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  New shocks? - Posted: 11-11-2012, 03:59 PM
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Hey all,

So I'm pretty sure I need new shocks sometime soon because my truck bounces up and down a lot when going over bumps. I was wondering 1. What shocks are good for an 08 2WD with a 6" lift and 2. Where is a good place to get them cheap? Like a buy 3 get one free or just a place that has good deals and does rebates. I'm not looking for the best brand of shocks but obviously I don't want a crappy cheap set. I'm willing to shell out for em as long as it's within reason. Thanks and Happy Veteran's Day to all you vets on here!
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the sponsor (i think) on here aj-usa has good shock prices. so does shock warehouse dot com. just from what I see on here mostly I'd find the correct part number for 5100 series shocks and go that route
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Shock warehouse has a limited selection for 2WD I've already looked there
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 Posted: 11-12-2012, 02:04 PM
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DO you by chance know your compressed/extended lengths on the shocks?
We offer some universal sizes... in a monotube or our adjustable RS9000XL.
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the sponsor (i think) on here aj-usa has good shock prices. so does shock warehouse dot com. just from what I see on here mostly I'd find the correct part number for 5100 series shocks and go that route
I've found really good prices at aj usa as well. Notsure about the 2wd though
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Yea I've found shocks for my height truck but they're all for 4x4s. But I am not sure of the lengths but they are the shocks that come with the FabTech 6" 2WD lift kit. They are white, pretty much generic looking monotubes
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sounds like your best bet is going to be to get the compressed and extended lengths of the setup you currently have and then go with say the universal fit 5100 series (i think they are the 5125) for those specific measurements.
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Well AJUSA is the only site I've found that has lengths and the 4600 Bilstein might be what I'm looking for. I'll have to go out and measure sometime this weekend. I'm guessing I have to take a shock off the front and rear and measure?
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08 2WD trucks have shocks?!??!
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Yes take the shock/strut off and compress and extend to get the correct length.

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Well AJUSA is the only site I've found that has lengths and the 4600 Bilstein might be what I'm looking for. I'll have to go out and measure sometime this weekend. I'm guessing I have to take a shock off the front and rear and measure?
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08 2WD trucks have shocks?!??!
Lol yes?
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Checked & mine don't...no wonder it rides crappy...lol
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Thought they ran struts!
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Don't the 4x4s run struts?
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the 4x4s run struts. the 2wds run shocks with coil springs up front
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Huh. Never touched a 2WD. Learn something new every day. :P
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Not all of us are as lucky as you to go through so many 4x4s and not have to be stuck with a 2WD at least once haha
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be stuck with a 2WD at least once haha
I bet you get stuck more than once with a 2wd. Even with 4wd if your not getting stuck your not wheeling hard enough. Then again who buys a 2wd and lifts it anyway?
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I got my Bilsteins from AJ-USA for a great price. They were the cheapest I found doing my search.
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I've been stuck many times with my 4WD. hehe I have been lucky to go through a few 4x4s. I think if I had a 2WD, it would be a street truck for speed..



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