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Old 07-23-2017, 08:04 PM   #1
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Shock absorbers

I just got Michelin Defender tires ( 265/75r/16).... A little softer riding tire.

I believe the softer tires show my shocks are worn in the front. ( no kidding...180,000 miles on them!) They are fabulous Tokico Trekmaster #GE3667. I am not sure how easy it is to find them... but wondering if there is a good second choice brand shock?

My ride is stock , '88 Sierra C2500 2 wheel drive.
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Old 07-24-2017, 12:04 PM   #2
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Re: Shock absorbers

I always went with Bilstein
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Old 07-24-2017, 01:19 PM   #3
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Re: Shock absorbers

Thanks.... Bilstiens are my second choice. I will get them for my rears.

After a couple calls, and a couple calls back, I found Tokico # HE3667 in N. Carolina, for my fronts. Tokico doesn't really sell anymore to our sort of trucks anymore, but the guy has a few of these on the shelf. ( less than $35 bucks, he's charging me)......
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Re: Shock absorbers

Glad you found some. I used Rancho 5000s on my old 96(yep 2wd) and was really pleased with them. The guy that has the truck now just replaced them with another set after 120K.
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Re: Shock absorbers

Love my KYBs...
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Old 07-25-2017, 07:56 PM   #6
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Re: Shock absorbers

A year after buying my truck, I got fed up with the awful California freeways and the bumps ( like driving on railroad tracks). Tokico made this shock to counter those bumps. ( a second valving system just for the little bumps).

But I know KYB, Rancho & Bilstiens are also good.

Thanks for the suggestions!
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I found the front shocks that I wanted. Tokico does not sell them anymore, but aaa-imports in S.C. still has some! Cool!
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