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Old 06-02-2010, 01:21 PM
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Default Need Help Finding Shocks for 2006 Ram Hemi

Have a 2006 Doge Ram Hemi 5.7 Liter 4WD. What would you recommend for front shock absorbers and are we able to change them ourselves?

I am looking for a specific brand name and model # if you have that and some information on how they have worked out for you.

Thanks so much for any help you can provide.
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Hello and welcome to RamForumZ, great to have you here! While I personally prefer Monroe when it comes to shocks, I don't have part numbers, as the last set I bought was for my Jeep, haven't gotten that far yet with my truck, but we have lots of helpful people here so someone should be along shortly who can give you some feedback on this. Good luck and I hope you enjoy the board!

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Welcome to the forum! Glad to have you here! Monroe or Bilstein would be great choices
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Welcome to the forum! You're going to find a lot of great info on the site about your truck. You can also use the search button on top of the site to find something specific. If you have pics of your truck, go ahead and post some. Everyone likes to see pics!
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Glad you joined us and welcome to the Z for Rams from Baltimore . Monroe , KYB , Gabriel all good shocks and brand name . If you could go to the top of the page to the User Cp and complete your profile that would be great . Helps us see what you have when your posting a question or comment . Do you have any pictures of your truck ? Have you done any mods or have plans for any ? Any of your friends have Rams ? Tell them about us . We would love to have them . You will find this site is full of a lot of talented people . So if theres any question that you need answered , just shoot away . Talk to ya soon . Tom
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I recommend a set of Bilsteins! They're about $85-90 a piece but well worth it since this brand is what comes on the SRT cars. Let me know if you would like to get a set ordered or if you would like further info just PM me.
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Hello and welcome to the forum! Glad to have you here! I would suggest getting the Bilstein 5100s for your truck. They are a great shock and they will also raise the front of the truck 2.5" to give you the level look. I have them and I love them a lot! If you ever have any other questions feel free to ask and we will help you out! I hope to see ya around the forum!
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Welcome you to the forum,

It appears you have already received plenty of 'Shocking' advise!
Can you install them yourself ?? If your asking the question, then likely not. It's not that they're that difficult, but you will require some tools that are not in your basic tool kit, and if you do, it's probably because you have done something similar, and would therefore not ask the question.....WOW, I think I even confused myself with that answer!
If you have access to a fully equipped shop, then likely, but if it's your first time, it wouldn't hurt to have an experienced person with you to assist.
(That sounded better!)

This forum is full of great looking trucks, and packed with great mod ideas and there are loads of knowledgeable and experienced people here.

AND - We all like pix! Got any to share ?

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Default Are they struts or shocks??

Thanks for all your posts guys! I am questioning the shock because I found this post on a Dodge forum:

"No they are STRUTS A special shock that is part of the srping assembly too the tune of 110 bucks a pieice!!!Guess again dodge boy we have lived it."

Because of that post, I am questioning if it is a normal type shock or is it some hybrid shock/strut.

Your thoughts - does anyone out there have the stock 2006 Dodge Ram Crew Pickup, 4WD, 5.7L V8 16V with Hemi?
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