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Are my shocks bad or what?

Discussion in 'Steering, Suspension and Wheels' started by Super Dave, May 20, 2008.

  1. Super Dave

    Super Dave New Member

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    After going over bumps of any kind, there is a shudder in the truck like it's still shaking off the bump it just rolled over. The sensation is pretty even back to front, so that's why I'm thinking shocks and not thinking steering components. I have just under 50K on my stock shocks and I've never been impressed with them anyway. Is this my excuse to finally put in some Bilstein shocks or do I have other issues? I appreciate your opinions!

    Thanks,

    Dave
     
  2. Unit453

    Unit453 Cruises comfortably at 140... Staff Member Administrator

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    Yes and no. Yes, you need new shocks. I replaced a stock set on a buddies 05 with 25k and we couldnt believe the condition they were in. 3 out of 4 never decompressed when you compressed them in. The other one had like ZERO resistance when you were compressing. 25k and they were shot. The stock shocks are pure trash.

    Get with Nor-Cal-Nick here. He'll square you away.
     
  3. Super Dave

    Super Dave New Member

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    Sounds good. That's what I was hoping to here! Thanks!

    Dave
     
  4. Unit453

    Unit453 Cruises comfortably at 140... Staff Member Administrator

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    One of the best mods I've done yet....!

    You wont regret it.
     
  5. whitetrash21

    whitetrash21 Put on the damn helmet day........

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    25k an they acted like that. i got 112k on mine. cant wait to get those off .... :D
     
  6. Nor-Cal Nick

    Nor-Cal Nick Suspension Consultant

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    May 5, 2008
    Livermore Ca.
    Bilstein's are a great shock to upgrade to. They offer a great ride for these heavy trucks.

    I have shocks in stock.


    Nor-Cal Nick
     
  7. Super Dave

    Super Dave New Member

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    Nick,

    Which item #'s do you suggest for front and back. I don't have any type of lift currently, but I'm thinking about possibly cranking the t-bars just enough to level the truck. I looked on your website and I want to make sure I'm looking at the right shocks.

    Thanks.

    Dave
     
  8. srode

    srode Too many toys

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    Rancho RSX9000 is a good choice to consider too - adjustable so you can set based on your load.
     
  9. whitetrash21

    whitetrash21 Put on the damn helmet day........

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    nick, truck is most likely gettin bilsteins and most likely comin from you.:D gonna do an ~4-6 drop. do the 5100's come in a size that will accomodate that??
     
  10. Nor-Cal Nick

    Nor-Cal Nick Suspension Consultant

    540
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    May 5, 2008
    Livermore Ca.


    Dave I have a question. I just re-did the Bilstein's on my site to better help customers with there choice on shocks. Is it not clear or did you not look and read the description. Really I am asking because if the way I did it is not user friendly then I need to know.

    This is the link:
    http://www.norcaltruck.com/shop/index.php?cPath=2_21_107

    Feed back is great...
     
  11. Nor-Cal Nick

    Nor-Cal Nick Suspension Consultant

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    May 5, 2008
    Livermore Ca.
    Yes I can get you shocks for that.
     
  12. whitetrash21

    whitetrash21 Put on the damn helmet day........

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    sweet. just what i wanted to hear..... thx :D
     
  13. Super Dave

    Super Dave New Member

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    Nick,

    I didn't see that particular section on my first time through the site. The link you sent me is crystal clear. I didn't see the 4-pack option for 0-1.5" originally, so I was confused about putting together the appropriate front and rear shocks, but with the 4-pack it should be fine.

    Thanks,

    Dave
     
  14. Nor-Cal Nick

    Nor-Cal Nick Suspension Consultant

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    May 5, 2008
    Livermore Ca.

    Where did you see the shocks the first time?

    Thanks for the info, I am trying my best to make it easier for people:)
     
  15. Super Dave

    Super Dave New Member

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    Nick,

    Sorry for the delay here. When I first went to the site, I clicked on "Bilstein" and it took me to the page that had all of your shocks listed individually and I didn't see the 4-pack I was looking for at that time, so I thought I would have to put my own front and rear shocks together. That's what prompted my first question. Sorry about all of this confusion. The site really does look great!

    Thanks,

    Dave
     
  16. Nor-Cal Nick

    Nor-Cal Nick Suspension Consultant

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    May 5, 2008
    Livermore Ca.
    Super Dave,
    Thank you for telling me that. I didn't think about that happening and will fix it so it takes you to the right page.


    If you have anymore questions I can help you with let me know.

    Thanks
     
  17. dentpusha

    dentpusha LOCKED&LOADED

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    got this dual shock setup from norcalnick, it rides way better
     

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  18. eng158

    eng158 Deputy

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    nick your site seems to be down. i went to go to the product line and this is what came up,
    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING in /usr/local/psa/home/vhosts/norcaltruck.com/httpdocs/product_lines.html on line 1

    though i would let you know. i will be in the market for shocks for my 1500 soon.
     
  19. Nor-Cal Nick

    Nor-Cal Nick Suspension Consultant

    540
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    May 5, 2008
    Livermore Ca.
    Yea ... we are changing company's at this point because I am not happy with the speed and then it has been hit or miss the last almost 2weeks, I just want to :incazzato:
     
  20. MAX4X4

    MAX4X4 Recruit

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    I changed mine out at 4,000 miles. The stock shocks were junk! You can push them down in your hands very easy.
     

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