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Is a smooth ride possible?

OK, I need new shocks, I can tell because any fillings I have have come out riding down the roads. I know it is a truck and not a Cadi, but i really want to get the smoothest ride possible. I rarely tow or carry heavy loads and I use it mostly to drive to work and back (1hr each way all Highway). If any savy people can give me some good ideas of what to go with. I have been looking at Monroes, Bilsteins and KYBs. but so many choices and no experience with these. Any advice??


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I might be interested in how this pans out for you. My shocks are not so good either, and I need to replace all the balljoints and tierod ends. With that being said, I like the way it rides. When I get in my wifes 08 1500 I fell like jumping out the window because it doesnt feel like a truck. My 66 F-100 twin I beam, no power steering with a 10" steering wheel was the best experience in the world to me.

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I can tell you what not to get. I put a set of Gabriel Ultras on my 98 3500. OMG! I felt every bump in the road-even the cross walk paint. No joke. I took them back to Autozone who exchanged them for Gabriel Max Control. Big difference and as smooth of a ride as I can expect. They are about $50 a piece.
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Bilstein 5100 seems to be the most popular shock on the forum. Im running them...definitely a improvement

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I can tell you what not to get. I put a set of Gabriel Ultras on my 98 3500. OMG! I felt every bump in the road-even the cross walk paint. No joke. I took them back to Autozone who exchanged them for Gabriel Max Control. Big difference and as smooth of a ride as I can expect. They are about $50 a piece.
i bought a set of gabriel ultras right after i got my truck about 10 months ago and the ride on my truck has been garbage ever since. im looking to upgrade my front coil springs and front shocks

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bro, I just removed two leaf springs, and added helper bags, added 15psi, and she rides so smooth...

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IMO Bilstein 5100s are about the best shocks for under $100

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