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Old 12-19-2015, 10:01 AM   #1
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Bilstein Shocks

So often I read here where people have replaced their OEM truck shocks with Bilstein shocks. However, I haven't noticed any references to which particular Bilstein shocks they used -- which series or model number. I am interested to know which Bilstein shocks everybody has used.

Which Bilstein shocks would be best for my 2015 Cheverolet Silverado 3500HD crew cab with 6.0, 4x4 and 8' bed with no lift? Is this enough information, or do I need to be more purpose-specific?

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Old 12-19-2015, 10:19 AM   #2
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Bilstein 5100's have always worked well for me.
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Old 12-19-2015, 10:28 AM   #3
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Bilstein 5100's have always worked well for me.
Which 5100s?

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I went with the 5100 also they work good for me, also but i did put air bags on the back just to frim up the back from a little body roll i would get in a good cross wind i just run 15.PSI in them and that keeps it off the overloads and helps a lot i have about 1900 lb in pin weight. i bought mine through e shocks they were about the best price i found
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I put on the 4100 series on my F350. I ask for 5100 but after the tech looked them up he said they were designed for trucks with a lift kit and the 4100 are without lift. I have read that people have put them on non lifted trucks.

This is from Blistein website....

BILSTEIN 5100 Series Shock Absorbers are designed specifically to help your lifted truck, Jeep or SUV reach its pinnacle in ride performance, while supplying the correct tuning and length for your specific lift.

http://www.bilsteinus.com/products/t...ight-trucksuv/

Edited - That should read 4600 series not 4100 series.
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Old 12-19-2015, 10:45 AM   #6
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I put on the 4100 series on my F350. I ask for 5100 but after the tech looked them up he said they were designed for trucks with a lift kit and the 4100 are without lift. I have read that people have put them on non lifted trucks.

This is from Blistein website....

BILSTEIN 5100 Series Shock Absorbers are designed specifically to help your lifted truck, Jeep or SUV reach its pinnacle in ride performance, while supplying the correct tuning and length for your specific lift.

5100 Series - Lifted Light Truck/SUV
Do you mean the 4600 Series?

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Do you mean the 4600 Series?

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You are right 4600 series.
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I use the 5100 shocks. They make a noticeable improvement in ride and handling.
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I use the 5100 shocks. They make a noticeable improvement in ride and handling.
Do you use these in replacement of the stock shocks with a non-lifted truck? Which 5100s do you use. There are so many variants.

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Old 12-19-2015, 11:25 AM   #10
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When I got my 4600's last year there was only one front set and one rear set that fit my truck.


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