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Old 11-20-2012, 12:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Replacing the shocks on my 07.5 duramax. It is stock-height with 100k on the odometer. I mainly use this truck for hauling my 4-wheeler in the bed and will trailer a small 2500 lb fishing boat. I will also use this as a hunting vehicle and will travel down gravel roads, but no other off-roading. Do you have a shock recommendation? KYB? Bilsteins?


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Old 11-20-2012, 12:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Speaking from past use, bilsteins. Do get the 5100 series though, heard the "yellow" ones aren't that great. I know my 09 I've recently purchased will be getting a set this winter.

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Old 11-20-2012, 02:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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x2 on not getting the 4600 Yellow series, harsh valving curve and will make the truck feel "Choppy"

I'd say atleast a 5100/5125 series or you may be the right person to value the new Fox Performance Series shocks. I picked up a 08 2500HD for a shop truck build I am doing this year and it also has 100k on it, put a 5100 in it and road better but then I put a Fox in it and it was better to me personally. The truck is stock right now and same as you I have been hauling dirt bikes and the Fox helped control the truck better all around. I have been collecting data to make a thread about the new testing in a stock truck but right now my feeling is the Fox Performance shock is the next hit for us guys that need a all around on/off road shock, alittle more money but if it has value then it's money well spent.

Here is the shocks I am suggesting due to your off road need stated above:,53/

Here is the new shop build if you care to follow along or just see what I have been using it for as I stated on the shock suggestion: Project "X-Max", Off-Road Expedition Style - The Ultimate Adventure Duramax

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