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#4808515 - 07/08/18 05:25 PM 02' Silverado 5.3L (LT) Shocks
Gito Offline


Registered: 08/30/09
Posts: 619
Loc: CA
Looking for solid rear shocks for my 2002 Chevy Silverado. The left rear bilstein shock is leaking. I put on the shocks 70k miles ago. Any recommendation is greatly appreciated

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#4808531 - 07/08/18 05:41 PM Re: 02' Silverado 5.3L (LT) Shocks [Re: Gito]
oldhp Offline


Registered: 06/28/12
Posts: 1652
Loc: USA
Any warranty on them? If you like them, replace with them. That being said I like the Monroe Reflex. Have read some good reviews on Rancho RS5000x shocks. Shocks are like politics, engine oil, tires and politics. popcorn
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#4808545 - 07/08/18 06:00 PM Re: 02' Silverado 5.3L (LT) Shocks [Re: Gito]
umungus1122 Offline


Registered: 02/12/08
Posts: 1089
Loc: PA
Don't Bilsteins have a lifetime warranty?
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#4808553 - 07/08/18 06:06 PM Re: 02' Silverado 5.3L (LT) Shocks [Re: Gito]
hemitruck Offline


Registered: 03/18/11
Posts: 386
Loc: new jersey
Yes they have a lifetime warranty.

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#4808555 - 07/08/18 06:10 PM Re: 02' Silverado 5.3L (LT) Shocks [Re: Gito]
Kibitoshin Offline


Registered: 04/19/16
Posts: 708
Loc: Kaiōshinkai
Can't get any better than what you have. If you want similar performance without the Bilstien price I'd look at KYB Monomax or Gas-A-Just shocks.
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#4808595 - 07/08/18 07:15 PM Re: 02' Silverado 5.3L (LT) Shocks [Re: Gito]
slacktide_bitog Offline


Registered: 03/20/08
Posts: 6342
Loc: USA
How many miles on the truck now? What kind of driving do/did you do with it? Do you use it like an actual truck? Were you satisfied with Bilstein?

Bilstein makes great shocks, and 70k could be a good service life, particularly if the truck was used hard. Otherwise, there's KYB MonoMax and Monroe Reflex, and Gabriel Max Control. Bilstein also has the 5100 shocks.

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#4808606 - 07/08/18 07:34 PM Re: 02' Silverado 5.3L (LT) Shocks [Re: Gito]
Nick1994 Offline


Registered: 02/19/13
Posts: 10277
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
70k is a pretty good life, and truck shocks are easy to change. See about getting them warrantied and don't worry for another 70k miles.
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#4808615 - 07/08/18 07:45 PM Re: 02' Silverado 5.3L (LT) Shocks [Re: Nick1994]
krismoriah72 Offline


Registered: 02/16/09
Posts: 1577
Loc: wv
I have an 03 suburban and posted a thread earlier this year on shocks.. I went with the Bilstein 5100 they are about $68 each on ebay.

I think they are a bit stiff on rough roads which is mainly what my roads are nowadays.

I think the Monroe Reflex would be a better ride but wont take the abuse that the Bils do.

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#4808618 - 07/08/18 07:50 PM Re: 02' Silverado 5.3L (LT) Shocks [Re: krismoriah72]
spasm3 Offline


Registered: 05/30/10
Posts: 8763
Loc: North Carolina
Originally Posted By: krismoriah72
I have an 03 suburban and posted a thread earlier this year on shocks.. I went with the Bilstein 5100 they are about $68 each on ebay.

I think they are a bit stiff on rough roads which is mainly what my roads are nowadays.

I think the Monroe Reflex would be a better ride but wont take the abuse that the Bils do.



I have gabriel ultras on my truck. They ride a bit harsh unloaded. But are perfect when my TT is hooked up with the weight distributing hitch.
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#4808638 - 07/08/18 08:18 PM Re: 02' Silverado 5.3L (LT) Shocks [Re: Gito]
vwmaniaman Offline


Registered: 04/18/13
Posts: 144
Loc: Kevil,Ky
i have a set of Monroe Gas Magnums on my 07Ram 1500. Weare just amazed at how good and controlled that it rides now. Shockwarehouse had a special on all 4 for 135.00 with free shipping.
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