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Old 07-19-2010, 04:54 AM   #1
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Looking to replace my shocks on my truck. Anyone have a recommendation on what to use?

Would like to have a great ride while not towing, but want to have the firmness and stability while towing. I already have Timbrens on the truck, but my shocks have started to get worn out after 70K miles.

Any thoughts/recommendations are appreciated.
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If they lasted 70,000, what would be wrong with replacing them with the same thing?

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Old 07-19-2010, 05:48 AM   #3
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Cost of OEM vs. Aftermarket and warranty.
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There are many munufactures around and none are really any better or worse than each other. Look for sales and find the right fit replacement for your OEM and you can't go wrong if your looking to maintain the ride you already have.
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Old 07-19-2010, 10:22 AM   #5
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mines a ford but i just replaced my oem's with bilsteins. i like them and they were'nt over the top expensive.
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There are some that are adjustable. I had them on my last truck and seemed to work pretty well. They had a knob that had 6-8 settings for amount of stiffness. Believe they were Rancho 9000's.

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Old 07-24-2010, 11:17 PM   #7
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I went with the Monroe Gas Magnums. Looked at the adjustable ones and the air ride ones, but decided to go with the Monroe.
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Most of the bigger brand shocks do well, with some rare exceptions. That said, I have had very good service out of Bilstein Heavy Dutys.I had Rancho 5000s on my 06 Ford 250 from the factory. They did well for a bout 80K, which is FAR better than the 6.0L Powerstroke did... but I digress. Just still a little bitter, I guess. The ugly yellow Bs get my nod for now. Do a google and you'll find an "e" dealer that has great prices and reasonable shipping on Bs.
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I just had a set of Bilsteins put on my truck 2 weeks ago. Great ride compared to the Rancho's that came off the truck.
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AC Delco makes HD replacements similar to your OE shocks. They are available at many parts stores and carry a lifetime warranty. I have almost 60k on mine with no complaints.
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