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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-04-2003, 01:37 AM Thread Starter
 
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Ok, Im putting shocks on the blazer before i go off to school in a couple weeks. I did the search, and Bilstein 5100's would be ideal, but don't want to spend that much money. I have some worn out Monroe Reflex's on it now, but i don't want to loose any stiffness in the suspension. I like it to ride like a truck, and I don't want it to be all mushy in the corners. Is it the shocks that are making mine a lot stiffer than the 1500 Suburban LT we have, or is it different Tbars, or just the weight difference?
What is a good replacement that would be firm but less expensive than the Bilstein's? Whats the cheapest place to get them? Are the Bilstein Hd's worth looking at?

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Monroe HD shocks or the Rancho RS5000

both cheap but decent and effective
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I have cheap 25 dollar pro-comps and there perfect for my truck... Except the one I just bent in half but yeah...

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I think Heckethorn (Rough Country) makes good shocks. They're around $30 a pop. And they will definitely make it ride like a truck.
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<font face="Comic Sans MS">Bilstein HD's... While they're not quite 5100's they're still quite good... One of the few high pressure gas charged shocks out of those listed so far, and that'll mean they won't fade quite as quick... The Bilstein HD's are not all that expensive either compared to the rest of the list, at least they might be worth looking into... </font>
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Bilstein 5100's usually run 64.95 a piece... When i dropped the tahoe onto the concrete at the beginning of the summer, i broke the rear shocks... I bought replacements and cost $130 for the two of them... Def. worth it in my books... You can't go wrong with Bilsteins!
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Thanks! I'll let you know what i order!
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Re: Shock

I'm in the process of getting a price quote on the Gas Magnum Monroe shocks, anyone heard of them? They're the ga s charged monroe's "for mid to full size, hard working pick-up trucks and vans."
http://www.monroe.com/products/mp_de...l=Gas%20Magnum
If they are the right price, i may just try them out......

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They're only 42.99 Each, so i think i'll give them a try.
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I have a friend with a 1970 Chevy pickup. He is the only person I've ever heard talk about gas-magnums. He said they hold up well. I think he's had em 3 or 4 years and they're doing fine. And he said it rides real smooth, but I think it's got coils in back?
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Re: Shock

Hey dhcomp, you said you were replacing Monroe Reflex shocks. How did you like them? I called the local AC Delco warehouse and they recommended the Monroe Reflex. I have a stock Z71 with 285/75 AT/S. They seem to be a pretty good price. Just wondering what someone who has had them thought. Thanks.
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