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recommended front shocks

Anyone have front shocks to recommend? Mine are starting to feel worn at 40,000 miles. need somethinh heavy duty for work, heavy loads.
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Duke, dont bother with OEM stuff.

Go with Bilstien shocks or KYB, do all four, you wont be sorry. You will wonder why you wated so long to do them.
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Suppose I want to do an air bag system on my truck in the future. There's a front air helper shock they sell to level the truck supposedly made by Bilstein. Comes as part of the whole Firestone ride rite leveling system. Can I buy these shocks now and run them "empty" (no air) without damage to them until I get the rest of the air bag kit parts? Or must these shocks have air in them at all times?

If I need new front shocks, I figured I'd get the air shocks now and buy the rest later when I have more play money.
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Go with the Bilstein's, I changed mine (well Eric changed them ) at around 30K, the ride is SOOO much better!

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Another vote for Bilsteins!

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I can suggest what not to use. I installed KYB's, where hammered in less than 25k highway miles.

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If your shocks are cold after a trip then they are junk if they are quite warm they are working. you may have to remove them to see if they have a dead spot. Bad shocks are usually noticeable buy abnormal tire wear. Then again, if you feel better with new shocks go for it.
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I'm running QA1 double adjustables on the front, so far I love them. Not really an OEM fit, need to modify the lower shock mount to get them in there.

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OK, Bilsteins it is! Anyone know where to buy the cheapest?
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