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Lets talk shocks

answer the following:

a) what shock are you running? brand / model#

b) what setup do you have? lowering shackles / drop coils spindles etc. (how much drop) / bags

c) would you buy them again? recomend them?

d) how did they affect your ride? same, better or worse
 

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a) Doetsch Techs, i forget part numbers...

b) 4/6 drop, spindles/coils in front and flip kit/c-notch in rear

c) Doetsch Tech makes the nicest shocks out for truck drop applications IMO and many others so absolutely yes!

d) for as low as it is it rides pretty damn good!....the shocks made it a lil stiffer over small stutter bumps and shit but they are smooth as hell on freeway and do wonders for cornering/body roll
 

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a) Napa Response (front)/NAPA airshocks (rear): 9722(I believe) and MA468

b) DJM 4/6 LCA's Flip/Shackles

c) Yes, front are cheap and effective, rear are worth the price for towing, etc

d) The ride is way better than with Toxics
 

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a) Edelbrock IAS on all fours

b) McGuaghys 2/4 Drop, 2" Spindles up front, 2" Drop leafs in back with 2" shackles. Also have AirLift SlamAIR bags in the rear for towing.

c) I will never own another brand of shock, ever. Even on my stock rides.

d) Rides like stock!
 

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Same as above minus the bags in the rear.
 

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A. Doetsch Tech
B. 5/8 spindles, springs, flipkit, shackles
C. Yes i would recommend them for any lowered application
D. pretty smooth on the highway for a low as it is, a little stiff on samll bumps
 

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what would you guys recommend for city driving conditions? cause we have a lot of crappy roads here in frisco!!
 

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A. Belltech Nitro drop for rear
Toxic Drop for front
B. 5/8 spindles, springs, flipkit, shackles all DJM
C. The BT's are a little soft out back. The Toxic's are awesome stiff. They keep my big ass 255/70/15's from rubbing on little bumps.
D. Out interstates have these intermittent concrete break lines that make eveery car somewhat bumpy, but my truck feels pretty good on them for a 5/8. Lot's of people have complimented on how smooth the truck is for being so damn low.
 

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If money is no object, I would say QA1...

I would also say Edelbrock IAS shocks, but they dont make a 4" drop application.

To save money, just get the Doetsch Tech or DJM shocks...
 

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I have 2" lowering shackles in the rear and am running Monroe reflex shocks 911512 and 911513 I like the ride. huge improvement over stock. much more steering control. I would definitely recommend them.
 

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doetsch tech shocks for a 4-6 drop

laying frame on 24's on all 4

the shocks that came with the kp 6link kit where way to soft and don't handle well when your ridin low in the rear

the front the shocks are located outside of the arm, 4in djm arm with stock spindles, flipped b/j, flipped uca

im happy with doetsch tech shocks, been running them for years, your not gonna find a better shock at $38 each then them
 

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a) Monroe 31000's up front.
Fox shox 2.0 remote resivour's out back.

b) Bags

c) the front ones are cheap and work good. like 15$.
The rears are expensive. I'd buy them again, i'm going to get them for the front. But i also wanted them for the bling factor.

d)The fox ones made the ride smoother.
 

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a) Monroe 31000's up front.
Fox shox 2.0 remote resivour's out back.

b) Bags

c) the front ones are cheap and work good. like 15$.
The rears are expensive. I'd buy them again, i'm going to get them for the front. But i also wanted them for the bling factor.

d)The fox ones made the ride smoother.
grant whats the p/n on those for shocks?
 

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a) Front Monroe Gas-Matic Shock Absorber p/n 55818
Rear will me monroe sensa trac p/n 37091

b) Slam 7's up front
Kp six link in the rear with slam 7's

c)The front shocks are awesome. I would buy them again.
The rear are still stock from the kit and they are gay.

d) Shocks+Bags= The best ride ever. haha.
 

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Bellteck Nitro-Active Shocks Front#10018 - Rear#10572

Hotchkis Performance Front And Rear Sway Bars #2231 - Bellteck 2" Lowering Spindles #2508 - Hotchkis 4" Lowering Leaf Pack With Special Carrier Bearing Bracket, Transmission Spacer, Shims And Polyurethane Bump Stops Are Included With Each Spring Set. #2403.

stiffer ride then stock, but nice
 

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QA1 12 way adjustables, don't have the part number off hand

DJM 4/6, Control arms ups front and a flip kit out back

Yes, they are great shocks. Only drawback is they cost some coin

As for the ride, they are adjustable. So you can go from soft as a caddy to firm as a tank.
 

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grant whats the p/n on those for shocks?
Shocks Specs:
Travel: 6.50"
Extended Length: 18.80"
Collasped Length: 12.30"
Shaft Size: 5/8
Fox Part #: 980-99-030-A




I'm not sure what the part number is for the chrome ones though.
 
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