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Posted: 01/22/18 09:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi,
I asked this question a couple years ago about which Bilstein shocks I should get for my 2500HD. We use our truck pretty much exclusively for towing. Ideas?

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The standard yellow ones have done a great job on my HD truck. They take a lot of the sharpness out of hitting expansion joints and the like. They also have a lot more rebound control than any stock shock I have experienced. Makes for nicer towing because it alleviates bounce with a heavy trailer on the back.


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I've got the 5100's for my F150.. Love 'em! [emoticon]

So far, they have a bit firmer ride, but when going over bumps and pot holes and speed bumps and the like, it's far smoother then the OEM shocks where when they were brand new and going over those same things.

Yet, it's still a smoother ride overall.. Can't explain it.. It just seems smoother overall, yet firmer... I know that makes no sense..

It just seems to soak up the bumps better now. That's the only way I an explain it..

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4600's for STOCK ride height. 5100's for stock and up to 2" lift.

They are exactly the same other than color and what I stated above.


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

4600's for STOCK ride height. 5100's for stock and up to 2" lift.

They are exactly the same other than color and what I stated above.


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Yep 5100’s on our 2001 Ram! Work great.


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5100's on my "15" F-350


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KYB Monomax.

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ScottG wrote:

The standard yellow ones have done a great job on my HD truck. They take a lot of the sharpness out of hitting expansion joints and the like. They also have a lot more rebound control than any stock shock I have experienced. Makes for nicer towing because it alleviates bounce with a heavy trailer on the back.


x2. on my 04.5 I put on the bilesteins at 10K miles, amazing improvement. on the 2015 on went the bilsteins at about 1K miles and first trip towing. The stock shocks just aren't set up for good damping under heavy loads. the bilsteins work well loaded and unloaded. the stock shocks were as you mentioned, to stiff on compression, to soft on rebound.


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x2 KYB monomax had the bill's and they were not as good

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