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Equipment & Gear => Power Equipment & RV => Topic started by: follow maggie on October 05, 2017, 12:39:03 AM

Title: Need new shocks
Post by: follow maggie on October 05, 2017, 12:39:03 AM
So itís time for new shocks on my Chevy 2500hd. I need all four. From October to February it carries my camper most of the time, and itís heavy- about 10,500 pounds. It sees rough roads like colockum rd and travels the interstates to California and North Dakota. Next year Iím working on digging up the scratch for Texas. Iíve always used rancho shocks and been happy, but itís a good step up in price to get the rs-9000 I need for the weight. Theyíre a little over $100 a piece. The price tag is probably comparable to bilsteins, so Iím wondering what people think of bilstein shocks on a hd pickup with a heavy load traveling rough roads and covering 3,500-5,000 mile hunting road trips?
Title: Re: Need new shocks
Post by: HntnFsh on October 05, 2017, 05:36:27 AM
The Bilstiens are decent shocks. But in your situation I would go with the Rancho 9000. Spendy but worth it. Once in awhile you can find some petty good deals on them.
Title: Re: Need new shocks
Post by: Magnum_Willys on October 05, 2017, 06:30:39 AM
Running Bilsteins on my highway truck, Rancho 9000 with remote control on my Offroad truck. Both good.   I would lean towards the adjustable ranchoís for your application.
Title: Re: Need new shocks
Post by: follow maggie on October 05, 2017, 04:40:08 PM
Thanks guys
Title: Re: Need new shocks
Post by: huntandjeep on October 06, 2017, 08:19:43 PM
I had Rancho's on my F350. Daily drove it , pulled a car trailer and Jeep or a 24' Travel trailer. One started to leak so I thought I'd try out the Bilstein 5100's since I have them on my Jeep and love how they ride. IMO the 5100's ride smoother than the Rancho's did. Both are great shocks though.
Title: Re: Need new shocks
Post by: Mudman on October 06, 2017, 08:44:59 PM
The new/used truck I recently got, Dodge cummins, has the bilsteins and wow are they so much better than other shocks(Rancho and Schwabby premium crap) I ran on my other Dodge.  I wasn't a supporter due to price but now I am.