Posted 25 April 2017 - 09:02 AM
Posted 14 May 2017 - 04:22 PM
As for ordering, Amazon, Autoanything, Rock Auto, etc. As for the shocks, it depends on how much off roading you intend to do. Off road-Ranchero adjustable or Bilstens, but I was advised by an alignment/suspension shop to buy the auto adjusting Monroes for street/highway use. They work for my 32500 crew dually Chevy that carries a Lance 1050.
Edited by Norske, 14 May 2017 - 04:22 PM.
Posted 15 May 2017 - 02:26 AM
I use the Ranchos. Setting them is easy enough and as far as best place to buy, try shock warehouse or look for sales. Sometimes they will do rebates or buy 3 get the 4th free.
Posted 15 May 2017 - 05:51 AM
Posted 15 May 2017 - 02:04 PM
With 46000 miles on my 2015 gmc 3500 srw it may be time for new shocks. I carry a AF 992. I have lower stable loads and heavy duty Timbrens. I noticed with my truck empty it's getting pretty bouncey. Do y'all prefer Rancheros which are adjustable or blisten which I think are 4600. Also where seems the best place for pricing to order from? Thanks Eddie
I have had both Bilsteins and Rancho 9000. Installed the Bilsteins 9/2004 at 22k miles. One rear shock failed with an oil leak when I was on the road in Fairbanks, AK. Camping World where I bought them online was no help for warranty replacement because I could not get it to one of their shops. Replaced with NAPA Reflex shocks in Fairbanks. Replaced those with Rancho 9000xl bought online from Sams 4x4 5/2009 at 62k miles. After a few years some of the adjustment mechanisms froze but since I never change them I ignored it. Last summer the shop said one was leaking. A few weeks ago at 125k miles I noticed a oil spot under the right rear shock and the bottom shock hanger was oiled as well. Called Sams and they would be happy to replace them if I returned them so they could be inspected and pay return shipping for the new ones. It would cost at least $100 shipping both ways so not worth the trouble and expense. I kept my NAPA Reflex shocks as spares and will be swapping out the rear Ranchos for my barely used Reflex shocks. I would suggest that whatever you buy that has a lifetime warranty that you get them local so you can get warranty replacements because you will probably need them.
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