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Old 03-21-2015, 01:03 AM   #1
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need shocks on 1500 Sierra

Just got back from a trip up I95, truck bounced considerably, would different shocks help? my 2012 Sierra 4 x 4 has stock shocks please help,
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Old 03-21-2015, 01:10 AM   #2
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Old 03-21-2015, 04:49 PM   #3
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Try Bilstein HD shocks. I just replaced all the oem on my 2010 f150 4x4 and have been very pleased. My ride is actually much better over bumpy roads and night and day difference towing my 8300 lb trailer. You will pay slightly more for these premium shocks but I have not had any regrets and my wife says I am a research addicted fanatic. I have 20 inch wheels.
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Old 03-21-2015, 08:31 PM   #4
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Old 03-21-2015, 08:33 PM   #5
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Are you running "P" tire or LT's?

If P dump them and gat a set of LT's to your liking.


Coil springs in the back?


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Old 03-22-2015, 03:56 PM   #6
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On our 1500 Silverado, Rancho 5000 shocks and Goodyear Wrangler's w/Kevlar made all the difference when towing our toy hauler.
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Just got back from a trip up I95, truck bounced considerably, would different shocks help? my 2012 Sierra 4 x 4 has stock shocks please help,

Attended an automotive seminar once and learned that OEM shocks have a life expectancy of 50,000 miles and should be replaced. This was from a representative of KYB which make OEM shocks for the majority of US manufacturers (of course each manufacturer has their own label but, are most likely made by KYB). When I learned this, I replaced the shocks on my (then 2002 Chev. Silverado 1500HD 4X4) with Gabriel Ultra's from Auto Zone and WOW.......what a difference in the ride and handling I noticed immediately (with and without the TT).

Just my $.02

P.S. I plan on doing the same on my Cummins soon because I've noticed excessive bounce when the 5'er is loaded.
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...Coil springs in the back?
Think GM did away with coil springs on pickups in 62 model year. 63's had leaf springs IIRC.
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Old 03-22-2015, 05:25 PM   #9
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Was it bounce or porpoising?
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Old 03-22-2015, 08:08 PM   #10
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Think GM did away with coil springs on pickups in 62 model year. 63's had leaf springs IIRC.

I think you're off by a decade. Pretty sure they had coils in early 70's and I know my '66 had coils.


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