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Good shock upgrade

So my truck's ride is terrible. The front end suspension doesn't seem too bad for having well over 100,000 miles on it but the rear is terrible I feel every bump back there. And if you were to stand on the back it's not like it soaks you up, you just go down.

So it's time to at least replace the rear shocks. My questions are as follows. Whats a good make/model of shocks for my truck? Also how complicated is a shock swap? I think it would be pretty easy but my mom says I definitely need someone to do it for me. Although she also said that about changing the oil and I did it and the engine runs just fine.
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Can you remove a bolt and put it back in?
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Much more than that haha.

I think she's paranoid because my brother didn't torque the wheel nuts on his thunderbird and he ended up with a big problem... But I'm pretty sure even if I weren't to do something correctly (I'm still not sure where you can screw it up) that it won't cause me huge damage.
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Then you can change your own shocks. I have Bilstiens and I love them.
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What's a good place to buy them? Or should I just buy them at the local auto part place?
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Bilstiens are great, if you don't off road alot Monroe's are good shock as well. Reflex or Sensor-Trac, you can get those at a local part store.
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How do Bilstien's do offroad anyways? I hear a bunch of people using them. I have Pro Comp Es9000s on right now and get the job done. Wanted to see if switching to Bilstiens would be better. I'm not trying hijack. Just since we're on the topic I wanted to see the difference.
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Well I'm wanting something pretty stiff or heavier, whatever you want to call it. So idk if Monroe's would be like that?
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After some quick research I think I'm wanting some Monroe Sensa-trac shocks as they are soft but then are progressive so it should equal out to being a nice ride and then when I want to go crazy around the corners I should be fine..
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