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shocks for double lifted trucks?

i did some searching on this and couldnt find anything, i want to know what shocks you guys with double lifts are running.
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What kind of lift are we talkin about here? Spindles? shackles? what?
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im gunna spindle and body lift and run 35s
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Well you only need shocks for a suspension lift a body lift only lifts the body.
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A spindle and body lift don't change the dynamics of the front end. You can still run the stock shocks no problem. Or if you just want aftermarket, get stock length shocks. For the rear I'd look up a Bilstien for 2-4" lift, but there are tons of companies that make lifted shocks....
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ok so what shocks for a suspension lift, idk much about suspension and im trying to get my lift supply list together so i know what i need to get.
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^^Proving you dont read posts....
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I'll sell you my used bilsteins. In perfect condition... 5125 series with 30k on them. That's just when I replace mine. And I'm double lifted.
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thanks to everyone who gave there input. trepaul when do you plan on replacing them.

and shane, dont be a dick.
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I'm not being a dick. Look at the post directly above yours...no agknowledgement to reading it in th post directly after it. Yet, he answered your question to a T.






Ok fine....i'll answer. What lift are you doing? Bodylifts dont require new shocks as it's just the body thats lifted away from the frame, instead of the suspesnion being dropped away from the frame. same goes with a spindle lift....no longer shocks are needed for a spindle lift. This is concerning the front end....can run stock shocks if you really wanted to. Rear, get some 2-3" lift ones, since you are dropping the axle farther away from the frame, no matter what method of SUSPENSION lift you use to lift the rear.. I love my bilstein heavy dutys I had when i was stock. Im running Bilstein 5100's in my truck now and love 'em!.
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He's not being a dick, you just didn't read. That's not his problem.

Spindle lift doesn't really lift the truck. They are only like 1in longer but move the hub/axle lower on the spindle. So since there really isn't a change in angles on the CA's, you won't NEED a longer shock up front, but I'd recommend it. As well as the rear, if you add any lift to the rear, those stock shocks aren't meant to compensate for lift. So buy my 5125's.

I can replace them tonight and have them boxed up this week and shipped to you. I'll check them when I take them off, but the last time I did you couldn't push down on the shock to compress it very easily and they sprung back with no stopping.
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I think I've 5100's in the back? Maybe 5125's?
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if its stock RCD stuff...it's 5100's all around.
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Matt you have the 5125's like me... They came with RCD's.

I really WANT the 5150's....MMMMMMMM
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if its stock RCD stuff...it's 5100's all around.
I could have sworn the RCD's came with 5125's...
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I could have sworn the RCD's came with 5125's...
yea rcd comes with 5125s, but they are no different than 5100 except that they can come with different valving.
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Matt you have the 5125's like me... They came with RCD's.

I really WANT the 5150's....MMMMMMMM
I have 5150s just sittin in the garage.
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sorry, but someone make a price, im pretty interested as well...
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Kenny, buy my 5125's off my truck and Ryan sell me your 5150's!
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