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Old 08-04-2011, 09:17 PM   #1
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2005 model. stock shocks were great, but crapped out about 80K. put on moroe reflex and the truck drove absolutely horrible. ended up with a set of monroe sensa-tracs and they were better than the reflex versions, but i still dont like the way the truck rode.
20K later the shocks have had it. feels like my wheels are going to fall off going down smooth pavement. ive got 285's on the truck and i think they are just not sufficient to hold the extra weight to the road.

advnace stocks the ranchos and ive heard some decent things about the bilsteins.

truck is stock height. i pull a trailer everyday. just trying to find something smooth riding. i drive at least 80 miles a day. most cases 130-150.
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2005 model. stock shocks were great, but crapped out about 80K. put on moroe reflex and the truck drove absolutely horrible. ended up with a set of monroe sensa-tracs and they were better than the reflex versions, but i still dont like the way the truck rode.
20K later the shocks have had it. feels like my wheels are going to fall off going down smooth pavement. ive got 285's on the truck and i think they are just not sufficient to hold the extra weight to the road.

advnace stocks the ranchos and ive heard some decent things about the bilsteins.

truck is stock height. i pull a trailer everyday. just trying to find something smooth riding. i drive at least 80 miles a day. most cases 130-150.
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Old 08-04-2011, 09:21 PM   #3
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I love my sensa traks and reflex's...

She's a caddy loaded and a bit rougher unloaded- but not at all bad.
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Old 08-04-2011, 09:21 PM   #4
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Default Re: shocks for chevy 2500HD?

been reading over on duramax forums and seems like those guys like hte bilstiens shocks or rancho. here is a search query for "shocks".

http://www.duramaxforum.com/forum/se...archid=2401598
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02 2500HD CC here, I have adj Ranchos up front and KYB gas in the rear. I am happy with it. I also added air bags in the back for towing
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Old 08-04-2011, 09:28 PM   #6
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I just put the new 10 way adjustable ranchos in my truck very nice and they are powdercoated also
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x2. Put 'em on my '01 HD2500 last year. If you like your truck and plan on keeping it for a while, they're the only way to go IMO.
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x2. Put 'em on my '01 HD2500 last year. If you like your truck and plan on keeping it for a while, they're the only way to go IMO.
bought it new and plan to run it as long as i can.
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Old 08-04-2011, 09:54 PM   #9
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Bilstien. 5100's
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I put KYBs on mine 4ok ago
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I just put the new 10 way adjustable ranchos in my truck very nice and they are powdercoated also
Sold a ton of the Adjustable 9000s and people love um! High but you can crank um down and take a lot of the stiffness out.
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I put Bilsteins on my 1500 and thought I had a new truck.
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Old 08-04-2011, 10:07 PM   #13
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Yep, Bilsteins.
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Old 08-05-2011, 06:31 PM   #14
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Bilsteins HD`s from shox.com!!
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KYB MonoMax......best value IMO
I have 100K miles on mine.....like new still
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