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02' Silverado 5.3L (LT) Shocks #4808515
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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

Re: 02' Silverado 5.3L (LT) Shocks [Re: Gito] #4808531
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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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Re: 02' Silverado 5.3L (LT) Shocks [Re: Gito] #4808545
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Don't Bilsteins have a lifetime warranty?


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Re: 02' Silverado 5.3L (LT) Shocks [Re: Gito] #4808553
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Yes they have a lifetime warranty.

Re: 02' Silverado 5.3L (LT) Shocks [Re: Gito] #4808555
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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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Re: 02' Silverado 5.3L (LT) Shocks [Re: Gito] #4808595
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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.

Re: 02' Silverado 5.3L (LT) Shocks [Re: Gito] #4808606
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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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Re: 02' Silverado 5.3L (LT) Shocks [Re: Nick1994] #4808615
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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.

Re: 02' Silverado 5.3L (LT) Shocks [Re: krismoriah72] #4808618
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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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Re: 02' Silverado 5.3L (LT) Shocks [Re: Gito] #4808638
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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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