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M & MD Lawn
05-12-2009, 10:40 PM
Ok, so I have a 1997 gmc 2500 (pic below) and I need new shocks, I dont know which shocks would be good ones to get, any suggestions, I want a good ride but they also need to handle the trailer.:confused:

Thanks guys

seabee1
05-12-2009, 10:51 PM
i would say monroe reflex ! :usflag:

CrystalCreek
05-12-2009, 11:08 PM
Bilstine 5150. Not cheap, but they are the best Ive ever used to date.

M & MD Lawn
05-12-2009, 11:22 PM
Bilstine 5150. Not cheap, but they are the best Ive ever used to date.

arent those for lifted trucks though?????, eventho i might get a leveling kit.

M & MD Lawn
05-13-2009, 12:48 AM
you mean to tell me that 20 people have viewed this thread and have no opinion WOW!!!!

M & MD Lawn
05-13-2009, 12:51 PM
Well can i get some input here folks

South Florida Lawns
05-13-2009, 01:30 PM
Try some of these out. http://www.autoanything.com/suspension-systems/61A2719A0A0.aspx?kc=ffproduct&from_search=1

I say try a few different brands so that you won't have too harsh of a ride, or too soft with the added weight of the trailer.

unkownfl
05-13-2009, 07:16 PM
Shock wont help you carry a load they just keep the truck from being springy if that makes any sense. Any brand will do don't waste your money.

Bubbatex0
05-18-2009, 03:49 PM
Bilstein HD's

Bootguy
05-18-2009, 07:37 PM
unkownfl is right, shocks control frequency of movement, not ride height. If you want to level the front end, there are many different brands that wil do this. I have Procomp with spacers on my superduty, they ride very harsh. i have Rancho Quicklifts on my Tacoma, that rides very compfortably and is adjustable. plan you purchase a head of time.

M & MD Lawn
05-19-2009, 12:59 AM
unkownfl is right, shocks control frequency of movement, not ride height. If you want to level the front end, there are many different brands that wil do this. I have Procomp with spacers on my superduty, they ride very harsh. i have Rancho Quicklifts on my Tacoma, that rides very compfortably and is adjustable. plan you purchase a head of time.

i see wat your saying but i drive my truck personally too

Bootguy
05-19-2009, 06:24 AM
If you want compfort too, don't just get a spacer for the front springs. That just compresses the springs and creates a rough ride

M & MD Lawn
05-21-2009, 12:25 AM
If you want compfort too, don't just get a spacer for the front springs. That just compresses the springs and creates a rough ride

I have all shocks, no struts