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.
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.
I got Bilsteins and Im not all that happy with them. I think they are rougher than OEM. If I had to do it again Id go with the yellow Bilsteins. They are a little softer than the Zinc ones. Of course I like a soft ride. I never had any bad body roll with the OEMs so there is no need for stiffer ones on my truck. Just my two cents.
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