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post #41 of 48 (permalink) Old 11-08-2019, 06:51 AM
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Did you guys do all four corners or just the rear. When I traded my 16, I had 40K on the Ranchos with thousands of towing miles. Pretty certain they were trashed. Going to stay ahead of it this time with my 19.


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I did all four corners at the same time and never looked back. Have been very satisfied.

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Put in 500 to 700 lbs of sandbags in the back ... or add sulastic shackles to the back ($300 parts +$200 labor - approx). I was cheap and just added the sandbags for now. Your truck will feel like a Cadillac because the jarring will be gone.

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post #44 of 48 (permalink) Old 11-10-2019, 03:28 PM
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5100s still working great after 100K miles, almost half of it towing a 12K fifth wheel. Regardless of whatever shocks you install, make sure your jounce bumpers are working like they should or you will be very disappointed in the ride...!!!

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I put a set of 5100 Bilstein on my 2003 GMC 2500HD and definitely felt the change. The ride is firmer than the original shocks were unloaded but but smoothed out more with a heavier load.
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Broke down and purchased a set of Bilstein 5100s today.

Going over a set of railroad tracks recently finalized the decision to replace the stock AC Delco shocks.

Will install the Bilsteins over the Christmas and give my feedback once I have put some miles on them.
Lost my stock garbage at 35k ( was warned by friend with Denali ) and bought the 5100's off Amazon. $320 for 4 delivered. Pull a 5th wheel with a 2400 lb pin weight and Helwig helpers. Love them! Night and day difference empty or loaded.

Gone at 35K....really GM ? 35K?
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post #47 of 48 (permalink) Old 11-12-2019, 06:16 PM
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Changed mine out at 50k.

09 GMC SLT Dually
Steel Gray Metallic
All options except sunroof

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Alcoa 19.5s with Michelin XZE, Centramatics,Tow Mirrors, Chrome Grill Overlay, Rear underseat storage, Mudflaps all corners, 20% Window tint, 6" Oval Steps, B&W Turnover Hitch, B&W Companion Hitch, Sulastics, GM Campaign #PIT3009J, Wireless Console Charging, Bilstein 5100s, Raptor 3602RL
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I changed mine out at around 25,000 and one of the factory ranchos collapsed under its own weight.

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Wehrli intake bridge and AFE IC piping,Edge Insight cts2, AirDog II 165,SDP resonator delete, Mishimoto pcv catch can, MBRP down pipe,Recon led tail lights and third brake light, Morimoto mini D2S 5.0 projectors w/hids, Morimoto 2stroke 2.0 leds highs and fogs.
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