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Old 01-11-2018, 11:03 AM   #1
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K5 Shock choice

my 72 has a 3/4 ton 4" spring lift (Skyjacker) and I think it's time for new shocks. I'm partial to KYB's, but I'm not against anything. Cheaper is nice, but better is, well, better. What part #'s should I be looking for? Thanks in advance for any input.
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Old 01-11-2018, 11:13 AM   #2
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Re: K5 Shock choice

Could always order a set of FOX 2.0s off of BDS website. Spendy but id be willing to bet they are the best out there. If not those id run Bilsteins. im sure with some quick searching you can find the part numbers that will fit your application
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Old 01-11-2018, 11:30 AM   #3
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Re: K5 Shock choice

X2 on the Bilsteins.
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Old 01-11-2018, 11:46 AM   #4
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Could always order a set of FOX 2.0s off of BDS website. Spendy but id be willing to bet they are the best out there. If not those id run Bilsteins. im sure with some quick searching you can find the part numbers that will fit your application
you would think so but most of my searching pulled up dropped trucks. A 4" lift seem fairly common, and I was hoping folks would chime in with what they used.
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Old 01-11-2018, 12:14 PM   #5
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Re: K5 Shock choice

I'm interested myself. I'd say fox or bilsteins 5100 series since it seems to be the choice people reply with. My eye is on this thread..
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WHICH Bilstein 5100? Yes, they do seem to be the most preferred...
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Old 01-11-2018, 12:45 PM   #7
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Re: K5 Shock choice

That's what I would like to find out. I see them in pics and recommendations but no one seems to either remember part numbers or where they got them.
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Old 01-11-2018, 02:54 PM   #8
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Re: K5 Shock choice

I have a 4" lift with a 1" Off road design add a leaf.
I have Bilsteins on my rolling chassis. I will take pics of the part numbers tonight.

You can also look at offroad design's website, they lay out the shock sizing.
You will be looking for a 5125 series shock for all 4 corners and a 5100 series shock for the stabalizer if you choose to replace that as well.

I found a pic of my stabalizer part number.
The 5125 serise shock will require you to measure your length from frame mount to axle mount. You buy them based upon travel length. I think the ORD website tells you what you should have for travel.

Hope this helps.
I paid mid $70 range per shock from Amazon.
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Re: K5 Shock choice

all four corners are the same?
that part #, 33-170794, is the stabilizer.
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all four corners are the same?
that part #, 33-170794, is the stabilizer.
...patiently waiting on your pix tonite...
Negative sir, the rears are different than the fronts. The rears are longer.
I should be home around 7 or so. Sorry, late night.
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You can make out the front numbers, but I need to get you a better pic of the rear shock. That is all I have on my phone.

Talk at you soon.
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Rear shock is the top picture. 33-104652...

Front shock is the lower picture with the Weiand box in the background. 33-186542

Just Google search the part number and the shocks should come up. I found them easily on Summit & Amazon.

These fellas have a nice website for sizing as well. http://offroaddesign.com/catalog.htm

Also note, you can mount these shocks normal or upside down. I decided to mount upside down since I liked the look better.

Let me know what you end up doing. - Post pics!
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Re: K5 Shock choice

Yes! Good info. Thanks!
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Re: K5 Shock choice

Upside down? But the printing is right-side-up!
Upside down means less reciprocating mass, faster response.
Right-side-up means lower center of gravity. Not a big difference on these trucks, but there's the info if anybody cares.
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Re: K5 Shock choice

More specifically...
http://offroaddesign.com/catalog/Bilstein%205125.htm
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Re: K5 Shock choice

If you go onto bilsteins website they show https://us.bilstein.com/en/product-s...70794323576229 to be the shock for the front of these trucks with a 3"-4" lift.. Is there a difference in the 5100 to the 5125, does anyone know?
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If you go onto bilsteins website they show https://us.bilstein.com/en/product-s...70794323576229 to be the shock for the front of these trucks with a 3"-4" lift.. Is there a difference in the 5100 to the 5125, does anyone know?
Check this link out. downsouthmotorsports.com/c-234464-dsm-categories-off-road-shocks-all-brands-bilstein-5100-5125-5160-shocks.html

This was the best answer I could find. Since I have the extra inch in lift, I had to work with 5125's since they come in variable lengths for lifts above 4". I hope this helps.
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