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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-14-2007, 02:39 AM Thread Starter
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Bilsteins

Well if you are thinking about it, go for it! Merchant threw some bilsteins under all 4 corners, and all I can say is WOW! Much better, smooth as silk....well as smooth as a dually can be I wish I would have done it right away, and sure will from here on out on all new trucks :Thumbup:
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-15-2007, 12:06 AM
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Yep, yep and yep. Couldn't agree more!

Get those POS stock shocks off your truck as fast as you can.
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The stockers are complete POS. I really like my Bilsteins :Thumbup: .

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Hello I'm brand new to this site and I really have gotten a lot of great info for my chevy collection. I installed bilsteins on my 01 dmax and love them. My question is how long will these shocks last. I just bought a 98 tahoe with factory installed bilsteins with 143,000 miles. Should I change them out for new because of miles and age? I heard these last a very long time but how long?? Thanks
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143,000 on the "stock" Bilsteins may be a bit much. Best bet is to pull them off and check them if you have any doubts.
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They look good from a visual inspetion. How would you check them? Are you looking for some rebound action when pushed in or leakage? I bought the tahoe used and dont really know if there factory or aftermarket. thanks
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Bilsteins are one of the best things you can do to improve the factory ride no doubt.


Like Tom said, pull em off and check them if can, but if you've got them off and with that many miles, might be easier just to replace them at that point.

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Does anyone have a problem with them corroding?


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How do you mean corroding? Which model?

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not 100% sure which model but I could find out. They came with my 6" lift. they are rusting pretty bad.


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