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Old 06-13-2018, 11:54 AM
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Anybody running Bilstein 4600's on their truck? I've heard good things from bilstein, mostly from the cummins forum I'm on a lot for my other truck, but they like run the 5100's on the diesels. My gasser is obviously older and lighter and stock height so I thought about putting the 4600's on there to help with ride quality/ bump harshness reducing.

I did put new KYB gas adjust shocks on this gasser back in the fall, but holy cow they have no give. It feels like I literally put bricks in as shocks. At the time I was going cheap with the shocks and now I"m paying for it. Feels like they seized up. I think I paid like $20/shock. Anyhow, looking to see who has actually spent some money on good shocks like the 4600s and what their thoughts are.

Lastly, I know this is a 23 year old truck and it will ride rough, but surely it can be smoother than riding like a brick. I can move the mirror down to watch the rear wheel over bumps and there's next to no movement of the axle going up or down. It's stiff. And that's what my wife said about it. I guess that's a "that's what she said moment"
 
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Old 06-13-2018, 02:09 PM
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No on the Bilstein 4600s for me. I'm running Rancho RS5000 shocks on my truck and they have done very well for me.
 
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Old 06-13-2018, 02:46 PM
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I run dual fox 3.0 shocks in the front and singles in the rear. I wouldn't recommend them. I heard good things about Rancho and if I were buying suckss would go with them
 
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Old 06-13-2018, 02:48 PM
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I have the gas-a-justs on mine and like them. Hard to believe you got them for $20/each. It takes 3-400 lbs to make it ride nice. In my opinion, these 2nd gens rode terrible. Check out Sulastic shackles.

http://sulastic.com/truck-shackle-suspension-sa-06
 
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I run the 5100s on my 1500 and love them
 
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Old 06-13-2018, 07:44 PM
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Originally Posted by 2bit View Post
I have the gas-a-justs on mine and like them. Hard to believe you got them for $20/each. It takes 3-400 lbs to make it ride nice. In my opinion, these 2nd gens rode terrible. Check out Sulastic shackles.

http://sulastic.com/truck-shackle-suspension-sa-06
They may of been a tad more in price, its been awhile, but I got them through my work for cost. Maybe they aren't the gas a just? Either way they were the cheap set so I bought them. And true, with some weight in the truck it does ride better but 98% of the time whenever I need to haul or tow something I grab my 3rd gen.
 
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I just remembered, I got the KYB excel-G shocks.
 
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Old 06-13-2018, 10:11 PM
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I have the gas-a justs on our dodge and our Ford Excursion and like them. I'd love to try a set of Bilsteins and see if there's enough difference for the extra money. I think the shackle's would make a huge difference, I wish they were $200 instead of $400.
 
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Skyjacker M95s here. Got 'em half price as "scratch and dent" on Skyjacker's website. They came in perfect shape. Awesome shocks! Very soft and supple without bottoming. Whatever you do, avoid hydro (water) shocks at all costs!
 
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