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ceasare

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Posted: 08/22/21 08:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Started looking at shocks for my Silverado. 2019 2500 HD. Im towing a 8000 pound 5th wheel. any suggestions?

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Go to shocks are Rancho and KYB

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bilsteins.

Did that at 10,000 miles on my 04, when I got the 2015, tossed the stock shocks within 1k miles. Improvement in both cases was amazing. the stock shocks have very poor compression/rebound valvings.

better ride and handling unloaded, or fully loaded at 10,000 gross towing a 30 ft tt with 1500lbs on the tongue.


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Posted: 08/23/21 06:29am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Bilstien yellow and blue. My OEM shocks were very underdamped with 0 miles. I replaced them at 50k, now have 130k. Great improvement!


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Been using Bilsteins for over 15 years, no complaints.


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Posted: 08/23/21 08:04am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Bilstein 4600’s.

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Can't go wrong with Bilstein shocks. I'm happy with my 1500's, but some guys prefer the 4600's. Both series have the same valving/dampening, the main difference is that 5100 is intended for lifted trucks.

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Bilstein 4600 or 5100's pick your color.


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Bils if you don’t want to touch them ever again.


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ceasare wrote:

Started looking at shocks for my Silverado. 2019 2500 HD. Im towing a 8000 pound 5th wheel. any suggestions?


Bilsteins. Did that on my 04 at 10k miles should have done it sooner. Switched to Bilsteins at about 1K miles on my 2015 duramax.

The 04 now has 250K miles on it and the bilsteins are still working well.

WAY WAY WAY better than the factory shocks, which IMHO have very poor damping characteristics with an unloaded truck and even worse when towing.

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