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Old 11-03-2011, 03:57 PM
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Default What Shocks do I buy?

I have 2007 Mega Cab 2500 4x4 with the 5.9 Cummins. It has a 2" leveling kit and a 2009 front end steering conversion. I'm looking for new shocks, and would prefer a comfortable ride over towing capacity. I do not tow very often and plan on installing airbags for when I do tow. I've read good and bad things about the Rancho 9000's, good things about the Monroe Reflex, and Bilstiens appear to be popular on this site. I have no clue what to do. Any advice would be appreciated.
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Bilstiens are hands down one of the best out there. If your willing to spend the money go with them.
I dont have the money to spend on bilstiens so i went with procomp es9000 (+2" in the front and the ride with the leveling kit is much better, stock length in the rear). Most of the 9000 series shocks are pretty much the same. I went with the procomp because they are nitrogen charged. I have two friends that have BDS 5500 on there HDs and both only complaint is that the freeze up in cold temps.
I have around 4500 miles on the ES9000 and am really happy with them and the ride so far. I pulled a 5000 lb trailer with zero squat
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I'd avoid Tenneco (Monroe & Rancho), Poor quailty control & very slow with any refunds or replacements.

Took 4 sets from them & still not sure I have the lastest models. Even having items shipped directly from them they sent me old stock with missing parts & incorrect top mounts.
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