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Shock Recommendation

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Deere John, Apr 16, 2001.

  1. Deere John

    Deere John LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 327

    I have a 2000 (old style) Chev 3/4ton diesel that I want to upgrade the shocks on. I'm interested in your recommendation on a shock brand/model for improving the ride control. I don't want to make the ride stiffer, because there is plenty of stiff already.

    I moved up from a Z-71 diesel, and I really liked the Z-71 shock package on that truck. For the experts out there, will the 1/2ton Z-71 shocks fit the 3/4ton?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Jeff's Classics

    Jeff's Classics LawnSite Member
    Posts: 78

    I put some Monroe Reflex Truck shocks on my '76 Suburban. WOW, they are great!
    Improved the ride, it's much smoother.
    Improved the braking by reducing the nose-dive of the front end.
    Improved the handling by reducing body roll and bump-steer.
    Can't say enough about these shocks. They were about $35 each at O-Reilly Auto Parts.
  3. summitgroundskeeping

    summitgroundskeeping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 410

    Our old truck's shocks started to get bad so we put Rancho RS 5000's on them. Rancho has many choices. You can also get air shocks.

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