Best shocks for the money!!? - Diesel Place : Chevrolet and GMC Diesel Truck Forums
 
Home Forum Market Place Garage Tuning Library DTC Tool Register Vendors
Go Back   Diesel Place : Chevrolet and GMC Diesel Truck Forums > Speciality Forums > Suspension & Steering - 2001 - 2010
Register FAQ Forum Rules My Replies My Threads Mark Forums Read Advertise

Suspension & Steering - 2001 - 2010 Discuss OEM & aftermarket suspension, lifts, street suspension, air ride suspension, steering components, etc. First through fourth generation.

DieselPlace.com is the premier Duramax Diesel Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Like Tree2Likes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-31-2017, 08:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
Zbskater400
Diesel Student
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 45
iTrader Score: 0 reviews

Best shocks for the money!!?

Looking to get some new shocks on my 03 lb7 ccsb not sure how old they are but i plan on doing a 4" lift sometime in the future nothing crazy but im curious of what shocks are good for the money that you can get from advanced , napa , autozone etc just to improve drivability, and comfort. Thanks in advance!

__________________
2003 gmc 2500 slt duramax ccsb
Offline  
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-31-2017, 04:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
Desert DMAX
Diesel Apprentice
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Lomita, CA
Posts: 447
iTrader Score: 0 reviews

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zbskater400 View Post
Looking to get some new shocks on my 03 lb7 ccsb not sure how old they are but i plan on doing a 4" lift sometime in the future nothing crazy but im curious of what shocks are good for the money that you can get from advanced , napa , autozone etc just to improve drivability, and comfort. Thanks in advance!




Of course this has been discussed in some length by many people. I have even posted some opinions. A search for shocks, or specific shocks would be wise.


Regardless, it depends on what youíre going to use the truck for. I prefer a mono-tube gas shock over a straight hydraulic and think that the Bilstein 5100, for an off the shelf shock, is the best value for the best of both worlds, on road and off road. Others will argue that. In my opinion, a mono-tube gas shock is built superior to a straight hydraulic shock and usually, this includes the valving.


Valving is everything.


__________________
'08 2500HD White CCSB Z71 LTZ LMM
Cognito Pitman/Idler Brace
Rhino Bed Lining
Bilstein 5100 Shocks;
-#F4-BE5-D146-HO Front
- #F4-BE5-D147-HO Rear
N-fab Black Nerf Bars
AlphaTherm AT37GM
Banks(Speed)Brake w/Switch
Mobil 1 5w-40 TD Oil Used
B5 Fuel was used, then HPR Fuel Used, now back to #2 w/lubricity formula added
Offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-31-2017, 04:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
Desert DMAX
Diesel Apprentice
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Lomita, CA
Posts: 447
iTrader Score: 0 reviews

link might help too.
Everything you wanted to know about Shock Absorbers - 4x4Review Off Road Magazine
__________________
'08 2500HD White CCSB Z71 LTZ LMM
Cognito Pitman/Idler Brace
Rhino Bed Lining
Bilstein 5100 Shocks;
-#F4-BE5-D146-HO Front
- #F4-BE5-D147-HO Rear
N-fab Black Nerf Bars
AlphaTherm AT37GM
Banks(Speed)Brake w/Switch
Mobil 1 5w-40 TD Oil Used
B5 Fuel was used, then HPR Fuel Used, now back to #2 w/lubricity formula added
Offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-14-2017, 09:27 AM   #4 (permalink)
FrnkCstle
Gear Grinder
 
FrnkCstle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: South
Posts: 3
iTrader Score: 0 reviews

I am looking at putting KYB Monomaxes on rig. Its another one to look for.
__________________
05 GMC Spiral Grey Sierra 2500 CC 4WD
Offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-14-2017, 11:59 AM   #5 (permalink)
dz302
diesel pro
 
dz302's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Gods Country
Posts: 788
iTrader Score: 0 reviews

DieselPlace.com Lifetime Premium Member

I have used them all at one time or another and feel the "FOX" offers the best bang for the buck. Tremendous on and off road ride with long lasting quality. They seem to have the valving down Pat for the 2500 HD trucks...

Last edited by dz302; 07-14-2017 at 12:01 PM.
Offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-07-2018, 06:09 AM   #6 (permalink)
scoot
Diesel Apprentice
 
scoot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 351
iTrader Score: 0 reviews

I just purchased Bilstein 4600 shocks for my 03 LB7 and a Bilstein Steering Stabilizer from shock ware house and got 5% off by being a member on here.
__________________
Looking for another CCSB 4X4 D/A..
Offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-07-2018, 08:45 AM   #7 (permalink)
heymccall
Diesel Elite
 
heymccall's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Monroeville, PA USA
Posts: 17,636
iTrader Score: 0 reviews

Every Bilstein I've ever put on my 2500 and 3500 trucks, all stock height, have pounded the lower shock bushing out, in less than 10k miles. **** Bilstein.
__________________
Brian
'13 Hyundai Genesis Coupe handshaker
'14 Peterbilt 337 handshaker
Quote:
Originally Posted by GetSome8.1HD
Its not like I said I enjoyed reading Good Housekeeping while taking a candle lit bubble bath then proceeding to using a loofah with exfoliating creams all while thinking about you . Now THAT would be creepy
Member #21 of the OiO association
Online   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-07-2018, 09:50 PM   #8 (permalink)
dozerboy
Diesel Guru
 
dozerboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: TX of course
Posts: 9,602
iTrader Score: 0 reviews

Lone Star Diesels Member

My Bilsteins have 182K on them and I've only replaced the lower bushings once. I did extend the shock mounts though so the shock wasn't stopping the A-arm from dropping all the way down.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk
__________________
Don't argue with an idiot, the people watching may not be able to tell you two apart.
06 GMC 2500 CCSB SLT LBZ 4X4
AAAA member # 7

These views expressed on this post are not my own, but rather randomly generated computer gibberish, and in no way should be used to judge the author's IQ or mental health.



Last edited by dozerboy; 01-07-2018 at 09:51 PM.
Offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-12-2018, 06:19 AM   #9 (permalink)
Lingus
Diesel Apprentice
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: NY/CT and sometimes PA, DE and VT
Posts: 458
iTrader Score: 0 reviews

Quote:
Originally Posted by heymccall View Post
Every Bilstein I've ever put on my 2500 and 3500 trucks, all stock height, have pounded the lower shock bushing out, in less than 10k miles. **** Bilstein.

And I thought I was the only one. I'll replace with OEM when it warms up.
__________________
2016 Chevrolet 2500 LML, CCSB, 4WD, Stock.


The Raped Ape -2006 GMC 2500 LBZ, CCSB, 4WD, EFI Live w/mild tune, injectors @160k miles, head gaskets at 190k, , Superglide Hitch, otherwise stock.
Offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-14-2018, 01:55 AM   #10 (permalink)
kcrebel
Diesel Nut
 
kcrebel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Tupelo, MS
Posts: 828
iTrader Score: 3 reviews

Fox 2.0's. Been running them since last summer with no issues.

__________________
2005 Chevy Silverado LT 2500HD Duramax CC SB LLY
EFI Live w DSP 5 switch|Edge Insight CTS2 Monitor|
Fass Titanium 150 soon to be installed|AFE Cold Air Intake/AFE Mouthpiece| Dirty Hooker PCV Valve Reroute Kit |Sinister Diesel EGR Full Delete |AFE 4 Inch Exhaust|18x9 KMC Black Monster XD on Toyo Open Country MT 33x12.50x18| Pioneer AVH-4100NEX w/Backup Camera Interface |Polk Audio Speakers/JLAudio Stealthbox Sub/Alpine Amp|Viper SmartStart | All on Headlight Mod with HIDs and Projectors |LED DRL's run at night with lo beams|
Madjack Racing Fuel Filter Access Door |Full LED Interior/Exterior Upgrades| Fab Four Elite Front Bumper/ Premium Rear Bumper
Offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Diesel Place : Chevrolet and GMC Diesel Truck Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

PLEASE READ! You must check your email inbox for the confirmation link to complete registration. Please check your spam box if you do not see the email in your inbox.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Get up to $80 back on KYB Shocks and Struts 1AAuto.com 1A Auto Parts 1 03-21-2017 11:22 AM
Zone Offroad Kits Now Available w/ Fox Adventure Series Shocks Zone Offroad Zone Offroad 0 11-29-2016 11:06 AM
NERVOUS BREAKDOWN!!! 358258 Off Topic 40 02-22-2016 12:38 PM
FOR SALE: NEW Rancho RS9000XL Shocks 99-10 2500 HD (Grove City PA) TwistedLogic010 Closed / Archived Marketplace Ads 6 01-26-2016 01:06 PM
Rear Shocks for a 2013 with 2" blocks James Ket Suspension & Steering - 2011+ 2 12-04-2015 02:14 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:16 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Shoutbox provided by vBShout v6.2.1 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
© AutoGuide