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Old 03-20-2009, 11:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Best replacement for OEM Shocks - 2005 Z85 4x4

My 2005 Z85 4x4 Colorado Crew Cab has started feeling a bit mushy and soft in the front end and I am looking to upgrade my shocks. I am running 30x9.5x15 A/T tires and do light offroading on fairly rough fire roads. I would estimate my driving to be 80% paved 20% dirt. Any suggestions for a decent all-around aftermarket shock?
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Old 03-20-2009, 12:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i have the same model same year and I love my skyjacker hydros $35 a shock too!!!!
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Old 03-20-2009, 12:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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IMO get Bilsteins. They are running a promotion right now, buy 3 get 1 free.
http://www.allshocks.com/bilstein/html/ ... ear='2005'
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Old 04-02-2009, 10:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I am on a budget so the Rancho RS5000's seem to fit the bill (plus I live in Canada and can't find a deal on Bilsteins). I was told that Ranchos have issues with their bushings; can anyone back this up?
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Old 04-10-2009, 11:42 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: Best replacement for OEM Shocks - 2005 Z85 4x4

Not too sure but i've heard nothing but good things from Rancho shocks. Anyone know of anybody who has Edelbrock shocks?
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Old 04-11-2009, 11:34 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: Best replacement for OEM Shocks - 2005 Z85 4x4

Bilstein's are on sale at Tire Rack for $64 each right now. They also carry KYBs
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Old 04-19-2009, 07:42 PM   #7 (permalink)
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FYI KYB are the factory shock company
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Old 04-19-2009, 11:53 PM   #8 (permalink)
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sthbaker I see your a bc boy from the pics i'd say okanagon area Good to see some more canuks on here

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Old 04-20-2009, 06:50 PM   #9 (permalink)
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