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I was driving down the tollway and hit a big pothole and when I got home I found my driver side rear shock hanging on the ground. I've never touched the shocks and I've had the truck for four years so it's probably time to replace them. The shocks on there now are trail master SSv or something. I don't really know anything about shocks so I thought I'd ask you guys. The truck is an 04.5 with a 6 inch lift and 35 inch tires. I don't want to spend a ton of money on them either. Any suggestions?
Thanks, Brandon
 

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With shocks it's a crap shoot everybody likes something different. KYB Monomax, Rancho 9000's, Bilstein's . I have a dis-like for the ones I installed whereas 50 others love'm. For me they suck for my particular style driving, 80-90 on freeway connecting ramps marked 45, I do have some extremely large sway bars that work real well but the shocks have a little donkey dance in the front, rebound is not stiff enough, compression seems to be OK....
 

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I ran Rough Country N2.0 shocks on my truck for awhile and i liked the way they rode. They were pretty cheap and effective.
 

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I thought i was the only one that drove like that.. haha

My truck is always at 90+ mph... Especially on the turns.. :thumb
 

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With shocks it's a crap shoot everybody likes something different. KYB Monomax, Rancho 9000's, Bilstein's . I have a dis-like for the ones I installed whereas 50 others love'm. For me they suck for my particular style driving, 80-90 on freeway connecting ramps marked 45, I do have some extremely large sway bars that work real well but the shocks have a little donkey dance in the front, rebound is not stiff enough, compression seems to be OK....
What shocks did you end up going with?
 

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I have the monotube Fox shocks. They ride pretty hard.
 

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pretty impressed with bilstein 5100s, and competitively priced as well.
 

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pretty impressed with bilstein 5100s, and competitively priced as well.
I've heard a lot of people say they like those. Do I need to buy a set for lifted trucks? I'm not sure how that all works. Will they just fit where my old ones were?
 

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Bilstein 5100s and be done with it...

Contact Dmaxstore.com and they can hook you up with the right length for your lift.
COMPLETE SETS | DMAX Store
 

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^^^^ I agree with these guys...
 

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OP I like what ^^^ these guys are saying. Might be worth the call today for some free shipping :poke[1]: :thumb
 

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I'm looking at your store now. I'm looking at the ranchos or the bilsteins. You think I should get the bilsteins too?
 

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I'm looking at your store now. I'm looking at the ranchos or the bilsteins. You think I should get the bilsteins too?
Yes WE do! ha
 

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I've heard a lot of people say they like those. Do I need to buy a set for lifted trucks? I'm not sure how that all works. Will they just fit where my old ones were?


You can visit the direct link below for our "Hand picked" shock selection. There are a few different shocks you can go with depending on your driving style, the application at the link below will ensure the correct shock goes on your truck.

NCT Hand picked shock application
Performance Truck Parts and Accessories | 0-3" Bilstein 5100 Series - Stock to Leveled Hand Picked: NorCalTruck | Norcal Truck (925) 447-7800

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I'm looking at your store now. I'm looking at the ranchos or the bilsteins. You think I should get the bilsteins too?
Thanks for the call OP, Enjoy the shocks!!! :thumb
 

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Thanks for all your help. I can't wait to put them on
 
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