Aight well my rear shocks are blown and I have some OMEs up front and want something good for the rear. I want to run 12 travels on the rear and can't decide btw the bilstiens or foxs?
I know the shocks won't bring more flex I was talkin about if/wen I do new leaf packs. But after a lil more reading and you and Ted confirming I think ill run 10sShocks won't bring anymore flex by themselves. The longer the shock (too long) the more you have to tilt them to fit them, and the more you tilt them the less they dampen which is what they're on there for in the first place. Fitting overly long shocks is/was a fad IMO.
Fwiw I run 10" 5125s with a 2" aal.
I'd buy proper length shocks for your current state, then if your new packs dictate new shocks, buy different ones then. Or wait and do it all together, if your current shocks have any life left.
Hey now....... I was going off personal experience when I told him 12's. I loved my 12” travel shocks back before I did the Chevy swap.Measure 47 times and buy once nah, seriously flex it out, full bump to full extension and that will determine what shock length you need. I dunno about the 7100's either, that's a lot of shock for a stock truck. Gitcha some 5125 or 5150's or whatever they're making now and call it good.
Oh.. and please be sure to cross check everything Hillbilly tells ya!!! LOL
thought that'd get a rise out of ya!Hey now....... I was going off personal experience when I told him 12's. I loved my 12” travel shocks back before I did the Chevy swap.
Just thinking cost vs return on investment (roi) is all... (not that this hobby has ANY return on investment lol!)and why do you think a 7100 is too much shock I figured it was jus a slightly better 5150 with an external resi instead of a piggyback???
Ahhh I gotcha.thought that'd get a rise out of ya!
Just thinking cost vs return on investment (roi) is all... (not that this hobby has ANY return on investment lol!)
Yeah only problem is I can push the rear of my truck down and run around it 5 times before they come back up hahahah they are shot to shitLike Colin said, do it all at once. No reason to spend the money twice. Decide on the springs you want to use and after you get them on flex them out and stuff them at a bump stopped level. Take those measurements and buy the correct size shocks based on that. Stock shocks will get you by even with new springs for a week or so after you take measurements and have time to order shocks.
Do you not remember me bein there for all that haha I think I was driving dp and we noticed the shocks after we got out. HaIMO find some rebuildable race shocks. ie fox, king, etc. I've got some BBCS and I've managed to break a shaft in half. If it had been a rebuildable shock, I could have just gotten a new shaft. I had to replace one due to a leak (still warrantied), I could have just gotten new seals. Maybe that's just my way of thinking after launching my truck 4 feet high though.