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Shock Help Please!

I finally got around to ordering a spindle lift today(thank you Christmas Bonus) and I am going to need shocks. I already have aal's and shackles in the rear and I will need to add something else to get another 3"(open to suggestions). Anyway What do you think of these shocks for the rear?

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This is time sensitive to get a sale price.
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you don't need new shocks for the spindle lift..

i think your only option is either a bigger block or some lift springs.


for the shocks, i have no idea.. I'm picky and run bilsteins lol
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What you you think of running a regular short aal and a RCD aal? I am also thinking about a 3" block.
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do you not have the factory block?

if not than a 3" block should be fine. I'm not sure how much longer my shackles are than yours.. so I can't say for sure there, maybe they are a bit longer and you can run those with a factory 2" block.
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do you not have the factory block?

if not than a 3" block should be fine. I'm not sure how much longer my shackles are than yours.. so I can't say for sure there, maybe they are a bit longer and you can run those with a factory 2" block.
Right now I have the factory Edge blocks, shorty aal's, and Chevy drop shackles.
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I have short aal, 3" block, and chevy drop shackle, and I sit even with the front (3" spindle and bars up all the way, I have the stiffest bars)

I'd say go with some procomp es9000's, they are good for me :) little stiff of a ride but not rough by any means. Or bilstien 5100's, but they are a lot more $
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I have short aal, 3" block, and chevy drop shackle, and I sit even with the front (3" spindle and bars up all the way, I have the stiffest bars)

I'd say go with some procomp es9000's, they are good for me :) little stiff of a ride but not rough by any means. Or bilstien 5100's, but they are a lot more $
Do you still have the cap on your truck? Your truck sits level with or without the cap on it?
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I'd say go with some procomp es9000's, they are good for me :) little stiff of a ride but not rough by any means. Or bilstien 5100's, but they are a lot more $
That's something we gotta know. What kind of ride quality do you want?

If you don't mind it to be a little rough, then the pro comps and bilsteins are great.

The ones you posted aren't gonna last long. I've got them on the rear of my Dodge. They'll be tossed once we get rid of the rest of this winter crap.
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I don't mind a rough ride at all.
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