Cape Cod, MA

    2000 K3500 SRW 6.5TD, FSD Heat Sync, 80hp ssd-computer, 4" aluminized exhaust,ssd Marine Injectors, ssd induction kit, Isspro Gauges, Gear Venders under/overdrive unit

    1999 K1500 Suburban 6.5TD, FSD Cooler, 40hp BD Computer, ssd Fuel-miser injectors, ssd induction kit, Isspro Gauges

    1991 V1500 Suburban 6.2TD, Banks Sidewinder turbo package, 6.5TD heads, 6.5TD injectors (It thinks its a 6.5 Turbo Diesel)

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    Default Shocks

    Laugh people, it was a (Power) joke !

    Doesn't anyone have a sense of humor any more?

    Husker 6.5

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    I laughed but all ford jokes are funny

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